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Format: 01/21/2018 - 9pm
Format: 01/21/2018 - 9pm
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Friday, January 24 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Bibliographic Standards Committee Meeting - DCRM/RDA Revision Group I (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Commonwealth B
Description :

Subcommittee meeting to discuss the revision of the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) guidelines to conform to RDA

Friday, January 24 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC Enhance Sharing Session Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
104 B
Description :

The importance, accessibility and cost of education is on the minds of everyone today--administrators, faculty, librarians, politicians and parents. In this environment, MOOCs seem to offer a lifeline to schools and communities seeking to reinvent education and lifelong learning in the Internet Age.  But the conversation about MOOCs is complex and evolving. New partnerships are being formed to deliver tools and curriculum. New business models are emerging. Questions about accreditation and measurement abound. Do MOOCs represent a sea-change for both public and academic libraries? Or just a new twist on distance learning? Join OCLC at the ALA Midwinter symposium for a lively debate among MOOC practitioners, promoters… and skeptics.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 24 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Biennial Educators Meeting Forum/Update Marriott
Liberty C
Description :

Topic: What Skills are Needed for the Next Generation Cataloger/Metadata Professional?

Moderator: Erin Stalberg, Director of Discovery and Access Library, Information, and Technology Services, Mount Holyoke College

Panelists:
•Daniel Joudrey, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
•Shana McDanold, Head, Metadata Services, Georgetown University
•Autumn Falkner, Cataloger, Michigan State University
•Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
•Ryan McGinnis, Graduate Student Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College (co-presenter with Dr. Joudrey)

This event is co-sponsored by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

Friday, January 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bibliographic Standards Committee Meeting Controlled Vocabularies Group I (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Commonwealth C
Description :

Subcommittee meeting to discuss proposed additions to the RBMS Controlled Vocabularies for the description of rare books and special collections material

Friday, January 24 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Program for Cooperative Cataloging Program Training Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 B
Description :

News, information and discussion related to the training activities of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 24 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
OLAC Membership Meeting Marriott
Franklin 02
Description :

A meeting of Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) membership. Any cataloger interested in non-print cataloging is welcome. The session will include presentations on related topics, followed by business updates and information about OLAC from members of the Executive Board.

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Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (Affiliate)

Friday, January 24 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
CANCELLED: Bibliographic Standards Committee Meeting - Controlled Vocabularies Group II (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Commonwealth C
Description :

Subcommittee meeting to discuss proposed additions to the RBMS Controlled Vocabularies for the description of rare books and special collections material

Friday, January 24 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) Meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
110 A
Description :

Anyone interested in non-print cataloging is welcome to attend the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) Cataloging Policy Committee meeting. We will hear reports about the ongoing work of several task forces, as well as updates from our liaisons to CC:DA, MAC, and LC.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (Affiliate)

Saturday, January 25 - 7:00am

7:00am - 10:00am
OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Meeting Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 C
Description :

Learn what’s new with Dewey, including DDC 23 and WebDewey 2.0, and share ideas and notes with your ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group colleagues during this combined meeting.

RDA and Public Library catalogs: stories from the front lines.
A discussion how public library technical services staff are transitioning themselves and their catalogs to RDA. Come listen and share your experiences concerning staff training, adjusting work flows, massaging data, and working around ILS shortcomings.

Saturday, January 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Bibliographic Standards Committee Meeting I (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
119 A
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss issues relating to rare book cataloging and DCRM cataloging guidelines developed by the committee and RBMS

8:30am - 10:00am
Copy Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

Report from the Library Congress
Angela Kinney, Chief, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Library of Congress will provide a report from the Library of Congress.

Batchloading and Editing of Vendor MARC records
Providing access to individual titles within large ebook collections is important to our users. Yet, editing and loading of vendor records could be perplexing. Quality of vendor records continues to present challenges and requires some massaging of data before records are ready for public consumption. This presentation will report on experiences of a team of copy catalogers responsible for batchloading activities at the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries.

Presenter: Nastia Guimaraes, Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian, Head Batch Processing, Data Support, and Metadata Services, Norte Dame, Hesburgh Library.

RDA Implementation
The implementation of RDA in 2013 brought many challenges and changes to technical services. Two presenters will share their experiences.

Presenter: Amy Hart, has been a technical services/systems librarian for 20-plus years. Since June 2013, she divides her time between Brisbane, Australia, and Boston, Massachusetts. Before her move to Brisbane, Amy served as head of bibliographic services at Minuteman Library Network in Natick, Massachusetts for eight years. She is the author of ABC-CLIO’s “The RDA Primer” (2010) and is currently working on a follow-up title on RDA cataloging in MARC. Amy will provide an international perspective by speaking on RDA implementation by technical services librarians in Australia.

Presenter: Marian Schad from the Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library, Delaware Valley College will discuss the changes addressed to the catalog department’s local practices and the consideration given to the effect on catalog’s users.

8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC Realizing the Results of Collaborating in the Cloud: OCLC WorldShare Management Services Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 A
Description :

Your library can share data and activities across many workflows with WorldShare Management Services—OCLC’s cloud-based library management services.  The results? You’ll save time and money while improving efficiency and user satisfaction. Join us to hear WorldShare Management Services community members share their libraries’ experiences; also, OCLC’s Andrew Pace will provide an update and discuss future plans.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Romance Languages and Cataloging Issues Discussion Groups (ACRL WESS) Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
119 B
Description :

Discussion forum for librarians interested in Romance languages and in cataloging issues related to Western Europe.

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Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Bibliographic Standards Committee Meeting II (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
119 A
Description :

Committee meeting to discuss issues relating to rare book cataloging and DCRM cataloging guidelines developed by the committee and RBMS

10:30am - 11:30am
Cataloging Norms Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Franklin 07
Description :

Cataloging Norms Interest Group session has two presentations lined up to discuss practical uses and projects of cataloging and metadata. Bill Schultz, Jr., and his colleague Ellen Corrigan, Cataloging Librarians from Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University, will speak about how their weekly time on the Reference Desk inspires and informs their cataloging and metadata decisions. Their presentation, “Crossing the Line: The Experience of Catalogers on the Reference Desk”, will discuss how their firsthand user interactions, for example, spark ideas for subject headings and search techniques to apply within the catalog.

As the second topic for the session, Carolyn Hansen, Metadata Librarian, and her colleague Sean Crowe, Electronic Resources Librarian at University of Cincinnati Libraries, will describe their experiences of transitioning from cataloging to metadata, which is a common occurrence for catalogers these days. As materials and projects are brought online as well as born digital, traditional cataloging sometimes does not suffice the needs of these types of collections. Their presentation is titled "From Cataloging to Metadata: Difference in Scope, Skills, and Standards" and will focus on UC's conversion of over 9,000 Dublin Core records to the VRA standard, illustrating the differences between traditional cataloging and metadata projects with technical details at the forefront.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group chose these two topics based on their practical merits and theoretical implications, and believes that our attendees will gain many useful insights and take away further questions to discuss among themselves and their library colleagues.

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Catalog Management Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 A
Description :

“RDA Implementation--Catalog and Display Issues” presented by Roman Panchyshyn, Catalog Librarian and Assistant Professor, at Kent State University Libraries.

This presentation reviews issues librarians and system administrators need to consider, with regards to their local catalog, when dealing with RDA implementation. We will look at changes and adjustments that libraries need to consider making to their catalogs to effectively handle RDA and RDA hybrid MARC records. We will also look at RDA display issues and their impact on patron displays. In addition, we will share a simple but effective display option that Kent State University Libraries and OhioLINK have proposed to their catalog vendor to resolve the problem of the disappearing General Material Designation (GMD) for patrons.

“Transitioning to a 21st Century “Catalog”: Challenges and Successes” presented by Richard Sapon-White, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Oregon State University.

Members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance are currently transitioning from their local integrated library systems to a new, single system that will function as both a local and a union catalog. As part of this multiyear project, member libraries will complete a number of catalog maintenance tasks in advance of the cutover to the new system including: eliminating duplicate 001 fields; removing subfield delimiters from 007 fields; resolving multiple item records attached to a single bibliographic record when items are in the same location but have different call numbers; ensuring that all bibliographic records have an 003 field with “(OCoLC)” only; performing an OCLC reclamation project.

“Managing Bibliographic and Descriptive Metadata for HathiTrust” presented by Jonathan E. Rothman, Head, Library Systems Office, University of Michigan University Library.

This presentation will focus on how and when HathiTrust obtains bibliographic metadata from partner institutions, the underlying assumption that the definitive bibliographic record resides in partner's own catalogs and/or WorldCat, and some of the issues, challenges and processes involved in managing metadata that is created and maintained by a distributed set of diverse institutions.

The presentations and related discussion will be followed by a short business meeting.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Code Year Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
124
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalog Form and Function Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 B
Description :

The ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group explores the evolving nature of the library catalog and its relationship to the fundamental mission and expanding services of libraries.

Search and discovery in libraries are rapidly changing due to new technologies such as discovery systems and library services platforms. Libraries are challenged with balancing these new tools with more traditional search systems like the library OPAC.

We will hear from two libraries who have employed unique methods to make newer tools and as well as the traditional OPAC accessible to their library users. Ellen R. Caplan, Head of Cataloging Services
at Stephen F. Austin State University will discuss her library's split-screen OPAC and Summon search results page. Denise A. Garofalo, Systems and Catalog Services Librarian at Mount Saint Mary College, will discuss her library’s website redesign project and why they felt it was important to keep the traditional OPAC available.

Join us on Saturday January 25 at 3pm. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A and group discussion.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cataloging Committee Committee meeting Sheraton
Salon 4
Description :

Discussion of topics related to cataloging of government information

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holdings Information Forum Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
203 B
Description :

BIBFRAME and the future of holdings information

Our first speaker, Rebecca Guenther, will discuss the BIBFRAME initiative and the effects it will have on the communication of holdings information. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is an effort to provide a foundation for the future exchange of bibliographic description. It develops a model and ontology for describing bibliographic data, addressing both future data exchange and a transition path for existing MARC 21 bibliographic data. The Framework is a Linked Data Model that defines information entities - relating to bibliographic description, holdings, and authority. The intention is to enable the rich metadata available in libraries and other cultural heritage institutions to be part of the global web of data. BIBFRAME is in development and at this time the holdings focus is on the "obtain" function of bibliographic data, rather than prediction. This presentation will summarize the BIBFRAME Data Model in general and how holdings information fits into it by using BIBFRAME Annotations and RDF Classes HeldMaterial and HeldItem. It will illustrate various common scenarios and describe the properties in the BIBFRAME vocabulary relevant to holdings.

Rebecca will be followed by Diane Hillmann, who will discuss her research and share her thoughts on the future of holdings data. Of all the MARC 21 formats, Holdings was the one most clearly designed for machine manipulation. It is granular, flexible, and intended to be used at either a detailed or summary level. It has sometimes frightened potential users because it looks complex (even where it isn't), and in its "native" form is not particularly human friendly. Some of the complexity arises because there are both display and prediction aspects in the encoding, and not all library systems have developed predictive serial check-in systems supported by MARC Holdings. Some of the bibliographic metadata efforts now going forward ignore the existing MARC Holdings, sometimes in favor of simpler solutions based on the perception of the waning need for predictive check-in for digital subscriptions. Not much effort has been expended to bring the MARC Holdings format forward into the discussions about changing requirements and re-use of existing standards. As part of this presentation, Diane will review the effort to put the MARC21 Bibliographic Format into a very granular RDF expression, creating the possibility of lossless mapping. In this context, what can be done to follow that model for MARC Holdings, and what would that look like?"

We look forward to seeing you there!

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