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Event Cataloging Norms Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Describing Resources with BIBFRAME at the National Library of Medicine
Nancy J. Fallgren, Metadata Specialist Librarian, National Library of Medicine

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.

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Event Cataloging Norms Interest Group meeting at ALA Annual 2015

by Jessica Hayden on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 09:55 am

The Cataloging Norms Interest Group will meet in Moscone Convention Center 122(N), 10:30-11:30 AM, on Saturday, June 27. The interest group meeting will include the following three presentations:

 

Describing Resources with BIBFRAME at the National Library of Medicine

Nancy J. Fallgren, Metadata Specialist Librarian, National Library of Medicine

The Cataloging Norms Interest Group will meet in Moscone Convention Center 122(N), 10:30-11:30 AM, on Saturday, June 27. The interest group meeting will include the following three presentations:

 

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.  Our experiment with conversion of legacy description revolves around resources at NLM that are by or about Nobel Prize winning scientist Marshall W. Nirenberg.  The new cataloging of bibliographic materials is focused on generating description for Works and Instances/Manifestations.

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.

Decisions will need to accommodate current discovery systems, continuing needs for ILS systems for acquisitions and circulation, and IT resources available to individualize options for particular libraries, etc. 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.

The process of making decisions about those options requires that catalogers, systems librarians and administrators understand the implication of these decisions, rather than follow the herd towards a common decision—assuming that any common path could be defined and made credible.

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.

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File Ready---Set---URIs---Actionable

by Jessica Hayden on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 09:23 am

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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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