[Metadatalibrarians] ALA Midwinter 2018 ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group Program Announcement

Paul Heyde pch36 at case.edu
Thu Dec 7 12:20:54 PST 2017

***Please excuse cross-posting***

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group is pleased to announce its
program at the ALA Midwinter conference held in Denver, Colorado Convention
Center, Room 705/707, 10:30-11:30 am, Saturday, February 10, 2018.

There will be three presentations, each very different but relevant to what
catalogers are dealing with today.  The presentations will be 15 minutes
long, and there will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

   - *Catalogers Cyberstalking Authors: relationship between cataloging and
   social media*  (Ilda Cardenas, Mississippi State University)
   A survey was sent out to investigate the use of social media to create a
   name authority record among catalogers. The preliminary results suggest
   catalogers are “stalking” authors’ social media profiles for information to
   include in an authority record. They are using social media instead of
   contacting authors or publishers directly for this information and it
   appears to be common practice. This presentation will summarize the results
   of this survey.

   - *Florida Academic Libraries’ Catalog Data Integration and
Migration*  (Christine
   Dunleavy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg)
   State-wide, working groups of library information professionals,
   librarians, library administrators, and staff are regularly reviewing data
   through Florida Academic Libraries' implementation of Innovative
   Interfaces’ Sierra/Encore Duet. Forty college and university libraries and
   library systems will share a single bibliographic record in the new
   environment of approximately thirteen million bibliographic records.  By
   tracking selected titles of differing types, e-books, orders, serials,
   etc., as they travel through the system, it will be obvious how the data
   loads and discovery layer influence the records. Errors or problems can
   come from many different sources—the data load and configuration can be the
   first to check, but there also can be bad metadata in the original system.
   There will be things we can change now, things to stay watchful for, and
   things we can change after the system goes live which is projected for July

   - *Meeting Patrons in the Middle: adapting cataloging practices to
   better meet patron needs**.*  (Joanna Ewing, University of Central
   One of our main responsibilities as catalogers is to facilitate resource
   discovery by choosing and/or creating records that accurately describe
   those resources.  However, existing copy cataloging records often do not
   provide all of the information that a patron may need to locate a needed
   resource, such as specialized subject headings or contents notes.  This
   presentation will discuss how cataloging practices at the University of
   Central Arkansas have been positively influenced by reference transactions
   and collaborations with teaching faculty and other library staff.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the session!

*ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group (CNIG)*
Debra Skinner (*dskinner at georgiasouthern.edu* <dskinner at georgiasouthern.edu>)
and Lizz Bridges (*ebridges at txwes.edu* <ebridges at txwes.edu>), Co-Chairs
Paul Heyde (*pch36 at case.edu* <pch36 at case.edu>) and Rachel Turner (
*turnerr at binghamton.edu* <turnerr at binghamton.edu>), Co-Vice Chairs

Paul Heyde, MLS, MA
Team Leader, Acquisitions & Metadata Services
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106
paul.heyde at case.edu | (216) 368-6599

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