Annual Conference Session
Please join us for the ALCTS CaMM Heads of Cataloging Interest Group Meeting, ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 24, 2019, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Washington Convention Center, Room 146B Theatre.
The charge of the Heads of Cataloging Interest Group is to offer a forum for discussions on policy, implementation, quality control of bibliographic and authority records, workflow, personnel and supervision, motivation and other issues of concern. Co-chairs are Angela Kinney (email@example.com) and David Van Kleeck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicole Smeltekop (Special Materials Catalog Librarian, email@example.com), Lucas Mak (Metadata and Catalog Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org), Lisa Lorenzo (Metadata Librarian, email@example.com), and Elisa Landaverde (Metadata Librarian & Special Collections LGBTQ+ Collection Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org), Michigan State University Libraries
“In Search of Name Identifiers: Assigning ISNI to Named Entities in Digital Collections”
The Michigan State University Library digital repository is the home of numerous collections of digitized materials in a variety of formats, including photographs, recorded interviews, cookbooks, and more. A significant number of digital repository items will not be cataloged, and thus named entities in those items cannot have their URIs minted through the traditional NACO process. Moreover, not all personnel in the repository metadata unit have been trained to do the complex NACO work. Minting URIs through ISNI seems to be a desirable alternative. Piggybacking on our PCC ISNI Pilot experience, the repository metadata unit embarked on a journey to assign ISNI to personal and corporate entities used in the digital repository and add the URIs to the corresponding MARC records. Besides talking about difficulties encountered and tricks learned during the ISNI assignment process, this presentation will also discuss necessary adjustments to metadata records and downstream processing to accommodate ISNI, as well as some outstanding data encoding issues in both MODS and MARC.
Brian Falato (Senior Cataloger, Collections & Discovery, University of South Florida Tampa Library, email@example.com)
“Charting a Course for Collaboration Between an Academic Library and Museum: Cataloging the Touchton Map Collection for the Tampa Bay History Center”
The Tampa Bay History Center, a regional history museum in Tampa, Florida, has partnered with the University of South Florida (USF) on a project at the History Center called the Florida Center for Cartographic Education. As part of the project, it was agreed that USF would catalog the map collection donated to the Center by Tom Touchton. Starting in February 2019, a cataloger from the USF Tampa Campus Library has come to the History Center two days a week to provide catalog records for the maps, searching OCLC and providing original records as needed. Cataloging information is placed in both the History Center’s Luna catalog and the Aleph catalog used by USF. The presentation will detail the process of work in the various catalogs and discuss the level of cataloging used. The talk will also feature some of the unusual maps in the collection that have been cataloged.
Erin Grant (Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Washington, firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Restructuring the Cataloging Policy Committee to Tackle Backlogs and Support the Strategic Plan”
Last year, the University of Washington Libraries revamped its Cataloging Policy Committee, a group that primarily discussed national cataloging policies, into the Cataloging Policy and Practice Committee. This new iteration of the committee now serves as a forum for catalogers and cataloging stakeholders to plan and discuss cataloging work, and to establish and prioritize goals in alignment with the UW Libraries’ new Strategic Plan. A strategic committee membership structure was developed to involve colleagues outside of cataloging on a rotating, project-like basis. This cross-portfolio membership will enable CPPC to play an instrumental role in prioritizing and tackling cataloging backlogs while continuing to develop institutional responses to changes in cataloging and metadata practices. This presentation will cover background and catalysts for change, how the committee was restructured to facilitate collaboration and information sharing, and committee initiatives over the past year.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALCTS, ALCTS_CMMS
Meeting Type: Discussion Group,Interest Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.