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Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group 2016 MidWinter Program

  • 1.  Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group 2016 MidWinter Program

    Posted Dec 07, 2015 08:47 AM

    Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group  2016 MidWinter Program

    Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 10:30 to 11:30 am

    Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 204AB

     The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group’s meeting agenda will include two presentations (15-20 minutes each), followed by a Q&A session, and will conclude with some brief Interest Group business.


     Cataloging Self-Published Items

     Presenters:  Nurhak Tuncer & Reed David

     Self-publishing has exploded in popularity in recent years.  From books to scores to audio and video recordings, self-published items have begun to make their way into libraries. Self-published items usually need original cataloging and can be challenging to catalog for a variety of reasons.  The presenters have conducted a nationwide survey, asking catalogers how they catalog self-published items and requested representative examples of the records they have created.  The presenters will report on their findings.


    Nurhak Tuncer is an Adjunct Librarian (Cataloger & Reference) at the City Colleges of Chicago’s Malcolm X College. She has a BA in clarinet performance from the State Conservatory of Turkey, an MA in music from the University of Northern Iowa, and an MLIS from Dominican University. Nurhak is member of Midwest Music Library Association's Cataloging and Metadata Committee.


    Reed David is a Cataloging Librarian at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  He was previously the Music Cataloging Librarian at the University of Montana and the Cataloging Librarian at Alaska Resources Library & Information Services.  Reed is a member of the Music Library Association's Cataloging and Metadata Committee and the International Association of Music Libraries' Cataloging Commission.


    The Treatment of False Memoirs in Cataloging Practice: Practical Concerns and Ethical Implications

     Presenter: Karen Snow

     False memoirs are, in essence, autobiographical works that are presented initially as nonfiction, but are proven to be entirely or partially fabricated. These works are described as nonfiction when they are cataloged initially, but when the controversy surrounding them comes to light, there is uncertainty about what, if anything, to do about the contents of the bibliographic record if the work is retained in the collection. If false memoirs are not weeded from the collection, what does and should happen to the bibliographic records for memoirs if they are found to be untruthful?


    Karen Snow is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.  She teaches face-to-face and online in the areas of cataloging, classification, and metadata.  She completed her Ph.D. in Information Science at the University of North Texas and while doing so worked as a cataloger in the Rare Book Room, University Archives, and the Technical Services departments.  Her main areas of research interest are cataloging quality, ethics, and education.