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Slides Available for 2020 ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group Virtual Meeting 

Jul 01, 2020 06:15 PM

On June 10, 2020, the ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group (CCRIG) held a virtual session during the ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week.

The theme of the session was "How cataloging can support changes and challenges affecting our libraries." It featured three presentations focusing on the challenges librarians encountered and the collaboration they approached in their cataloging practice to enhance the discoverability of library materials.

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Increasing collections discoverability through interdepar...   4.79 MB   1 version
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The Special Collections at Binghamton University Library has many collections that have not been fully accessioned due to backlog. We would like our patrons to know what collections we have so that parts of it can be made available, even though the whole collection has not been processed or accessioned. To this end, we have decided to have Special Collections, Cataloging/Metadata, and Digital Initiatives collaborate on a project. The Cataloging/Metadata Department will create collection level records for each collection within Special Collections. Physical items will then be added to the record. In addition, electronic portfolios will be made to connect out to the Special Collections finding aids in ArchivesSpace, as well as digitized materials from the collections in our preservation software, Rosetta. This presentation combines collaborative efforts and things learned during an ILS migration (to Alma) to provide greater discoverability of our materials for patrons.
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Managing during a crisis: emerging stronger than ever   4.23 MB   1 version
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Being a manager, it can sometimes seem like there’s always a crisis to tackle but what if the crisis goes beyond the walls of your institution? As closures related to COVID-19 loomed, the Technical Services department at the Harris County Public Library quickly flipped their entire workflow to remote within days. Now back in the office, our workflow has changed again to facilitate the shift to curbside service and ease the burden on our public service staff. Cecilia and Nikita will bring two different perspectives – Cecilia will discuss how she leveraged her experience from recent local disasters to lead her team, while Nikita will discuss her experience leading in a crisis as a relatively new manager. Together we will share how we managed our teams during COVID-19, the challenges we faced, lessons learned and how we plan to move forward during times of uncertainty in the future.
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Across three continents: Collaborating on the Gros collec...   13.10 MB   1 version
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The proposal is to discuss the collaborative cataloging workflow initiative at the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) for a multilingual international donation of some 9,000 rare and unique items. The world-renowned collection of Professor François Gros (Lyon, France/French Institute of Pondicherry, India) is extensive and unique, containing rare and unique Tamil language and culture materials and modern publications in Tamil, as well as European rare books and South Asian Studies publications. Its scholarly value and great potential for use by faculty, students, and the community became very clear at the initial discussion with the interested faculty. However, the very uniqueness and desirability of the proposed gift made its acceptance challenging: Our established workflow could not accommodate a donation of such size; staff had little capacity for additional tasks; there was no cataloging expertise in the Tamil language. Outsourcing was not an option, because of prohibitive cost, as well as high fragility and value of the materials. The solution which enabled UTL to accept the donation was to devise and implement a novel, collaborative workflow through multi-level international collaboration between the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) Tamil Studies Programme, the University of Toronto Libraries, faculty, and the Internet Archive. The presentation pays particular attention to the technical aspects of the cataloging workflow. The collaborative project was supported by the UTL Chief Librarian 2018-2020 Innovation Grants. Among its outcomes: the availability of the donated materials through catalog records; scholarly outreach; global access to the collection at the Internet Archive; staff development; and the expanding international collaboration. The UTL-IFP collaboration on cataloging the Gros collection won the 2020 ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation.

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