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Discussion Janis L. Young

by Tatyana Chubaryan on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 04:38 pm

Discussion CAMMS/LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group at the 2017 ALA Annual in Chicago

by Tatyana Chubaryan on Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 02:25 pm

Please, join us in this exceptionally interesting INTERNATIONAL session 

at the 2017 ALA Annual in Chicago

on Sunday, June 25nd, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Hilton Chicago, room Continental B.

 

María Jesús Morillo Calero, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Departamento de Proceso Técnico

Opening Doors: Impact of Linked data Project Datos.BNE.ES on Authority Control at the National Library of Spain

 

Please, join us in this exceptionally interesting INTERNATIONAL session 

at the 2017 ALA Annual in Chicago

on Sunday, June 25nd, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Hilton Chicago, room Continental B.

 

María Jesús Morillo Calero, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Departamento de Proceso Técnico

Opening Doors: Impact of Linked data Project Datos.BNE.ES on Authority Control at the National Library of Spain

 

On late November 2014, National Library of Spain released datos.bne.es, the new version of a Linked open data-based service, previously launched in 2011. This project has been designed and developed in close partnership with the Ontology Engineering Group from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, a pioneering research group in semantic technologies.

This service, still in a beta version, has had a twofold goal: continue with the publication of National Library of Spain bibliographic and authority data in RDF under an open license, and to provide the user with an innovative view of its assets, built upon and benefiting from this huge amount of semantic data. These data have been modelled after the FRBR framework, re-arranging the existing data into the model entities, and tracking the main relationships among them. Resources have been described using an ad-hoc BNE ontology, a set of classes and properties linked to many well-known vocabularies.  Entities have been linked to others equivalent from many datasets, and local data have been enriched with third-party information. These basic features provide a solid ground and structure for future developments for users, libraries and other communities to be built upon, and casts interesting challenges for the library to provide new services that have an impact on the daily cataloging and authority control workflows.

 

Thurstan Young, Collection Metadata Analyst, British Library

The British Library's Implementation of Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus terms (LCMPT)

 

Music cataloguers at the British Library began using LCMPT in original cataloguing in June 2016. This presentation will outline the reasons for adopting the medium of performance vocabulary and our experience of implementing it. There have been both positive and negative impacts on catalogue data and cataloguing workflows. In particular, the configuration of LCMPT on our library system (Aleph) presented some challenges for authority control, due to the contextual way in which the MARC 382 field works, and a partly manual system of updates has had to be devised. The benefits, however, override this limitation: we retain and extend our ability to use a controlled vocabulary to record voice and instrument terms, comply further with the element-based data recording approach of RDA, and anticipate the exchange of data in future systems. In the course of evaluating FAST as a possible replacement for LCSH, we noted that it contains many terms in common with LCMPT. The two vocabularies serve different purposes and in some situations both may be applicable. 

 

Daniela Trunk, German National Library

Authority Control in German speaking countries: the Integrated Authority File GND

 

The Integrated Authority File (= Gemeinsame Normdatei, GND) is mainly and originally used by libraries and increasingly deployed in other cultural heritage organizations in German speaking countries. It is operated cooperatively by the whole community and maintained by the German National Library.

 

This presentation will describe the integration of the formerly separate authority files, where different data formats, rules and positions of the descriptive and subject cataloguing points of view were joined.

The GND data model and data format have a special focus on the linking structure, by describing entities and by designating attributes and relationships to other entities. It is differentiated between the cataloguing and storage format and driven by the data model, some changes and additions to the MARC Authority format were accepted by the MARC community recently, which are to be implemented in autumn 2017. With a high linking density, a URI resolving service and an ontology on its own the GND is visible as a building block of the Linked Data environment. Exemplary impressions of GND usage are shown, and some next steps and plans provide an outlook into the future of the GND.

 

 

Janis Young, Library of Congress

Updates on the Library of Congress projects

 

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Discussion Service opportunity

by Tatyana Chubaryan on Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 02:19 pm

The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group is looking for several individuals to sit in our governing board. The board plans ACIG programs at ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual meetings; terms are two years and begin following ALA Annual 2017.  Officers must be able to commit to attending both ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual during their terms.

ACIG is also looking for a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and a Secretary. These two positions along with the Chair and Past-Chair coordinate and oversee the activities for the interest group.

The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group is looking for several individuals to sit in our governing board. The board plans ACIG programs at ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual meetings; terms are two years and begin following ALA Annual 2017.  Officers must be able to commit to attending both ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual during their terms.

ACIG is also looking for a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and a Secretary. These two positions along with the Chair and Past-Chair coordinate and oversee the activities for the interest group.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please send an e-mail with expressed interest to the present ACIG chair Tatyana Chubaryan (tchubar@library.tamu.edu) or to the present ACIG secretary Mark Scharff (mscharff@wustl.edu) and stay for the business meeting following our annual program in Chicago (ACIG business meeting will be on Sunday, June 25nd, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Hilton Chicago, room Continental B)

Tatyana Chubaryan

ACIG Chair (2016-2017)

 

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Discussion LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group in Orlando

by Tatyana Chubaryan on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Please, join us in Orlando

HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Florida Ballroom C

 Sunday June 26, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

(Please, find the program attached)

Discussion Service opportunities

by Tatyana Chubaryan on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 08:56 am

The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group has three Advisory Board positions up for election.
 

The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group has three Advisory Board positions up for election.
 
Terms are two years and begin following ALA Annual 2016. Officers must be able to commit to attending both ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual during their terms.
 
Elections will be held during the Authority Control Interest Group business meeting on Sunday, June 26th starting at 3:00 in the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom C.
Anyone interested in standing for election to one of these positions is invited to get in touch with Tatyana Chubaryan (tchubar@library.tamu.edu  ) and/or Jodi L. Spillane (JLS@SC.EDU) prior to ALA if you have any questions or wish to announce your intent to run in advance. Anyone can be added to the ballot at the meeting itself also.
 

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Discussion ACIG Annual 2015 - Jeremy Myntti, Anna Neatrour, Nate Cothran, Authority Control for Digital Collections

by Nathan Putnam on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:16 pm

Jeremy Myntti (University of Utah), Anna Neatrour (University of Utah), and Nate Cothran (Backstage Library Works) talked about the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library work with Backstage Library Works to develop an automated solution for authority control in fields for digital library metadata to provide consistency and improve access to collections. An early version of this project was originally presented at ALA Annual 2013, and they have continued on to make improvements and refinements based on the initial work.

Jeremy Myntti (University of Utah), Anna Neatrour (University of Utah), and Nate Cothran (Backstage Library Works) talked about the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library work with Backstage Library Works to develop an automated solution for authority control in fields for digital library metadata to provide consistency and improve access to collections. An early version of this project was originally presented at ALA Annual 2013, and they have continued on to make improvements and refinements based on the initial work. They completed processing the metadata for several digital collections with Backstage. After this processing was completed, they started looking at ways to standardize the metadata values that Backstage was unable to match to an existing LC authority by using OpenRefine to add further improved values. This presentation showed the results from this project, including lessons learned and future directions for the project to prepare this metadata for a linked data environment.

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Discussion ACIG Annual 2015 - Nancy Lorimer, LCGFT for Music

by Nathan Putnam on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:13 pm

Nancy Lorimer (Stanford University and Chair of MLA’s Genre/Form Task Force) discussed the February 2015 release of 600 genre/form terms for musical works, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Music Library Association.

Nancy Lorimer (Stanford University and Chair of MLA’s Genre/Form Task Force) discussed the February 2015 release of 600 genre/form terms for musical works, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Music Library Association. This is part of the larger project to expand the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) to new domains, She reviewed the music vocabulary, its origins, the decision-making processes during its development, the interaction of LCGFT terms with those of the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT), and explained areas of the vocabulary that are still being developed or are otherwise in flux. She provided several examples on its use of LCGFT music terms and provide an introduction to Provisional Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources,a document created by the Music Library Association Vocabularies Subcommittee and Genre/Form Task Force to provide temporary guidelines until official documentation is completed.

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Discussion ACIG Annual 2015 - Janice Young, LC Update of ACIG

by Nathan Putnam on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:11 pm

Janis L. Young (Library of Congress) gave her regular semi-annual and very popular report from the Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation.

Discussion Call for Volunteers

by Nathan Putnam on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:06 pm

Looking to participate in discussions on authority control and identity management? Are you interested in running programs or providing Programming input? The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group is looking for several individuals to sit in our governing board. This board plans ACIG programs at Midwinter and Annual (you are not required to attend either of these meetings to participate).

ACIG is also looking for a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and a Secretary. These two positions along with the Chair and Past-Chair coordinate and oversee the activities for the interest group.

Looking to participate in discussions on authority control and identity management? Are you interested in running programs or providing Programming input? The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group is looking for several individuals to sit in our governing board. This board plans ACIG programs at Midwinter and Annual (you are not required to attend either of these meetings to participate).

ACIG is also looking for a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and a Secretary. These two positions along with the Chair and Past-Chair coordinate and oversee the activities for the interest group.

If you are interested in any of these positions, stay for the business meeting following our ALA Annual program in San Francisco. If you are not able to attend Annual or have any questions, please send me an email (nbputnam@umd.edu).

Sunday, June 28
1:00-3:30 (business meeting to follow)
Room 124 (N) in the Moscone Convention Center
ALA Conference Scheduler: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29319

Thanks!

Nathan Putnam
Chair, ACIG (2014-2015)

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Discussion ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting

by Nathan Putnam on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 04:02 pm

Below you will find an interesting mix of topics for the ALCTS/LITA Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at Midwinter.

Sunday, February 1
1:00 PM-3:00 PM (with a business meeting to follow)
McCormick Place West
Room W474b
Scheduler link: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/25803

We hope you can join us!

Below you will find an interesting mix of topics for the ALCTS/LITA Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at Midwinter.

Sunday, February 1
1:00 PM-3:00 PM (with a business meeting to follow)
McCormick Place West
Room W474b
Scheduler link: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/25803

We hope you can join us!

Nathan Putnam
2014-2015 ACIG Chair
Head, Metadata Services
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 0742
nbputnam@umd.edu 

 

Janis L. Young (Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy and Standards Division (PSD)) will be giving her regular semi-annual report from Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation.

Ray Schmidt (Assistant Director for Discovery Services, Wellesley College, and chair of the Music Library Association Authorities Subcommittee) will discuss ways to advocate for the value of authority work. The MLA Statement on Authority Control will be presented as a starting point for considering the real-world situations in which the need for advocacy arises, and how catalogers can prepare to demonstrate what library users “get” from authority control.

Diane Hillmann (partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates LLC and previously Authorities Library at Cornell University Libraries) will briefly discuss general issues and how vocabulary versioning has been handled in the RDA Registry. She will demonstrate how those principles and best practices can be used in other kinds of authority files. Policies regarding change management in open or public vocabularies used in the context of Linked Open Data have lagged behind those driving other web-based communities of practice. The same can be said of Authority Files, developed for use within a centralized data flow and centralized maintenance policies, with contributions by a broadly distributed community. This centralized control has been workable (if slow to evolve to incorporate new needs) during the MARC years, so long as data distribution had also been centralized, but this pattern of distribution has become more questionable as a transition to the more open world of linked data begins to demonstrate the inflexibility of traditional practices.

Jeremy Myntti (Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) and Nate Cothran (Vice President, Automated Services, Backstage Library Works) will discuss the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library's and Backstage Library Works ideas to come up with an automated solution for authorizing fields in digital library metadata to provide consistency and to improve access to collections. This project was originally presented at ALA Annual 2013 at the beginning of the project. We have now completed processing the metadata for several digital collections. This presentation will show the results from this project, including lessons learned and future directions for the project to prepare this metadata for a linked data environment.

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