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The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group is pleased to announce its program for the ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week 2020, on Friday, June 12, at 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
The Catalog Management Interest Group discusses the various issues involved in
cataloging, classification, authority control, and metadata application after the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery. Two presenters will discuss techniques,
developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library catalogs and related discovery tools.
Presenter: Michelle Hahn, Assistant Librarian, Sound Recordings Cataloger, William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University
Title: Breaking Rules and Preserving Legacies for Digital Access
Summary: Faculty and students of Indiana University's school of music have been performing music for a century, and recording it for nearly 70 years. For 15 years, those recordings have been born digital, but then we digitized the rest of the approximately 30,000 recordings. Cataloging practice has changed a great deal in that time, and the practice specifically for sound exponentially so. Breaking some rules and adjusting priorities allows the legacy of a world-renowned school of music to be more discoverable and accessible to an even greater audience. I will highlight the management of a project that updates existing data and increases both the granularity and the fullness of records, improving discovery and access to that legacy in a digital form. I will also give insight to the complexity of connecting physical and digital content through physical and digital library processes.
Presenter: Amy Wood, Head of Technical Services, Center for Research Libraries
Title: Improving Local Holdings Records
Summary: The interconnectedness of libraries and scholars has never been more apparent than in this time of physical distancing and remote learning brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Accurate, shareable data is essential to ensure a fully functioning scholarship network. The Center for Research Libraries made the best of our time working remotely by updating our print serial holdings records from 866 to 85X/86X fields. The project was already in the planning stages before remote work was imposed, but the stay at home order thrust the project to the top of the to do list. Staff from the cataloging department and the stacks unit within Access Services working together have reviewed, parsed out, corrected, or set aside for physical review of items approximately 2,000 records. The process took into account the various levels of technology, training, and experience team members had and created a close knit, effective cross-departmental team.
Please register at the ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week site:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/virtualigweek or directly to the CMIG session:
Thank you and we look forward to having you in attendance!
ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG)
Co-Chairs: Dan Tam Do ([log in to unmask]) and Marina Morgan ([log in to unmask])
Co-Vice Chairs: Elizabeth Miraglia ([log in to unmask]) and Jianying Shou ([log in to unmask])