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Discussion 2017 ALA Annual CaMMS CNIG Presentation Files Are Now Available

by Jessalyn Zoom on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 02:22 pm

Presentation slides on "The Changing Metadata Arena and Its Practitioners" from the ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group's program at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Saturday, June 24, 2017 have been posted.  The program featured six talks addressing authority control, identity management, vocabularies and linked data, and the changing role and practices of cataloging metadata librarians.

Discussion "The Changing Metadata Arena and Its Practitioners" - ALA Annual 2017 ALCTS Cataloging Norms Interest Group Program Announcement

by Sai Deng on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group is pleased to announce its program at the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Chicago, McCormick Convention Center S104, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 24, 2017.

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group is pleased to announce its program at the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Chicago, McCormick Convention Center S104, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 24, 2017.

This year’s theme is "The Changing Metadata Arena and Its Practitioners," featuring six speakers who will bring a variety of talks addressing authority control, identity management, vocabularies and linked data, and the changing role and practices of cataloging and metadata librarians. We'd like to present the following programs with a great deal of relevant information, and encourage follow-up with presenters as needed.

Featured Program (15 minutes)

Identity Management or Authority Control? (Jennifer Liss, Head of Monographic Image Cataloging, Indiana University)

With increasing frequency, the term Identity Management is being used in many settings, including libraries where the familiar term is Authority Control. Do you understand the conceptual differences between these two terms? Do you understand how a shift to Identity Management impacts the metadata practitioner’s work and choices? The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Task Group on Identity Management in NACO is charged to investigate and foster discussion on issues regarding the differences between Authority Control and Identity Management. Come hear about the work of the task group, from the group’s analysis of the emerging use cases for Identity Management, to actual projects that facilitate globally shared identifier management work in libraries, to some of the problems to be solved as Identity Management activities integrate into Authority Control workflows.

 

Regular Talks (10 minutes each)

  • Authority Control for Finding Aids: Changing Roles for Cataloging Staff (Miloche Kottman, Head of Cataloging and Archival Processing, University of Kansas Libraries)

The University of Kansas Libraries has moved from an archival finding aid creation system that lacked authority control to ArchivesSpace, an open-source archives information management system, which has some limited authority control capabilities. This presentation will discuss the benefits and challenges associated with evaluating and updating the close to 5,000 subject headings generated from our legacy finding aid (i.e. EAD) records, including the use of an Authorities Unit staff member more familiar with MARC cataloging.

  • Better Together:  Cataloging and Metadata Librarians, Archivists, and New Understandings for Description and Discovery (Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis and Design, University of Virginia Library)

The Metadata Analysis & Design team at the University of Virginia Library is planning a migration for manuscripts metadata (MARC records, EAD XML documents, and finding aids) to a single destination: ArchivesSpace. This presentation, relevant to cataloging and metadata librarians and managers, will highlight: Overlapping skillsets among archivists, metadata librarians, and catalogers; Cross-pollination in metadata philosophy: arrangement and description, More Product Less Process (MPLP), EAD3, BIBFRAME; Achievements and setbacks (successful data transformations, data encoding errors); Technical and interpersonal skills (XML, XSLT, patience, diplomacy, persuasion). This migration requires expertise from archivists, metadata librarians, and catalogers.  We are eager to share our successes and challenges with this initiative and in working together to imagine the future of archival description and discovery.

 

Lightning Round (5 minutes each)

  • The Nitty Gritty of Adding Subfield 0 to MARC Records (Mary Aycock, Database and Metadata Management Librarian, Texas State University)

One of the concrete actions we can take now to prepare our MARC catalog records for the linked data environment is to add URIs in subfield 0 to our existing catalog records. This subfield is also popping up in vendor records and MeSH records from the National Library of Medicine. It sounds simple to add and incorporate these fields, but anyone who has worked with catalogs or other databases knows that seemingly straightforward changes often result in unintended consequences. This brief talk will present an overview of the process and point out specific issues that our institution encountered.   

  • Imposing Authority: Using OpenRefine to Control Uncontrolled and Out-of-control Vocabulary Terms (Rachel Jaffe, Metadata Librarian, University of California, Santa Cruz)

The University Library at UC Santa Cruz is currently undertaking an effort to remediate our existing Dublin Core digital repository metadata in both anticipation of a possible DAMS migration and a transition to linked data.  Part of our work had been to control our uncontrolled and local vocabulary terms, and to develop a standardized authority control workflow around our digital repository metadata.  In this lightning presentation, I will outline our wrangling efforts, introduce OpenRefine’s reconciliation tool, and discuss issues encountered as well as future directions.

  • An Existential Crisis for Cataloging? (Brian Falato, Associate Librarian, University of South Florida)

Acquisition trends are changing, and cataloging practice is changing with it. The increasing reliance on patron-driven acquisition (PDA) and electronic books bought in packages typically means catalog records are batch loaded. Frequently, these records come from the vendor selling the e-books or sponsoring the PDA program, and the quality of the records supplied varies greatly.  Given this situation, catalogers may feel they are functioning as file managers instead of practicing the skills they originally learned through their schooling and training. Will cataloging of individual items become obsolete except for special circumstances and collections, or will the transition away from MARC to standards such as BIBFRAME provide renewed energy for catalogers?

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the session!

 

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group

Sai Deng (Sai.Deng@ucf.edu) and Jessalyn Zoom (jiwu@loc.gov), Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Bridges (ebridges@txwes.edu) and Debra Skinner (dskinner@georgiasouthern.edu), Co-Vice Chairs

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Discussion Call for Proposal: ALA Annual 2017 ALCTS CaMMS CNIG program on "The Changing Metadata Arena and Its Practitioners"

by Sai Deng on Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 01:51 pm

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group (CNIG) seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

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.  

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group (CNIG) seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

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, metadata practitioners and cataloging and metadata managers, and be approximately 15 minutes in length.  Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.  

Theme: "The Changing Metadata Arena and Its Practitioners.”  Potential topics may include (but are not limited to):  

  • New metadata related projects and initiatives in digital repositories and other systems;
  • Emerging and new practices, domain or characteristics of the metadata practitioners as well as practices left behind;                            
  • The changing cataloging and metadata environment and how it affects metadata practitioner's work and choices;
  • How identity management impacts digital repositories and authority control;
  • Subject, thesaurus and keyword practices in digital repositories and how they work together to improve the user experiences and enhance discovery;
  • Linked data implementation in digital repositories and content management systems;
  • Metadata practitioners' role, collaboration and other work in the knowledge community and/or the researchers' research lifecycle;
  • Support open access and improve digital repository services through metadata.

Please email proposal title and abstracts to co-chairs Jessalyn Zoom (jiwu@loc.gov) and Sai Deng (sai.deng@ucf.edu) by Sunday, April 30, 2017.  

We look forward to hearing from you!  And please let us know if you have any questions.

 

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group

Sai Deng (Sai.Deng@ucf.edu) and Jessalyn Zoom (jiwu@loc.gov), Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Bridges (ebridges@txwes.edu) and Debra Skinner (dskinner@georgiasouthern.edu), Co-Vice Chairs

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Discussion 2017 ALA Midwinter CNIG Presentation Files Are Now Available

by Jessalyn Zoom on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 07:56 am

Presentation slides on "Best Practices for Digital Repositories" from the ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group's program at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, Saturday, January 21, 2017.  The program featured six talks from various perspectives. 

Discussion "Best Practices for Digital Repositories" - ALA Midwinter 2017 ALCTS CaMMS CNIG Program Announcement

by 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):

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

Sai Deng (Sai.Deng@ucf.edu) and Jessalyn Zoom (jiwu@loc.gov), Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Bridges (ebridges@txwes.edu) and Debra Skinner (dskinner@georgiasouthern.edu), Co-Vice Chairs

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Discussion Call for proposals -- ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group -- ALA Midwinter 2017

by Sai Deng on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 08:24 am

*** Please excuse cross-posting *** 

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.

*** Please excuse cross-posting *** 

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.

 

Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs Jessalyn Zoom (jiwu@loc.gov) and Sai Deng (sai.deng@ucf.edu) by Friday, November 11th, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

ALCTSCaMMSCatalogingNormsInterestGroup

Sai Deng and Jessalyn Zoom, Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Bridges and Debra Skinner, Co-Vice Chairs

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File Kara_Long_Fearless_Transformation_June_2016

by Susan Matveyeva (non-member) on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 02:56 pm

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Discussion BIBFRAME Training at the Library of Congress: A Three-Module Training Curriculum

by Susan Matveyeva (non-member) on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 02:38 pm

Posted on behalf of Judith P. Cannan, Chief, Cooperative & Instructional Programs and Paul Frank, Acting Coordinator, NACO and SACO Programs, Library of Congress

BIBFRAME Training at the Library of Congress: A Three-Module Training Curriculum

Semantic Web --  Linked Data -- RDF -- BIBFRAME Tools -- BIBFRAME Vocabularies

Classroom instruction

Self-paced instruction

Exercises

Posted on behalf of Judith P. Cannan, Chief, Cooperative & Instructional Programs and Paul Frank, Acting Coordinator, NACO and SACO Programs, Library of Congress

BIBFRAME Training at the Library of Congress: A Three-Module Training Curriculum

Semantic Web --  Linked Data -- RDF -- BIBFRAME Tools -- BIBFRAME Vocabularies

Classroom instruction

Self-paced instruction

Exercises

 https://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/bibframe/ 

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Event ALA Annual 2016: ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms IG Program (Hyatt, Florida Ballroom C, Saturday 10:30-11:30 AM)

by Susan Matveyeva (non-member) on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

The Cataloging Norms Interest Group will meet in the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom C10:30-11:30 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 Cataloging Norms Interest Group will meet in the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom C10:30-11:30 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

                --refresher training

                --lessons learned

                --best practices

 

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Discussion ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group @ 2016 ALA Midwinter in Boston

by Susan Matveyeva (non-member) on Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 04:02 pm

The Cataloging Norms Interest Group will meet in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room107AB, 10:30-11:30 AM, on Saturday, January 9.

ALA Scheduler: http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&... 

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 

The Cataloging Norms Interest Group will meet in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room107AB, 10:30-11:30 AM, on Saturday, January 9.

ALA Scheduler: http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&... 

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

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