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Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Midwinter 2017 Meeting Summary

  • 1.  Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Midwinter 2017 Meeting Summary

    Posted Jan 31, 2017 09:16 AM

    The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group held a program on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Midwinter Meeting. There were two presentations on cataloging-related research projects:


    Autumn Faulkner, Head of Copy Cataloging, and Emily Sanford, Serials Catalog Librarian, both from Michigan State University spoke about a study on patron searching and browsing experiences in a presentation entitled Hello From the Other Side: A Stacks Navigation Survey. This presentation addressed the question, What role does shelf-browsing play in bibliographic discovery? The results of an exit survey conducted at MSU Libraries were discussed.


    Kelley McGrath, Metadata Management Librarian, University of Oregon, shared a presentation called Ostriches, Minotaurs, Ghosts and Fossils in the Brave New Metadata World. While analyzing the content of MARC video records in an attempt to extract machine-actionable data, it became apparent that there are many situations described in bibliographic records that are difficult to map to structured data such as unique linked data URIs. This presentation detailed the ambiguities discovered among the roles and responsibilities described in motion picture metadata.


    Presentation slides are available below.

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