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Discusses the basic issues relating to bibliographic control of maps and related materials. Discusses rules and standards covering such cataloging, as well as application of the rules and principles both in general and in response to specific problems, and various practicing options.

This group is part of Core's Metadata & Collections Section.

August 2021 OCLC Virtual AskQC Office Hours Invitatio

  • 1.  August 2021 OCLC Virtual AskQC Office Hours Invitatio

    Posted Jul 29, 2021 03:51 PM

    In music, a medley is a string of different tunes performed one after the other, like Side Two of the Beatles' Abbey Road.  More generally, though, a medley can be an assortment of anything, so for the August 2021 OCLC Virtual AskQC Office Hours (VAOH), we are presenting a "Medley of Popular Topics."  Included will be brief takes on authorities, controlling headings, Duplicate Detection and Resolution (DDR), Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST), merging and deletion of bibliographic records, and non-Latin script in WorldCat records, all topics on which we have received frequent questions in the past.  Instead of the Fab Four, many of your OCLC Metadata Quality favorites will be speaking.

    As usual, the VAOH will be presented twice to accommodate a wide swath of time zones:  First on Tuesday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, and a second time on Thursday, August 19 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.  Please note that each of these times is Eastern Daylight Time in the United States.

    Following each presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the varied VAOH topics or about any other WorldCat quality matters that come to mind.

    Topic and registration information is available for these two August VAOH presentations and for the remaining Office Hours through November 2021.  At the same site, you can find links to recordings, slides, and Q&A from past presentations.  If you register, you will receive an email reminder before your chosen session along with a link to the WebEx event.  All Virtual AskQC Office Hours are available from OCLC at no charge.

     Everyone is welcome.

     Please excuse any duplication of this message.


    Jay Weitz

    Senior Consulting Database Specialist

    Metadata Quality

    OCLC, Inc.

    6565 Kilgour Place

    Dublin, Ohio  43017

    800-848-5878, ext. 6156

    Jay Weitz
    Senior Consulting Database Specialist
    Online Computer Library Center