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"Best Practices for Digital Repositories" - ALA Midwinter 2017 ALCTS CaMMS CNIG Program Announcementby Sai Deng on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm
The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group is pleased to announce its program at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Atlanta, GWCC, Room A312, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Saturday, January 21st, 2017.
This year’s theme is “Best Practices for Digital Repositories,” featuring six speakers who will bring two regular talks and four short talks. Our goal is to present more programs with a great deal of relevant information, and encourage follow-up with presenters as needed.
Regular Talks (10 minutes each):
- Minnesota Digital Library’s Geospatial Metadata Work (Greta Bahnemann, University of Minnesota Libraries)
An overview of the geospatial metadata enhancement project that was recently completed for the Minnesota Digital Library collections. Greta Bahnemann, MDL's Metadata Librarian, will discuss the foundation of this metadata work, including her participation in the Mountain West Digital Library's Geospatial Discovery Task Force and the set of best practices that were produced. The benefits associated with this work will be summarized, including the anticipated uses of geospatial metadata as well as being in better compliance with new national best practices as adopted by the Digital Public Library of America.
- A Lightweight Structured Data Implementation Using JSON-LD and Schema.org for Digital Repository (Lucas Mak, Lisa Lorenzo, Nicole Smeltekop, Michigan State University Libraries)
The Islandora digital repository has been serving as a testbed for new services and tools for the Digital Information Division at Michigan State University Libraries. One of those recent endeavors is the incorporation of structured data on item display page using JSON-LD and schema.org vocabularies to enhance discoverability by search engines. This presentation will give a brief project overview, discuss the MODS and schema.org mapping process and its implementation in Islandora, and talk about moving into exposing URI (the real linked data) through the same implementation.
Short Talks (7-8 minutes each):
- Metadata Migration Managed: Fixing Metadata That Was Up to No Good (Jeremy Myntti and Anna Neatrour, University of Utah)
The University of Utah's Marriott Library has been working on migrating all digital collections out of CONTENTdm to a system incorporating open source software using Apache Solr (indexer), NGINX (webserver), and phalcon (PHP framework). This presentation will provide an overview of the metadata cleanup and standardization tasks that have been completed during the migration along with future plans for post-migration remediation to ensure that our metadata is consistent with best practices.
- XML MARCs the Spot: Mapping Multiple Metadata Standards for Consolidated Use in An Institutional Repository (Jennifer Fagan-Fry and Sarah Davis, LAC Group at NOAA Affiliate)
This presentation will address the challenges of building the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Institutional repository with a special focus on the solutions to the key problems of: combining disparate metadata schemas (MARC21 and EndNote) into one standardized version (MODS), accommodating specific Fedora requirements without major edits to the existing catalog metadata; and collaborating with NOAA’s repository partner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a custom export and conversion file for NOAA’s standardized (MARC XML and Excel) metadata.
- Mapping a Digital Repository to Linked Data (Maura Valentino, Oregon State University)
In 2014, Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) made the decision to move its institutional repository from DSpace to a linked data instance of Sufia. This involved mapping each field currently used in DSpace to a linked data field within an existing namespace, however some DSpace fields cannot find a match. OSULP curates a namespace, OpaqueNamespace, for necessary fields that currently don’t have a namespace. This presentation will focus on how the linked data fields were chosen, when OpaqueNamespace was chosen and how using linked data will allow for more accurate use of the repository and its collections.
- Getting Started with DOIs in the Institutional Repository (Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Georgia Southern University; Ashley D. Lowery, East Tennessee State University)
Assigning DOIs in the institutional repository builds legitimacy and extends the reach of your IR content. This session will cover the basics of CrossRef membership and DOI management for institutional repositories, with special emphasis on Digital Commons. Topics will include membership costs and responsibilities, DOI structure and syntax, recommended workflows for manual and automated deposits, and considerations for Memoranda of Understanding.
We look forward to seeing many of you there!
ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group
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The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Atlanta on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 10:30-11:30am.
The Cataloging Norms Interest Group offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas and best practices on the dynamics of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows in the hybrid environment.
Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers and administrators, and be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.
This year's theme is "Best Practices for Digital Repositories" and potential topics may include (but are not limited to):
· Metadata application in digital repositories;
· Archiving, curating and preserving special and cultural heritage collections;
· Linked data implementation in or related to digital repositories;
· Research data, datasets and digital repositories;
· Implementing guidelines and standards for digital repositories;
· Metadata choices in digital repositories and in the traditional library environment;
· Support open data and open scholarship using digital repositories;
· Assessment of content and impact in digital repositories;
· Use metadata and data to improve digital repository services;
· Issues, challenges and opportunities in cataloging in digital repositories.
If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Sai Deng and Jessalyn Zoom, Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Bridges and Debra Skinner, Co-Vice Chairs
Posted on behalf of Judith P. Cannan, Chief, Cooperative & Instructional Programs and Paul Frank, Acting Coordinator, NACO and SACO Programs, Library of Congress
Semantic Web -- Linked Data -- RDF -- BIBFRAME Tools -- BIBFRAME Vocabularies
ALA Annual 2016: ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms IG Program (Hyatt, Florida Ballroom C, Saturday 10:30-11:30 AM)by Susan Matveyeva on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm
The Cataloging Norms Interest Group will meet in the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom C, 10:30-11:30 AM, on Saturday, June 25. The meeting will include the following two presentations:
1) Fearless Transformation: Applying OpenRefine to Digital Collections / Kara Long, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Baylor University Libraries
The Baylor University Library launched its first digitization project in 1999, with the Spencer Collection of American Popular Sheet Music. The first phase of the project was to scan and place online 1,000 pieces of music, out of the nearly 30,000 pieces in the print collection. The digital collection now comprises over 8,000 titles of American sheet music from the 18th to the 20th centuries. A major challenge throughout the project has been generating rich metadata for the digital objects, and to coordinate this effort between the Fine Arts Library, the Digital Projects Team, and the Cataloging and Metadata Unit of Baylor University. In 2008, the Library contracted with Flourish Music Cataloging to provide outsource the creation of MARC records describing the print collection. These records are transformed into metadata describing the digital collection as well.
This presentation will cover the evolving metadata workflow, and demonstrate the most recent change – implementing OpenRefine to quality check, and transform metadata from MARC to Dublin Core. This transformed metadata is used to generate a metadata load file for CONTENTdm, our digital collections platform. This presentation will interest cataloging and metadata librarians, especially those interested in OpenRefine, and those interested in metadata creation in a hybrid environments or collections.
2) BIBFRAME Pilot Training / Judith P. Cannan, Chief, Cooperative & Instructional Programs and Paul Frank, Acting Coordinator, NACO and SACO Programs, Library of Congress
This presentation is a concise analysis of the training plan and results based on the LC BIBFRAME Pilot Phase one. It will explain what LC was trying to measure when it conducted the first BIBRAME pilot and what it was not trying to measure. It will cover the initial workflow and how it changed through the course of the pilot as improvements to the system became functional. How we developed the training and what we learned during the course of the pilot about the training needs of the pilot participants. Finally we will cover what we learned and how that measured against the outcomes we were seeking.
The LC BIBFRAME Pilot ran from October 2015 through March 2016.
The presenters will describe the:
--conditions under which the pilot functioned
--limitations and why we proceeded when we did
--changes in workflow as the Pilot proceeded
--initial training provided to participants
--follow-up meetings that lead to refresher training
The Cataloging Norms Interest Group will meet in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room107AB, 10:30-11:30 AM, on Saturday, January 9.
The meeting will include the following three presentations:
Enhancing Access to Pacific-Language Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and in OCLC WorldCat
Michael Chopey, Catalog Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries
With funding from an NEH grant, UHM's Cataloging Department and Pacific Collection are working collaboratively to enhance more than 10,000 bibliographic records in our local Voyager catalog and in OCLC Worldcat, primarily with Ethnologue (ISO 639-3) language codes, which in many cases are much more specific than the collective MARC language code (ISO 639-2) that the cataloging community normally uses. This presentation will outline the planning, workflow, benefits, and future directions of this project, including how the metadata created for this project will be reused and made available outside of the MARC catalog environment, and a comprehensive crosswalk of codes and languages names using linked open data from the Library of Congress's linked data identity server (http://id.loc.gov/) and the Open Language Archives Community (http://www.language-archives.org/).
Bridging the Gap between Metadata Librarians and Art Conservators
Peggy Griesinger, Metadata & Cataloging Librarian George Mason University Libraries
This talk will discuss the challenges and benefits of collaborating with art conservation professionals at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to design a metadata profile for the digital conservation of their audiovisual-based artworks. Throughout this project in my role as metadata librarian, I was required to quickly familiarize myself with specialized topics in art conservation and audiovisual preservation, two areas with which I had very little prior experience, in order to design an accurate metadata profile for the project. I also needed to translate specialized metadata concepts into a form that non-LIS professionals, such as conservators and museum administrators, could understand. This talk will discuss the process of quickly gaining low-level expertise in unfamiliar domains as well as how to impart knowledge of complex metadata concepts (including XML, controlled vocabularies, and metadata standards) in a form that is understandable and practically useful to non-LIS professionals.
Where's the data?
Andrea Payant, Data Management Cataloger, Utah State University
Betty Rozum, Data Services Coordinator & Undergraduate Research Librarian, Utah State University
Liz Woolcott, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University
At Utah State University, a pilot project is under development to evaluate the benefits of tracking data sets and faculty publications using the online catalog and the Library's institutional repository. With federal mandates to make publications and data open, universities look for solutions to track compliance. At Utah State University, the Sponsored Programs Office follows up with researchers to determine where data has been or will be deposited, per the terms of their grant. Interested in making this publicly discoverable, the Library, Sponsored Programs, and Research Office are working together to pilot a project that enables the creation of publicly accessible MARC and Dublin Core records for data deposited by USU faculty. This project aims to make data sets, as well as publications, visible in research portals such as WorldCat, as well as through Google searches. This presentation will describe the project and anticipated benefits, as well as outline the roles of the cataloging staff and data librarian, and the involvement of the Research Office.
Susan Matveyeva and Robert Rohrbacher, Co-Chairs, Cataloging Norms IG
Describing Resources with BIBFRAME at the National Library of Medicine
Nancy J. Fallgren, Metadata Specialist Librarian, National Library of Medicine
NLM has been collaborating with George Washington University, University of California, Davis, and Zepheira to draft an experimental common, core BIBFRAME data model and vocabulary that would be useful for bibliographic cataloging and beyond. With the draft at a comfortable level of completeness, we are using that BIBFRAME model in further experiments to convert existing description from a variety of XML schema and to catalog new bibliographic materials using RDA rules. This presentation will discuss the status of NLM’s practical experimentation using BIBFRAME for resource description, including some examples, and discussion of tools we are using and/or planning to use.
Skill Sets for Technical Services Staff
Roman S. Panchyshyn, Assistant Professor, Kent State University
As the nature of the work in technical services changes, technical services managers and library administrators need to evaluate and project what type of skill sets must be added or changed to meet the needs of future projects and workflows. My presentation will identify eight areas of competence, or skill sets, which will need to be present in technical services for the department to remain viable during the period of transition from current cataloging practices to a linked data environment. The presentation will be given from a management perspective, outlining the need for establishing a training timetable, prioritizing skill set training, and justifying the costs and resources necessary for training to library administration. The presentation will be based on my book chapter, recently accepted for publication, in the monograph titled: Creating the 21st Century Academic Library: Volume 6: Rethinking Technical Services, edited by Bradford Lee Eden.
What Can We Do about Our Legacy?
Diane Hillmann, RDA Development Team
Underlying many of the recent conversations about new options for description is the fear that we could lose access to our legacy of MARC records, or compromise the transition from MARC to RDA sufficiently that we lose the value of those records. There are options for bringing that data with us as we move ahead, but there will need to be better understanding of what those options might be and how to make appropriate decisions for individual libraries or consortia for those conversations to proceed effectively.
The notion of pursuing ‘integration’ of MARC and RDA records, using the RDA fields brought into MARC, is often brought up, prompted by the early decisions of the RDA effort to pursue a ‘middle ground’ option, but better understanding of what is really different about RDA has made that option less attractive. Diane Hillmann, for many years a cataloger and tech services manager, and now a member of the RDA Development Team, will discuss the issues around these decisions, and suggest possible paths for librarians.