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Format: 06/24/2017 - 12am
Format: 06/24/2017 - 12am
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Friday, January 24 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
LibHack 2014 [$] Other Offsite Location
Univ of Pennsylvania Libraries Special Collections Ctr
Description :

LibHack 2014, sponsored by the LITA Library Code Year Interest Group, OCLC, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), features opportunities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced programmers to create something and improve their coding chops.

The hackathon features two separate tracks, one track for beginners that will hack on the OCLC WorldCat Search API and an intermediate/advanced track that will hack on the DPLA API. API specialists will be on hand to introduce both APIs and to assist participants throughout the day.

The registration fee ($25) includes lunch, snacks, an unlimited stream of coffee, and a tshirt. More information, including registration, is available at http://www.libhack.org.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Cost :
$25

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

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.

10:30am - 11:30am
Open Source Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Grand B
Description :

The Open Source Interest group is open to any library using an open source product and to anyone interested in using open source products in their library. We will share experiences with open source products and plan for future IG activities.

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Assessment, Simplified – A Unified, Data-driven Approach to Decision Support Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

With a global push to manage library operations more efficiently, all levels of staff need access to real-time data to perform their jobs day-to-day. At the same time, library collections are growing in diversity, needing flexible tools for analysis across all collections and resource types. Join Ex Libris to discuss the shift from static, scheduled assessment and reporting to accessing data at the point of need. Learn how academic and research libraries are simplifying assessment to increase transparency for their stakeholders, and streamline operations for both staff and patrons.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
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.

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
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!

Sunday, January 26 - 7:30am

7:30am - 8:30am
OCLC Update Breakfast Exhibitor session Marriott
Grand E-F
Description :

Join OCLC and your colleagues for breakfast, and an update on OCLC activities from Skip Prichard, President and CEO. Then, share a roundtable conversation with colleagues who share your interests, hosted by OCLC staff.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update Forum Pennsylvania Convention Center
114 Lecture Hall
Description :

The Library of Congress will share recent progress in development and testing of the new bibliographic framework, BIBFRAME, in the linked-data environment.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Behind the Cover: Unified eBook Management In Today's Academic Library Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

Libraries of all shapes and sizes are utilizing Ex Libris Alma to grow and manage their eBook collections, using an acquisitions module that supports end-to-end acquisition processes for all resource types. This presentation will include a live demonstration of how Alma employs business process automation to streamline and simplify library workflows for managing orders, claims, receiving, activation of electronic resources, invoices, vendors and vendor accounts, as well as ledgers and funds. Join us to learn how Alma simplifies e-Book acquisitions, from selection through fulfillment to the end user.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 5:30pm
Authority Control Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
121 C
Description :

Please join us at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia for the following presentations on authority control. We are all wondering what happens to authority control in the new world of BIBFRAME, as well as what is going on in current authority control projects, and our speakers will be addressing these topics. The presentations will go until about 3pm, with a Q&A to follow after the speakers. An open business meeting will follow that all are invited to attend.

Janis L. Young (Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy and Standards Division (PSD)) will be giving her regular semi-annual report from Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation.

Kevin Ford (Library of Congress) will be providing a high-level introduction to BIBFRAME Authorities and how their role and design within the larger BIBFRAME Model will position them as valuable entry points to a library's resources (that is, a library's catalog), particularly so that patrons will better be able to find, identify, and contextualize entities such as people and topics.

Philip Schreur (Stanford): Authorities are as critical in a non-MARC environment as they are in our traditional ILS yet the mechanisms to implement authority control are vastly different. Stanford has been interested in extending authority control to its digital repository for the past few years and is now experimenting with the BIBFRAME light abstraction layer in its own environment. His talk will focus on identifying the primary issues of authority control in our non-MARC environment, what we have done to address them, and what the implications are for the future.

Judy Ahronheim (University of Michigan) will describe how data contributed to authority records is helping HathiTrust identify public domain works and make them available to users worldwide.

Sunday, January 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Access to Continuing Resources Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
126 B
Description :

Meeting of the interest group