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Format: 01/21/2018 - 9pm
Format: 01/21/2018 - 9pm
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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 - 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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Affiliate Organization
OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (Affiliate)

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
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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
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

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.

10:30am - 11:30am
Subject and Bibliographic Access Committee Meeting (ACRL ANSS) Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Anthony
Description :

92501This is the meeting of the ANSS Subject and Bibliographic Access Committee.

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
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!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
Description :

Following a short business meeting, our program will feature the work of researchers from the Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics, who are working with a scientific agency to develop an OAIS-compliant joint preservation and reuse data repository.

Decomposing Results Without Burying the Body of Evidence: A Modus Operandi for Developing Metadata and Digital Preservation Requirements

Presented by Lorraine L. Richards (Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics) and Adam Townes (Doctoral Candidate, Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics).

Abstract:

In February 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a directive to each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop an “approach for optimizing search, archival, and dissemination features that encourages innovation in accessibility and interoperability, while ensuring long-term stewardship of the results of federally funded research.”

We are working directly with scientists, engineers and program managers at the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) to develop and enhance current data sets and sources. We will jointly develop a prototype technical architecture for the establishment of an OAIS-compliant digital repository to service the Tech Center, Drexel University, and future users. Key components of this project involve:

Understanding and identifying the appropriate metadata names and development of a metadata taxonomy;

Enhancing knowledge towards the possible design of the ingest and tagging mechanisms to auto-generate metadata tags for relevant analysis, and machine learning software for this task; and

Conducting research for specification and/or standards for rules and policies for the data sets and access controls; and

Analyzing user modeling, conducting task analysis for the users of the data sets and the workflows to be executed against the data.

Because data sharing has not been the norm for this agency in the past, particular care must be taken to ensure that metadata is appropriately developed for search, retrievability, and reuse. However, developing metadata for scientific data offers challenges associated with the need to ensure reproducibility of results and appropriate data reuse when data is taken outside its initial disciplinary boundaries. This presentation will discuss these challenges briefly and provide information on the techniques we are using to attempt to mitigate the risks associated with developing requirements for a joint preservation/reuse repository of scientific data.

Full Author List: Lorraine L. Richards, Adam Townes, William C. Regli, and Yuanyuan Feng (all Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
MARC Formats Transition Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 A
Description :

Curating MARC Indexing to Optimize Discoverability of Resources at ECU Libraries
Marlena Barber
East Carolina University
Presents a case study of an implementation of VuFind at the East Carolina U Libraries. Cataloging representatives from the main university library, the health sciences library, and the music library formed a working group to evaluate the MARC fields that would be indexed and displayed for the end user of the VuFind discovery layer. Intent was to clarify scoping of resources based on the indexing tied to particular facets and search functionalities, and to replicate search functions available in the Libraries’ existing Classic Catalog. The end result was to construct search options and parameters that would optimize discoverability of the library’s resources. The presentation will reveal the facet elements selected for the implementation and the process behind mapping those elements. An overview regarding decisions on the integration of MARC fields and elements behind search indices and the rationale behind these decisions will be discussed.

Book Artists Unbound: an EAC-CPF-based Discovery Tool for Contextualization of Creators
Alison Jai O'Dell
University of Miami
For artists’ books, contextual information is available in library catalog databases, but is hidden or dispersed, in part to challenges inherent in the MARC authority format and its typical handling. To expose background and relational information about book artists, this project harvested metadata concerning the U of Miami Libraries Special Collections Artists’ Book Collection from a MARC-format bibliographic database and converted relevant data elements to the EAC-CPF XML schema with the Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP) editor. Using RAMP allowed the data to be semi-automatically enhanced with information from WorldCat Identities and VIAF. The enriched, linked data to come out of this process facilitated development of a widget-based discovery platform that presents users with contextual information about the artists. Interactive record display and various data visualizations nurture exploration of relationships between artists, their studios and spaces, educational and socio-cultural background, themes, techniques, media, and visual/conceptual genres. O’Dell explains advantages discovered when using the EAC-CPF format to deliver and transform creator metadata, focusing on showcasing the discovery product and its design, and conclude with feedback from user focus groups.

Building on the Past: (Re)Constructing Comprehensive Title Histories for Serials Management using MARC Records
Jeff Stetson
ProQuest
When using trusted sources, keeping up with serials title changes remains a major pain point for librarians and those who need to identify the publication history of periodicals. It can be problematic for companies that provide serials resource management tools. Title change data has traditionally been locked up within various fields of MARC records created by individual catalogers. Tthe results of different cataloging rules and interpretations, copy cataloging, typographical errors, and "the cataloger's judgment" have built a huge store of information that can be inconsistent and hard to follow. Stetson will talk about the knowledgebase service he has designed to analyze, mine, and reconstitute this data, resulting in comprehensive title histories that can be used in serials management

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Supporting Undergraduate Success: Repositories as Curricular Tools Exhibitor session Marriott
Room 303
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Repositories are no longer just a location for student work; they are increasingly playing a role as a curricular tool, improving student learning outcomes and teaching students about peer review, editing, copyright, and other scholarly communications issues. In this session, Terri Fishel of Macalester College will discuss the undergraduate journal “Tapestries,” while Sara Lowe and Sean Stone of the Claremont Colleges will discuss initiatives they created with colleague Char Booth to use repository collections to promote student information literacy and writing skills.

Speakers:
Terri Fishel, Library Director, DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College
Sara Lowe, Assessment Office and Librarian, Claremont Colleges Library
Sean Stone, Science and Asian Studies Librarian, Claremont Colleges Library

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group Meeting (ASCLA) Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
115 A
Description :

Join us for conversations about new and ongoing issues and opportunities related to collaborative digitization initiatives across a diverse array of consortia, libraries, archives, museums and cultural heritage institutions. This meeting is open to all and will feature a main presentation and brief project updates from attendees.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 B
Description :

OCLC announced last fall that it would be systematically adding FAST (Faceted Application and Subject Terminology) headings to WorldCat bibliographic records. There were many questions on discussion lists about FAST in the wake of the announcement.

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group will host a presentation on FAST and its implementation at ALA Midwinter. Speakers from OCLC will discuss what FAST can do and how the augmented records look in WorldCat. There will be time after the presentation for questions and sharing of ideas about future uses of FAST in libraries.

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 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Metadata Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 A
Description :

We have two exciting programs that will discuss strategies and workflows for and challenges associated with large-scale metadata aggregation.

“The Other Side of Linked Data: Managing Metadata Aggregation,” presented by Diane Hillman.

Most of the current activity in the library LOD world has been on publishing library data out of current silos. But part of the point of linked data for libraries is that it opens up data built by others for use within libraries, and has the potential for greater integration of library data within the larger data world. The sticking point for most librarians is that data building and distribution outside the familiar world of MARC seems like a black box, the key held by others. Traditionally, libraries have relied on specialized system vendors to build the functionality they needed to manage their data. But the discussions I’ve heard too often result in librarians wanting vendors to tell them what they’re planning, and vendors asking librarians what they need and want. In the context of this stalemate, it behooves both library system vendors and librarians to explore the issues around management of more fine-grained metadata so that an informed dialogue around requirements can begin. As part of this dialogue, there are a number of questions about goals that could be addressed:
* Will expression in MARC (and/or RDA and/or BibFrame) be part of the requirements?
* How does non-library data fit in (dbpedia, nytimes, amazon, onix)?
* How does schema.org and RDFa fit into the picture?
* Will some data be indexed and not displayed, and vice-versa?
* Who will decide what pieces of available data will be valued and what pieces required?
* Will there need to be an aggregation workflow in addition to a cataloging workflow, or are they best integrated?

“Harvesting and Normalization at the Digital Public Library of America: Lessons from a Diverse Aggregation,” presented by Kristy Berry Dixon (Digital Library of Georgia), Sandra McIntyre (Mountain West Digital Library) and Amy Rudersdorf (Digital Public Library of America).

The Digital Public Library of America currently works with more than 21 digital collections hubs to crosswalk, enrich, and normalize their metadata to align with the DPLA Metadata Application Profile (dp.la/info/map). Metadata is shared in a variety of formats, standards, and readiness and is ingested and made available through the DPLA JSON-LD API (dp.la/info/developers/codex/). In developing the DPLA data model, DPLA staff worked closely with metadata designers from the Europeana Digital Library and from leading U.S. institutions, and has refined the model since launch in April 2013 in response to the experience of working with diverse hubs.

This talk will introduce and outline the challenges of aggregating disparate metadata flavors from the perspective of both DPLA staff and representative hubs. We will review next steps and emerging frontiers as well, including improvements to normalization at the hub level and wider adoption of controlled vocabularies and formats for geospatial metadata and usage rights statements. Finally, we will share plans for implementing Linked Data throughout the aggregated national network and discuss how that will expand opportunities for DPLA and its partners.

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