Join the ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C.
Date and time: June 22 (Saturday) 4-5 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. (Room: Chinatown)
Address: 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
FAST and FAST Policy and Outreach Committee Update by Judy Jeng
The OLAC Video Game Genre Vocabulary by Rosemary Groenwald
OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) has long been looked to as an organization that provides guidance for cataloging audiovisual items. The OLAC Video Game Genre Vocabulary is a new OLAC resource that offers the cataloging community a video game specific genre vocabulary that can be applied to video game titles. The vocabulary is fully cross-referenced and includes authoritative sources to corroborate the usage of the genre term as applied to video games. Come learn about the process undertaken to develop and implement the vocabulary; hear more about the terms themselves; view an overview of the video game genre vocabulary resources on OLAC's website, and see the vocabulary in action in Mount Prospect Public Library's online catalog.
FAST Headings at the Smithsonian Libraries by Heidy Berthoud and Jackie Shieh
The Smithsonian Libraries (SL) have determined that FAST headings would be beneficial to its research community. The decision to include FAST headings in catalog records was made prior to the arrival of two new members joining the Discovery Services Division, but these two librarians were immediately tasked with moving this decision forward: Jackie Shieh, Descriptive Data Management, led the FAST project with major support from Heidy Berthoud, Head of Resource Description. This project identified a subset of monographs published prior to 1923 that were also part of the libraries’ digital collections. Bibliographic records were exported from Horizon via Z39.50, OCLC numbers were extracted, and then batch searched in WorldCat. Data analysis was conducted on both Horizon and OCLC sets. Records were then merged, reviewed, revised, and reimported into Horizon, not only with FAST headings, but also with linked data elements. As preparation was underway, both Jackie and Heidy realized that there would be ample opportunities for staff to learn new and/or refine existing skills on various open source tools. In this presentation, SL will share how the project was structured in such a way that staff could start with a minimal level of knowledge and build their skills over time. A linked data study group is also underway.