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Event Cataloging Norms Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

“Utility of the legacy MARC records: Analyses and Ways to Support Discovery Services.”

“Utility of the legacy MARC records: Analyses and Ways to Support Discovery Services.”

The role of metadata is changing in the context of large digital initiatives that depend on bibliographic control to support discovery of digitized books and serials for users from diverse academic backgrounds. Such large-scale digital initiatives require accurate, reliable, and detailed metadata to support the research needs of users searching the corpus. In order to help meet the challenges faced by researchers, the HathiTrust Research Center was launched to develop software and tools for computational access to digital texts. Our research looks closer at MARC fields to characterize the consistency of the data used in HathiTrust. This presentation reports on how catalogers used MARC data in practice by analyzing a sample set of MARC records supplied by HathiTrust.

“Ready…Set…URIs… Actionable! --Experiencing a Linked Data Mindset Now. --Preparing For the Next Generation Search and Discovery Environment.”

Linked Data has gained momentum in the library community. Many colleagues outside of technical services have equipped themselves with skills that will usher library research to a level of service that Web platforms already provide. The George Washington University Libraries, in its role as one of the BIBFRAME Experimenters and Testers, introduced the use of $0 to convey the concept of linking an authorized access point. This presentation proposes to share: 1) Ways in which $0 has anchored staff education about linked data concepts, e.g. identities, vocabularies, and “things not strings”—data, and how it has demonstrated more concretely the use and benefits of actionable URIs contributed by information professionals; and 2)Tools and techniques for incorporating URIs into regular cataloging workflows at the time of cataloging or batch processing.

“MarcMaker: A Metadata Creation Tool.”

The Library has to work with an ever-increasing number of resources, notably foreign language materials and gift collections that should be made accessible to users in a timely manner. In order to make these resources searchable and discoverable in the OPAC, each item should have descriptive metadata that requires intensive training to create. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library launched a project, MarcMaker, to improve the productivity of metadata workflow and visibility of Library’s hidden collections to users. The goal of the project is to build a web application that would facilitate a metadata workflow that is simple, easy, and fast. By exploiting metadata workflows and technologies that are already in use, e.g., JavaScript, XSLT, and other web technologies, the project develops a web form that allows anyone to add information that is essential to resource discovery. This presentation will showcase the web application developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library as well as challenges encountered and plans for future development and use cases.

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Event Cataloging Norms Interest Group meeting at Midwinter

by Jessica Hayden on Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 02:54 pm

The Cataloging Norms Interest Group has three exciting presentations lined up for our meeting at ALA Midwinter:

Utility of the legacy MARC records: Analyses and Ways to Support Discovery Services

Erik Radio, University of Kansas

The Cataloging Norms Interest Group has three exciting presentations lined up for our meeting at ALA Midwinter:

Utility of the legacy MARC records: Analyses and Ways to Support Discovery Services

Erik Radio, University of Kansas

The role of metadata is changing in the context of large digital initiatives that depend on bibliographic control to support discovery of digitized books and serials for users from diverse academic backgrounds. Such large-scale digital initiatives require accurate, reliable, and detailed metadata to support the research needs of users searching the corpus. In order to help meet the challenges faced by researchers, the HathiTrust Research Center was launched to develop software and tools for computational access to digital texts. Our research looks closer at MARC fields to characterize the consistency of the data used in HathiTrust. This presentation reports on how catalogers used MARC data in practice by analyzing a sample set of MARC records supplied by HathiTrust.

Ready…Set…URIs… Actionable!

  --Experiencing a Linked Data Mindset Now

  --Preparing For the Next Generation Search and Discovery Environment

Jackie Shieh, Coordinator, Resource Description Group, George Washington University Libraries

Dan Tam Do, Metadata Services Manager, George Washington University Libraries

Linked Data has gained momentum in the library community. Many colleagues outside of technical services have equipped themselves with skills that will usher library research to a level of service that Web platforms already provide. The George Washington University Libraries, in its role as one of the BIBFRAME Experimenters and Testers, introduced the use of $0 to convey the concept of linking an authorized access point. This presentation proposes to share: 1) Ways in which $0 has anchored staff education about linked data concepts, e.g. identities, vocabularies, and “things not strings”—data, and how it has demonstrated more concretely the use and benefits of actionable URIs contributed by information professionals; and 2)Tools and techniques for incorporating URIs into regular cataloging workflows at the time of cataloging or batch processing.

MarcMaker: A Metadata Creation Tool

Myung-Ja Han, Nicole Ream-Sotomayor, Janet Weber, Patricia Lampron, Deren Kudeki, Janina Maria Sarol

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

 The Library has to work with an ever-increasing number of resources, notably foreign language materials and gift collections that should be made accessible to users in a timely manner. In order to make these resources searchable and discoverable in the OPAC, each item should have descriptive metadata that requires intensive training to create. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library launched a project, MarcMaker, to improve the productivity of metadata workflow and visibility of Library’s hidden collections to users. The goal of the project is to build a web application that would facilitate a metadata workflow that is simple, easy, and fast. By exploiting metadata workflows and technologies that are already in use, e.g., JavaScript, XSLT, and other web technologies, the project develops a web form that allows anyone to add information that is essential to resource discovery. This presentation will showcase the web application developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library as well as challenges encountered and plans for future development and use cases.

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Event Cataloging Norms Interest Group

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

Cataloging Norms Interest Group session has two presentations lined up to discuss the immediate future of cataloging and metadata, the training and continuing education needed for new standards, and the creative workflows and collaborations being created for the ever-changing metadata environment.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group session has two presentations lined up to discuss the immediate future of cataloging and metadata, the training and continuing education needed for new standards, and the creative workflows and collaborations being created for the ever-changing metadata environment.

Brad Cole, Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives, Liz Woolcott, Metadata Librarian, and Clint Pumphrey, Manuscript Curator, from Utah State University will share their experiences with new metadata workflows in their presentation titled "Responsive workflow design: creating collaborative cross-departmental teams for cataloging, digitization, and archives". They will report on the USU Merrill-Cazier Library's pilot project, its initial success and trails, procedures, training, and the future plans for further integrating cross-departmental workflows.

Dr. Jung-ran Park, Associate Professor, College of Computing and Technology at Drexel University, and Dr. Yuji Tosaka, Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, The College of New Jersey Library will present a talk titled "RDA training, continuing education, and implementation" that reviews what they learned from a 2012 national RDA survey and the 2014 follow-up interviews specifically about RDA training and implementation, along with discussing their IMLS funded project beginning in June about an information professional workforce in the 21st century which includes developing an open access collaborative digital repository to share professional development resources.
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File From_Cataloging_To_Metadata--Hansen_Crowe

by Emily Flynn on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 08:25 pm

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File Crossing_the_Line--Schultz_Corrigan

by Emily Flynn on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 08:25 pm

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Event Cataloging Norms Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 07:22 pm

Cataloging Norms Interest Group session has two presentations lined up to discuss practical uses and projects of cataloging and metadata. Bill Schultz, Jr., and his colleague Ellen Corrigan, Cataloging Librarians from Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University, will speak about how their weekly time on the Reference Desk inspires and informs their cataloging and metadata decisions.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group session has two presentations lined up to discuss practical uses and projects of cataloging and metadata. Bill Schultz, Jr., and his colleague Ellen Corrigan, Cataloging Librarians from Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University, will speak about how their weekly time on the Reference Desk inspires and informs their cataloging and metadata decisions. Their presentation, “Crossing the Line: The Experience of Catalogers on the Reference Desk”, will discuss how their firsthand user interactions, for example, spark ideas for subject headings and search techniques to apply within the catalog.

As the second topic for the session, Carolyn Hansen, Metadata Librarian, and her colleague Sean Crowe, Electronic Resources Librarian at University of Cincinnati Libraries, will describe their experiences of transitioning from cataloging to metadata, which is a common occurrence for catalogers these days. As materials and projects are brought online as well as born digital, traditional cataloging sometimes does not suffice the needs of these types of collections. Their presentation is titled "From Cataloging to Metadata: Difference in Scope, Skills, and Standards" and will focus on UC's conversion of over 9,000 Dublin Core records to the VRA standard, illustrating the differences between traditional cataloging and metadata projects with technical details at the forefront.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group chose these two topics based on their practical merits and theoretical implications, and believes that our attendees will gain many useful insights and take away further questions to discuss among themselves and their library colleagues.

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Event Cataloging Norms Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 07:07 pm

Jennifer Eustis
Pushing the Boundaries of Metadata in a Hybrid Department

Jennifer Eustis
Pushing the Boundaries of Metadata in a Hybrid Department

The Resource Access Team at the University of Connecticut Libraries has been involved with digital initiatives for quite some time. Most notably, UCL acquired two vendor products to respond to the rise in digital projects: Digital Commons from BePress and ContentDM from OCLC. On the one hand, the role of the catalog/metadata librarians with Digital Commons was and remains limited to creating and editing metadata in certain series. Their role with ContentDM was, on the other hand, to create and edit metadata and determine which Dublin Core fields to implement. Despite this larger role with ContentDM, the project was seen by many outside the team to be too MARC and AACR2 focused leading to problems with search, discovery and machine readable data. This approach radically changed with two newly formed committees: eScience and the Second Generation Digital Repository. Administration and staff saw the need for metadata beyond Dublin Core, metadata templates, and creating and editing metadata in forms. In light of this new perspective on metadata, I saw an opportunity to push the boundaries of the role played by the cataloger/metadata librarians at UCL. In this presentation, I will discuss these opportunities presented by these new projects at UCL and the challenges they present for those hoping to push the boundaries in a hybrid department.

Karen Snow:
Accurate and Complete Cataloging: An Examination of Quality Cataloging Definitions

In a recent study of quality cataloging definitions amongst academic catalogers, the words "accurate" and "complete" were the most commonly used adjectives to describe quality cataloging. The exact meaning of these descriptors were often open to interpretation. For example, if a quality bibliographic record must be "accurate," does that mean the information must not contain typographical errors? Must the information be a truthful representation of the item in-hand? Must the information be correctly described according to AACR2 or RDA? Or, perhaps all of these were meant when "accurate" was used? "Complete" is also an ambiguous term that can be defined differently from one cataloger to the next. This presentation will provide an overview of what is meant by "accurate" and "complete" cataloging within the cataloging literature and explain why it is important for all catalogers and their institutions to explore and define these terms at the local level.

Phillip Collins:
Metadata as copyright management information in digital files

An increasing amount of content in today’s society flows through social networks. Some of this content is user-generated; some of it is pre-existing content. Much of this material is protected by copyright. When content is passed from site to site and user to user, it can become difficult to ascertain the identity of the original copyright owner. Digital images can prove particularly troublesome for a user seeking permission to use a copyrighted work.

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