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Discusses the basic issues relating to bibliographic control of maps and related materials. Discusses rules and standards covering such cataloging, as well as application of the rules and principles both in general and in response to specific problems, and various practicing options.

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

Call for CAPC Members and Associate Members

  • 1.  Call for CAPC Members and Associate Members

    Posted Feb 07, 2023 01:12 PM

    --Apologies for cross-posting--

    Call for CAPC Members and Associate Members

    OLAC's Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) is seeking applicants for full member and associate member positions with terms beginning July 2023. Members serve two-year terms with possibility of reappointment to a second two-year term. Associate members serve one-year terms with possibility of reappointment to a second one-year term.


    CAPC is also seeking a new junior co-chair to serve alongside the incoming senior co-chair. Co-chairs shall be appointed by the Executive Board for a two-year term with the possibility of reappointment.


    Member qualifications are as follows:


    • Three years of current audiovisual cataloging experience or the equivalent 
    • Membership in OLAC 
    • Evidence of regular interaction with online cataloging systems or demonstrable knowledge of such systems. 
    • CAPC business is conducted during winter and summer membership meetings and electronically between meetings. 


    Associate member qualifications are as follows:

    • An interest in AV cataloging and the willingness to help out with CAPC projects.


    Additional responsibilities of the CAPC junior co-chair are as follows:

    • CAPC chair or co-chairs set(s) the agenda of the Committee, appoint(s) task force chairs, oversee(s) the progress of task forces, and are responsible for presiding over the meetings of the Cataloging Policy Committee. 


    If you are interested in applying to be a CAPC member or associate member, please send a letter detailing your qualifications and your resume via e-mail to CAPC co-Chairs Sarah Hovde ( and Alex Whelan ( by March 1, 2023. Please mention in your application if you are interested in being considered for the CAPC chair or co-chair. Feel free to contact either of us with any questions you may have. Applications will be reviewed by CAPC co-chairs throughout March and approved by the OLAC Board in early April. All applicants will be notified of the Board's decisions.


    Alex Whelan

    Metadata Strategist

    New York University, Division of Libraries

    New York, NY 10012


    Jay Weitz
    Senior Consulting Database Specialist
    Online Computer Library Center