Core MARC Formats Transition Interest Group

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Purpose: Provides a forum to educate the library community about ongoing efforts to transition from the MARC Standard for bibliographic data and examines new approaches and strategies for implementing bibliographic data models within the framework of linked open data and semantic web technology.

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

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*THIS WEEK* ALA Core Virtual Interest Group (IG) Week - MARC Formats Transition IG Session

  • 1.  *THIS WEEK* ALA Core Virtual Interest Group (IG) Week - MARC Formats Transition IG Session

    Posted Mar 07, 2022 03:56 PM
    **Please excuse cross-posting**

    MARC Formats Transition Interest Group (MFTIG) is excited to invite you to join our session during Core Interest Group Week!

    Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
    Time: 11 am-12 pm (CST) / 12-1 pm (EST) / 9-10 am (PST)
    Register here for free.

    With Great Power Come Great Responsibility: Democratizing Cultural Heritage Institutions (Or Lack Thereof)
    Hanna Bertoldi, Data Entry, Research, and Integrity Lead, Bowdoin College
    Peggy Griesinger, Head of Metadata Initiatives, University of Notre Dame
    Mikala Narlock, Assistant Director, Data Curation Network, University of Minnesota

    Libraries and museums are well-positioned to positively affect their users with the knowledge they produce, especially when publishing online collections. Through a process called "grooving," the way knowledge is produced and how technology presents it affects the way we understand the world. Libraries and museums are in a position of power because of the trust the public gives them. GLAM institutions need to be aware that some collection items are more difficult to fit into these systems than others. These records with a "higher barrier of entry" require additional attention to make them more visible and findable in online collections beyond just the bare-minimum metadata.
    In this presentation, we will use the University of Notre Dame's Marble (Museum, Archives, Rare Books, and Library Exploration platform) project as a case study to explore how linked open data can enhance discovery of GLAM collections, as well as some of the ethical concerns preventing access. As trusted cultural institutions, libraries and museums need to do better at involving local communities in the cataloging process and communicating the ambiguity, bias, nuance, and changeability of the metadata in their online catalogs to users. Catalogers need to be aware that the systems that we use can still prevent certain collections from being found, even if they are available online.

    'Archives at': An Opportunity to Leverage MARC to Create Linked Open Data
    Jennifer Brcka, Archives Specialist, University of Notre Dame
    Daniela Rovida, Rare Books Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, University of Notre Dame

    This presentation will describe the foundations of a new project to promote discovery of Notre Dame archival collections through Wikidata. We will explain our motivation for exploring linked data as a discovery tool, our linked data models, and how we are using MARC data to populate our linked data contributions.

    Visit the website for Core Interest Group Week full schedule.

    We look forward to seeing you in our session!

    Brian Clark, Cindy Tian
    ALA Core MARC Formats Transition Interest Group Co-Chairs