ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group at Midwinter 2018

When:  Feb 12, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM (MT)

Please join us for the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Meeting for at the ALA Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center Room 705/707



Next Steps for FAST 

Kate Harcourt (Director of Original and Special Materials Processing, Columbia University)

Following up on informal discussions with OCLC regarding the future of FAST, representatives from five large university libraries have conducted a survey of institutions to understand the level of interest in current features and possible enhancements of FAST. The survey is not a comparison of FAST use with Library of Congress subject headings or other pre-coordinated headings. Kate Harcourt will report on the survey’s preliminary findings.  



Jackie Shieh (Resource Description Coordinator, George Washington University)

Embedding OCLC Work Identifiers: an Example Workflow

OCLC defines a work as “a high-level description of a resource, containing information such as author, title, descriptions, subjects etc., common to all editions of the work.” Work identifiers are a key component in building a rich linked data environment of relationships between entities, objects, and topics. Jackie Shieh will provide an update on GWU’s efforts to add WorldCat Work IDs to their bibliographic records. 



SHARE-VDE and BIBFRAME – Linked Data in Real Life

Michele Casalini (Managing Director, Casalini Libri), Erik Mitchell (AUL for Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services, Berkeley), and Philip Schreur (AUL for for Technical and Access Services, Stanford)

This presentation seeks to introduce SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment in Linked Data (  A research and development project driven specifically by the library community, SHARE-VDE is intended to facilitate the real implementation of BIBFRAME in libraries, creating substantial benefits for librarians and library patrons. The speakers will describe the vision behind linked data and motivations for its use in the library context, highlight expectations and related use cases for a concrete impact in the library community and beyond, and provide a brief overview of the results achieved in the two phases of the project.


​Heads of Cataloging Department Interest Group Co-Chairs

Angela Kinney

Martin Knott​


Feb 12, 2018 04:41 AM

Erik Mitchell will address use cases identified for the SHARE-VDE project. The use cases can be viewed here.