[Metadatalibrarians] ALCTS/LITA Authority Control IG Meeting at ALA Annual 2015

Nathan Putnam nbputnam2 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 05:46:59 PDT 2015


Please join us for the ALCTS/LITA Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG)
at ALA Annual in San Francisco (full program information below).

Sunday, June 28

1:00-3:30 (business meeting to follow)

Room 124 (N) in the Moscone Convention Center

ALA Conference Scheduler: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29319

ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/239804

We are also looking for volunteers to for several member-at-large positions
as well as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Secretary. More information can be
found here: http://connect.ala.org/node/240667


Nathan Putnam

Chair, ACIG (2014-2015)

*Paul Frank* (Library of Congress), *Shana McDanold* (Georgetown
University), and *Bob Maxwell* (Brigham Young University) will discuss
their thoughts on authority control. The hope is to spark ideas and
discussions for future ACIG meetings (as we go into the next 30 years!).

*Janis L. Young* (Library of Congress) will be giving her regular
semi-annual and very popular report from the Library of Congress, including
updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress,
and updates to tables and documentation.

*Nancy Lorimer* (Stanford University and Chair of MLA’s Genre/Form Task
Force) will discuss the February 2015 release of 600 genre/form terms for
musical works, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the
Music Library Association. This is part of the larger project to
expand the *Library
of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT)* to
new domains,  She will review the music vocabulary, its origins, the
decision-making processes during its development, the interaction of LCGFT
terms with those of the *Library of Congress Medium of Performance
Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT)*, and explain areas of the vocabulary that are
still being developed or are otherwise in flux. She will also provide
several examples on its use of LCGFT music terms and provide an
introduction to *Provisional Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music
Resources, *a document created by the Music Library Association
Vocabularies Subcommittee and Genre/Form Task Force to provide temporary
guidelines until official documentation is completed.

*Jeremy Myntti* (University of Utah), *Anna Neatrour* (University of Utah),
and *Nate Cothran* (Backstage Library Works) will discuss the University of
Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library work with Backstage Library Works to
develop an automated solution for authority control in fields for digital
library metadata to provide consistency and improve access to collections.
An early version of this project was originally presented at ALA Annual
2013, and they have continued on to make improvements and refinements based
on the initial work. They completed processing the metadata for several
digital collections with Backstage. After this processing was completed,
they started looking at ways to standardize the metadata values that
Backstage was unable to match to an existing LC authority by using
OpenRefine to add further improved values. This presentation will show the
results from this project, including lessons learned and future directions
for the project to prepare this metadata for a linked data environment.


Nathan B. Putnam | Head, Metadata Services | Acting Head, Digital Programs
& Initiatives <http://www.lib.umd.edu/digital>

2215 McKeldin Library | University of Maryland |College Park, MD 20742-7011

(301) 405-0840 | nbputnam at umd.edu

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