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ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group at ALA Midwinter

Topic: Discovering new paths to old data

Date:  Sunday, January 27, 2013

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: Renaissance Seattle Hotel – Compass South

 

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Discussion CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Report on the 2014 ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 05:38 pm

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group met at the ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Twenty-six people attended three presentations that addressed issues ranging from cataloging of cartographic materials in RDA, to beginning cataloging courses in library schools, to findability of ebooks in libraries’ catalogs and discovery systems.

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group met at the ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Twenty-six people attended three presentations that addressed issues ranging from cataloging of cartographic materials in RDA, to beginning cataloging courses in library schools, to findability of ebooks in libraries’ catalogs and discovery systems.

Enerel Dambiinyam, Assistant Professor and Cataloging Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University, and Rachel Jaffe, Metadata Librarian, University of California, Santa Cruz, were installed as the incoming co-chairs of CCRIG.  Wendy West, Head of Catalog Management Services, University at Albany, State University of New York, was elected as incoming vice-chair.

Karen Snow, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, and Gretchen Hoffman, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, presented "What makes an effective cataloging course? : A study of the factors that promote learning". The presentation described a recent study that identified the elements of a beginning cataloging course that help students learn cataloging and how the instructor's approach to teaching cataloging contributes to this learning. The research asked two questions: 1.“What elements of a beginning cataloging course help students learn cataloging?”, and 2. “Does the instructor's approach to teaching beginning cataloging (including course content, course design and delivery, assessment, etc.) affect student learning and attitudes toward cataloging? ” Presenters shared the results of their initial research and stressed a need to have additional studies done on the topic.

Catherine Sassen, Principal Catalog Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries, presented "Cataloging that works: How to make e-books findable".This presentation focused on results of a study conducted to determine if the inclusion of summary notes and/or table of contents notes in catalog records is associated with higher usage of e-books in a large university library. The presenter shared such findings, as titles with recent publication dates were used more; having both TOCs and summary notes in records increased ebook usage; and oldest and newest ebook titles with catalog enhancements were used more frequently.   

Paige Andrew, Maps Cataloging Librarian, Pennsylvania State University Libraries, presented "Cartographic resources and RDA: A snapshot of changes from AACR2 rules and practices”. This presentation highlighted changes in cataloging of cartographic materials in RDA environment. The presenter provided specific examples of catalog record elements that were affected by transition from AACR2 to RDA.

The presentations were followed by questions from the audience.

Please, see attached presentation slides for more details.

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Event Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research IG offers three presentations and discussions of cataloging-related research and projects. Cataloging cartographic materials in RDA, discoverability of ebooks in library catalog, and cataloging courses in library schools are the topics that will be featured in this meeting.

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research IG offers three presentations and discussions of cataloging-related research and projects. Cataloging cartographic materials in RDA, discoverability of ebooks in library catalog, and cataloging courses in library schools are the topics that will be featured in this meeting.

Karen Snow, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, and Gretchen Hoffman, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, will share results of the research they did on cataloging courses taught in library schools; Catherine Sassen, Principal Catalog Librarian, and Karen Harker, Collection Assessment Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries, will discuss a study they conducted on discoverability of ebooks in library catalogs; and Paige Andrew, Maps Cataloging Librarian, Pennsylvania State University Libraries, will present on changes in cataloging cartographic resources under RDA.

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Discussion CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group 2014 Annual meeting program

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 10:57 am

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group at ALA Midwinter

Date:  Sunday, June 29, 2014

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: LVCC-S226 Las Vegas Convention Center

 

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group offers three presentations and discussions of cataloging-related research and projects. Cataloging cartographic materials in RDA, discoverability of ebooks in library catalog, and cataloging courses in library schools are the topics that will be featured in this meeting.

 

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group at ALA Midwinter

Date:  Sunday, June 29, 2014

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: LVCC-S226 Las Vegas Convention Center

 

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group offers three presentations and discussions of cataloging-related research and projects. Cataloging cartographic materials in RDA, discoverability of ebooks in library catalog, and cataloging courses in library schools are the topics that will be featured in this meeting.

 

"What makes an effective cataloging course? : A study of the factors that promote learning," presented by Karen Snow, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, and Gretchen Hoffman, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University.

Although much research has been done on cataloging education, there are no known studies that examine the elements of a beginning cataloging course (including class activities, professor/student interaction, and assignments) that contribute to student learning and how impactful these elements are on beginning cataloging students. This presentation describes a recent study that identified the elements of a beginning cataloging course that help students learn cataloging and how the instructor's approach to teaching cataloging contributes to this learning.

 

 "Cataloging that works: How to make e-books findable," presented by Catherine Sassen, Principal Catalog Librarian, and Karen Harker, Collection Assessment Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries.

Enhancing bibliographic records with contents and summary notes in the online catalog increases the findability of library resources. Does this findability lead to use? How much of a difference can enhanced records make in the usage of e-books? This presentation will report on the results of a study to determine if the inclusion of summary notes and/or table of contents notes in catalog records is associated with the usage of e-books in a large university library.

 

"Cartographic resources and RDA: A snapshot of changes from AACR2 rules and practices," presented by Paige Andrew, Maps Cataloging Librarian, Pennsylvania State University Libraries.

Moving from the AACR2 framework to RDA has been a process filled with hesitation for many longtime catalogers. This presentation will highlight the differences between RDA and AACR2 in terms of descriptive cataloging of cartographic resources and provide concrete examples of what changed under the new rules.  

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Event CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Report on the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 05:04 pm

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group met at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, January 26, 2014. The meeting’s topic was “Cataloging in RDA and Linked Data environments”.

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group met at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, January 26, 2014. The meeting’s topic was “Cataloging in RDA and Linked Data environments”.

Peter Spyers-Duran, University of Central Florida Libraries, presented "RDA Transcribing TOC". This presentation discussed a workflow that the presenter developed at the University of Central Florida to enrich bibliographic records using RDA rule 1.7.1 by copying and pasting summary statements and/or TOC from publishers’ websites to bibliographic records as part of original cataloging work or when upgrading existing records. The presenter described steps in the workflow and shared practical tips that helped him gain efficiency.

Kimmy Szeto, Baruch College, City University of New York and Christy Crowl, Founder, ProMusicDB, presented "Building Authorities with Crowdsourced and Linked Open Data in ProMusicDB". This presentation described ProMusicDB, a comprehensive metadata aggregation platform that is being developed to collect authority information from WorldCat, VIAF, the IMDD, DBpedia, Discogs, MusicBrainz, and proprietary databases from musician unions and performing rights organizations with a goal of building an authority database that provides access to linked open data for activities of music professionals. The audience had an opportunity to see a short demo of ProMusicDB that is currently under development.

Diane Hillmann, Metadata Management Associates, presented "Mapmakers". This presentation addressed differences between concepts of crosswalking and semantic mapping as they relate to the world beyond MARC21. The presenter provided examples of the Linked Data concept to demonstrate semantic mapping and highlighted the benefits of its usage. The presentation slides could be accessed here: http://www.slideshare.net/smartbroad/mapmakers-30680609  

Following the presentations, there was a period of Q&A. A number of questions from the audience generated a lively discussion.

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Event Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 07:22 pm

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research IG offers three presentations and discussions of research and projects focused on the use of Linked Data in libraries and cataloging in RDA environment. Semantic mapping, RDA rule 1.7.1, crowdsourcing authorities, and the Linked Open Data environment are some of the topics that will be featured in this meeting.

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research IG offers three presentations and discussions of research and projects focused on the use of Linked Data in libraries and cataloging in RDA environment. Semantic mapping, RDA rule 1.7.1, crowdsourcing authorities, and the Linked Open Data environment are some of the topics that will be featured in this meeting.

"RDA Transcribing TOC," presented by Peter Spyers-Duran, Associate Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries.
Recent changes in descriptive cataloging rules, such as RDA rule 1.7.1 on transcription has given catalogers the freedom to “Accept data without modification if: a) using a description created by another agency, or b) using data derived from a digital source of information by automated scanning, copying, or downloading process.” Given the current landscape, a librarian from the University of Central Florida Libraries has begun copying and pasting summary statements and/or TOC from publishers’ websites as standard practice when creating original or upgrading existing bibliographic records. This presentation describes the workflow, including: time, cost, problems, solutions, and the potential of scaling up the workflow to include staff doing copy cataloging.

"Building Authorities with Crowdsourced and Linked Open Data in ProMusicDB," presented by Kimmy Szeto, Assistant Professor/Metadata Librarian, Baruch College, City University of New York and Christy Crowl, Founder, ProMusicDB.
In the linked open data (LOD) environment, the concept of “authority” extends beyond expert-maintained authority files to a model based on mass consensus. This presentation examines the practical ramifications of this extended concept of “authority” and demonstrates one possible way to build LOD authorities on a mass scale currently being developed by ProMusicDB, a comprehensive metadata aggregation platform and user interface that provides access to linked open data for activities of music professionals. In ProMusicDB, profiles for music professionals are built based on data collected from WorldCat, the Virtual International Authority File, the Internet Movie Database, DBpedia, Discogs, MusicBrainz, and proprietary databases from musician unions and performing rights organizations.

"Mapmakers," presented by Diane Hillmann, consultant with Metadata Management Associates.
This presentation will examine concepts of “mapping” and “crosswalking” as they relate to cataloging community. The presenter will address differences between the two and applicability of each as we enter the Semantic Web world. Ms. Hillmann will describe ways of moving bibliographic metadata into the world beyond MARC and will explore the possibilities for using semantic mapping to provide catalogers with the flexibility and extensibility we will need in the future.

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Event Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 07:37 pm

Catalog Evolution
CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
N229 McCormick Place Convention Center

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research IG provides a variety of presentations and discussions of research about the current organization and access to information and how it can be transitioned to the new environments. Social tagging, MARC XML, and RDA training issues are some of the topics that will be featured in this meeting.

Catalog Evolution
CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
N229 McCormick Place Convention Center

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research IG provides a variety of presentations and discussions of research about the current organization and access to information and how it can be transitioned to the new environments. Social tagging, MARC XML, and RDA training issues are some of the topics that will be featured in this meeting.

Wendy West, Head of Database Maintenance, Processing and Bindery Department, University at Albany, State University of New York, will talk about her research on social tagging of graphic novels at ARL libraries and its implications for content discoverability; Peter H. Lisius, Music and Media Catalog Librarian, Kent State University, will present his research findings on training for catalogers under AACR2 and RDA standards; and Violeta Ilik, Metadata Cataloging Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries, will describe the projects to create crosswalks between MARCXML and Dublin Core for specific collections at Texas A&M by using Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT).

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Discussion Report on the Annual meeting of the Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group in Chicago, IL on June 30, 2013

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 09:58 am

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group met at the ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Forty-nine people were in attendance. The meeting’s topic was “Catalog Evolution”. Three presenters addressed issues ranging from social tagging, to MARCXML, to RDA training.

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group met at the ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Forty-nine people were in attendance. The meeting’s topic was “Catalog Evolution”. Three presenters addressed issues ranging from social tagging, to MARCXML, to RDA training.

Nastia Guimaraes, Electronic Resources and Serials Cataloging Librarian, University of Notre Dame, was installed as the incoming chair of CCRIG.  Enerel Dambiinyam, Assistant Professor and Cataloging Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University, and Rachel Jaffe, Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Binghamton University, SUNY, were elected as incoming co-vice-chairs.

Wendy West, Head of Database Maintenance, Processing and Bindery Department, University at Albany, State University of New York, presentedTag you’re it: Enhancing access to graphic novels. This presentation examined social tagging as aid for access to graphic novel titles in the discovery layer catalogs. In this project, the catalogs of a group of Association of Research Libraries were reviewed to determine if they offered social tagging options and, if they did, whether their users were applying social tags to records identifying materials as graphic novels. The presentation also discussed such issues as specific patterns in the tagging terminology and metadata used by catalogers to identify graphic novels.

Peter H. Lisius, Music and Media Catalog Librarian, Kent State University, presented “AACR2 to RDA:  A means to an end”. This research presented some conclusions on AACR2 and RDA training through critical review of literature, examination of AACR2 to RDA mappings in the RDA Toolkit, and a look at both Library of Congress and OCLC policies surrounding RDA training and transitioning. Taking all these materials together, the presenter offered his conclusions as to the current and future usefulness/implications of learning both AACR2 and RDA together, or simply learning RDA on its own.

Violeta Ilik, Metadata Cataloging Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries, presented Reuse, Repurpose”. This presentation focused on the catalogers' experience in creating crosswalks between MARCXML and Dublin Core for specific collections at Texas A&M University Library. The focus remained on how the catalogers at Texas A&M University were able to use of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) to transform MARCXML documents to Dublin Core XML documents. With two collections that were identified by a subject selector for inclusion in the Institutional Repository, catalogers demonstrated that they have the potential to take on metadata projects by actively participating in the transformation of documents from MARCXML into Dublin Core XML file format and other metadata file formats.

The presentations were followed by questions from the audience, which generated a lively discussion.

Please, see attached presentation slides for more details.

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Event Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group at ALA Annual 2012

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Join CCRIG for a peek into the future of library catalogs, as cataloging practices transition from AACR2 to RDA, and into the FRBR and linked data environment. Find out how libraries are applying theoretical constructs now, and what kinds of research we need to move forward with improving library catalogs. Speakers will be available for brief question and answer sessions following their presentations.

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Join CCRIG for a peek into the future of library catalogs, as cataloging practices transition from AACR2 to RDA, and into the FRBR and linked data environment. Find out how libraries are applying theoretical constructs now, and what kinds of research we need to move forward with improving library catalogs. Speakers will be available for brief question and answer sessions following their presentations.

“Everyday Cataloger Concerns: A Research-Based Agenda for Library Cataloging,” presented by Allyson Carlyle, Rachel Ivy Clarke, Paul J. Weiss, Violet Fox, and Morgan Bell, University of Washington Information School. This research project focuses on bridging the gap between conceptual, academic cataloging research and the needs of catalogers. The presentation will review the results of interviews and focus groups to identify the most important areas of research for practicing catalogers, research directions for improving library catalogs, and will provide a comparison of practicing cataloger views and the views recently expounded by the Library of Congress about cataloging research.

“Fishing for FRBR in MARC, Mining for Data in Free Text,” presented by Kelley McGrath, Metadata Management Librarian, University of Oregon. A report on part of a larger project, which uses the XC Metadata Services Toolkit to extract MARC data to create provisional records for FRBR group 1 entities populated with structured data optimized for machine manipulation. The discussion will include the methodology used for identifying data elements, especially those that potentially occur in multiple MARC fields or may be hidden in free text fields like notes, as well as examples of the problems encountered, and an initial assessment of the accuracy of the process.

“RDA in RDF: Transitioning to the FRBR Catalog and the Semantic Web,” presented by Kimmy Szeto, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Maritime College, State University of New York. In preparation for the transition from AACR2 to RDA, the presentation will report on the potential of the application of RDA in the current catalog environment. It will include a theoretical overview of RDA, RDF and Linked Data; a demonstration of converting and encoding actual bibliographic records to RDA, RDF and XML; and a review of implementation challenges in existing library systems and how they can best prepare for the Linked Data future. Did you attend this Interest Group meeting?

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Discussion Call for proposals - ALA Annual Conference 2013 in Chicago

by Masha Stepanova on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 09:45 am

***Call for proposals—deadline Friday May 17th***
 

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its ALA Annual meeting in Chicago, IL. The meeting will be on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in N229 McCormick Place Convention Center.
The theme of the meeting will be “Catalog Evolution.” Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

 

***Call for proposals—deadline Friday May 17th***
 

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its ALA Annual meeting in Chicago, IL. The meeting will be on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in N229 McCormick Place Convention Center.
The theme of the meeting will be “Catalog Evolution.” Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

 

   Research on transitioning from AACR2 to RDA

   Research on cataloging in a mixed metadata environment with records in multiple schemas, formats, and standards

   Research on transitioning from a traditional catalog to a web-based next-generation or FRBR catalog

   Research on alternatives to the MARC format

   Research on discovery layer catalogs

 

Full presentations should be 15 to 20 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations.  Brief 5 to 10 minute summaries of less extensive projects or research in progress will also be considered.
Email proposals by Friday, May 17th to Masha Stepanova (stepanm@miamioh.edu) or Nastia Guimaraes (aguimara@nd.edu). Please include:

   Presentation title

   A brief (1 page or less) summary of the focus of the proposed presentation

   Stage of project completion by June 2013

   Amount of time needed to make the presentation

   Names and positions of presenter(s)

   Email address(es) of presenter(s)

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

CCRIG Chair 2012/13

Masha Stepanova

Head, Cataloging & Processing

Miami University

stepanm@miamioh.edu

 

CCRIG Vice-Chair 2012/13

Nastia Guimaraes

Electronic Resources and Serials Cataloging Librarian

University of Notre Dame

aguimara@nd.edu

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Event Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Meeting of the Cataloging and Classification Research interest group

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