[Metadatalibrarians] Standards-related programming at ALA Annual 2015

Morag Boyd mboydlists at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 13:20:26 PDT 2015

Standards-related programming

ALA Annual San Francisco, January 25-30, 2015 Compiled by ALCTS Standards

As part of its charge to support and promote work within ALCTS related to
standards, the ALCTS Standards Committee is pleased to present this
compilation of standards-related programs at ALA Annual 2015. Please
re-distribute as appropriate, and apologies for any duplication.

Friday, June 26

NISO/BISG 9th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape Access or

Ownership: Evolving Business Models and Your Institution


Standards are critically important elements that can make any business
process more efficient. The traditional print subscription services model,
the process of handling standing book orders by libraries, and even the
process of buying, selling, and consuming e-books through a variety of
platforms all require standardized business processes to efficiently get
content from publishers through vendors to libraries and ultimately to

As our community adapts to changing paradigms regarding service and
ownership models specific to digital publishing, both the library and
publishing communities need to consider the implications of these changes.

Print content distribution was centered on a sales model, where the
transfer of ownership of a physical object was a core element of the
transaction; this is often not the case with digital assets. Generally,
content is licensed and access is limited; by rights, by term, or by
community served. The implications of this shift are quite broad both for
content providers as well as libraries. What are the business practices,
roles and responsibilities, on both sides of the new digital exchange that
all parties need to be aware of and incorporate to ensure efficient
information exchange?

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 3012 (W)

When: June 26, 2015 - 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29866

Saturday, June 27

Copy Cataloging Interest Group (ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management



Our focus for the Annual meeting is how libraries approach and define
standards of quality for copy cataloging production. Suggested topics

include: Vendor-provided records - analysis of quality, level of editing,
authority control, and ongoing maintenance; staff training to recognize
quality records and improve records that do not meet local guidelines;
documenting local standards for record quality.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 122 (N)

When: June 27, 2015 - 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29208

MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) Meeting I


Discussions of changes to the MARC formats and approval of proposals. All
ALA attendees may participate in the discussions. The approval votes are by
the Committee membership which is composed of representatives from CC:DA
and other ALA units, various library associations such as the Music Library
Association, library system vendors and networks, and national libraries
such as the Library of Congress, NLM, NAL, Library and Archives Canada,
British Library, and the Deutsche Bibliothek.

Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Yosemite C, Shuttle Bus Route 1

When: June 27, 2015 - 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/30192

Cataloging Norms Interest Group (ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management



Presentations include: "Describing Resources with BIBFRAME at the National
Library of Medicine," by Nancy J Fallgren, Metadata Specialist Librarian,
National Library of Medicine; "Skill Sets for Technical Services Staff,"

by Roman S. Panchyshyn, Assistant Professor, Kent State University; and
"What Can We Do about Our Legacy?" by Diane Hillman, RDA Development Team.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 122 (N)

When: June 27, 2015 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29205

Data Clean-Up: Let's Not Sweep It Under the Rug (ALCTS Cataloging and
Metadata Management Section)


Data migration is inevitable in a world in which technological
infrastructures and data standards continue to evolve. Whether you work in
a catalog database or a digital library/archives/institutional repository,
working with library resource data means that you will eventually be
required to usher data from one system or standard to another. Amy
Rudersdorf from the Digital Public Library of America will be speaking on
data normalization from the digital library perspective. Terry Reese of
Ohio State University will discuss the role that tools such as MarcEdit can
play in the context of data normalization and cleanup. Kyle Banerjee from
Oregon Health and Science University will address the role data
normalization is playing in the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 2022 (W)

When: June 27, 2015 - 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/28670

Holdings Information Forum (ALCTS Continuing Resources Section)


Kristen Wilson, Associate Head, Acquisitions and Discovery, GOKb Editor,
North Carolina State University Libraries, will speak on The Global Open
Knowledgebase (GOKb), a partnership between Kuali OLE and Jisc. GOKb is an
open data repository of information related to electronic resources as they
are acquired and managed by libraries. This presentation will describe the
ways in which GOKb has addressed holdings information so far, as well as
some of the challenges and opportunities that the project has identified as
a result of this work.

Xiaoli Li , Co-Head of Content Support Services, Department at the
University of California (UC) Davis General Library, will speak on the
potential for rich bibliographic description of resources that BIBFRAME
offers. However linking these resources to library holdings data is not
natively part of the BIBFRAME framework. How will serials cataloging be
impacted by implementation of BIBFRAME? How will libraries handle their
holdings data in BIBFRAME description? Xiaoli will share what UC Davis has
learned from their experiment with converting serials from MARC to
BIBFRAME. She will also present her thoughts on what libraries will need to
do in order to move their legacy serial bibliographic and holdings data

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 3002 (W)

When: June 27, 2015 - 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29180

Sunday, June 28

Continuing Resources Standards Forum (ALCTS Continuing Resources Section)


Several new and emerging standards efforts will be discussed, including
Altmetrics. Nettie Legace, NISO, will present on Altmetrics. PESC Working
Group speaker, (tentative) will talk about a brand-new
about-to-be-finalized recommended practice called Protocol for Exchanging
Serial Content (PESC) to describe a packaging specification to be used for
exchange and archiving of serial publications.  More information is
available at http://www.niso.org/workrooms/pesc/.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, Esplanade 302

When: June 28, 2015 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29179

Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group (ALCTS Cataloging and
Metadata Management Section)


Presentations include: "Accommodating RDA in CONTENTdm and Islandora, or,
Accommodating RDA in Content and Digital Asset Management Systems,"

presented by Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian,
University of Central Florida, and "Queering the LCNAF : on recording
gender in name authority files," presented by Amber Billey,
Catalog/Metadata Librarian, University of Vermont and Emily Drabinski,
Coordinator of Library Instruction, Long Island University.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 120 (N)

When: June 28, 2015 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29207

Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group (ALCTS Collection
Management Section)


Where: Moscone Convention Center, 133 (N)

When: June 28, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29200

NISO Annual Update


The NISO Update provides the latest news about NISO's current efforts,
including standards, recommended practices and community meetings covering
many areas of interest to the library community. Working group members will
provide updates on projects newly underway or recently completed. See more
at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/ala_annual_sf#update

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 228-230 (S)

When: June 28, 2015 - 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29865

Authority Control Interest Group (ALCTS/LITA)


Paul Frank (Library of Congress), Shana McDanold (Georgetown University),
and Bob Maxwell (Brigham Young University) will discuss their thoughts on
authority control. 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. 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.

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.

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.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 124 (N)

When: June 28, 2015 - 1:00-3:30 p.m. (business meeting to follow)

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29319

Collection Management and Development Research Forum (ALCTS Collection
Management Section)


The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is
sponsoring the Sixth Annual Collection Management & Development Research
Forum. Tony Greiner, Portland Community College, will discuss a data-driven
weeding project in which he developed a list of common characteristics of
uncirculated materials. This work led to recommendations for identifying
and avoiding purchasing books that are unlikely to ever be used. Forrest
Link and Bethany Sewell, The College of New Jersey, are currently
investigating the feasibility of using short-term loans of ebooks as an
alternative to traditional interlibrary loan. They will present their
findings at the forum.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 3012 (W)

When: June 28, 2015 - 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29196

Monday, June 29

Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group (ALCTS)


Book metadata will be discussed from a variety of perspectives from a panel
of librarians, vendors and publishers. The panelists are: Noah Levin from
Springer who will review publisher metadata, MJ Han a metadata librarian
speaking about local practice and Suzanne Kemperman from OCLC who will talk
about metadata partnerships for WorldCat discoverability.

The Library of Congress with Karl Debus-Lopez and Camilla Williams will
review LC's CIP for ebooks and their work on using contributed publisher
metadata via ONIX.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 125 (N)

When: June 29, 2015 - 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29218

Continuing Resources Cataloging Forum (ALCTS Continuing Resources Section)


As part of a special program to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ISSN,
Regina Reynolds, Head, National Serials Data Program, Library of Congress;
Steve Spade; and Diane Boehr, National Library of Medicine, will talk about
the development and usage of ISSN.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 132 (N)

When: June 29, 2015 - 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29198

Coming to Terms with the New LC Vocabularies: Genre/Form (Literature,
Music, General), Demographic Groups and Medium of Performance (ALCTS
Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)


The Library of Congress, ALCTS/SAC and MLA have collaborated on new
vocabularies to provide genre/form access to literature, music, and
"general" works as well as controlled lists of demographic terms and medium
of performance terms; new MARC fields are in place for attributes of works
including audience, creator characteristics, and time period of creation.
Leading contributors to this work will describe the context, development,
and practical application of these new vocabularies and fields. Speakers
include Adam Schiff, Principal Cataloger, University of Washington
Libraries; Hermine Vermeij, Team Leader, Subject Specialist Catalogers,
Music Cataloger, UCLA Cataloging & Metadata Center; Janis L.

Young, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress, Policy and
Standards Division.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 2003 (W)

When: June 29, 2015 - 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/28661

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