Core Catalog Management Interest Group

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Purpose: Discusses the various issues involved in cataloging, classification, authority control and metadata application after the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery. Provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library catalogs and related discovery tools.

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

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Register for Core Interest Group Week: Catalog Management Interest Group Program

  • 1.  Register for Core Interest Group Week: Catalog Management Interest Group Program

    Posted Feb 11, 2022 10:39 AM

    ** Apologies for cross postings**   

    The Core Catalog Management Interest Group is happy to announce its online program to be held at the 2022 ALA Core IG Week. 

    Participants will need to register for the Catalog Management IG Program. This and all other IG Week Programs are FREE.

    Once registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with the meeting URL.  

    ALA Core Catalog Management Interest Group Program

    Wednesday, March 9, 1-2pm (CST), 2022 ALA Core IG Week

    MARC Records vs. the Catalog: Data Quality and User Experience

    Presenter: Ruth Kitchin Tillman, Penn State University Libraries, Sally W. Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovations

    Description: What happens when you try to build a new catalog based on the MARC standard? This presentation is a retrospective of experimentation, failure, and compromise in the design of Penn State's Blacklight Catalog with lessons learned about designing for MARC data in the real world. After the presentation, there will be an allotted time for participants to discuss their own OPAC stories as well an Q&A, so please think of stories to share, advice to give, and questions to ask!


    Thank you for your interest and participation! 

    Lauren Geiger, Co-Chair

    Peggy Griesinger, Co-Chair

    Cindy Tian, Co-Vice Chair

    Jeanette Kalchik, Co-Vice Chair