[Metadatalibrarians] Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group Program at ALA Annual 2017

Laura N Evans evans at binghamton.edu
Thu May 11 11:49:42 PDT 2017

*ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest** Group* at ALA
Annual Chicago

Date:  *Sunday, June 25, 2017*

Time: *10:30 am – 11:30 am*

Location: *Grant Park/CC 12AB, Hyatt Regency McCormick (HRM)*

In this year's meeting, the CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research
Interest Group offers two presentations and discussions on the topic of
communication in cataloging.

*“**A Lone Cataloger No More: How Better Communication Can Help Enhance
Bibliographic Description for User Discovery**,”* presented by Xiping
Liu, Resource
Description Librarian, University of Houston

Catalogers often work alone when they create bibliographic records for new
resources. The lack of communication between catalogers and end users can
sometimes lead to the creation of bibliographic records that prevent
effective user discovery. In this presentation, the cataloger will discuss
the communications between her cataloging unit and special collections unit
about cataloging for rare book and special collection materials. She will
present her research findings in communications and collaborations between
catalogers and end users and how it will affect bibliographic descriptions
for user discovery. She will also talk about the challenges catalogers face
in order to balance between quality and quantity of work under current
budget cuts.  In the end, an example will be given to showcase two
different approaches to cataloging a special collection material along with
an overview of the MARC fields that are used in each type of description to
help facilitate user discovery.

*"**Charting Communication: Assessment and Visualization Tools for Mapping
the Communication Patterns of Cataloging and Metadata Units,"* presented by
Becky Skeen, Special Collections/Archives Cataloging Librarian, Andrea
Payant, Metadata Librarian, and Liz Woolcott, Head of Cataloging and
Metadata Services, Utah State University

Utah State University’s Cataloging and Metadata Services unit recently
conducted a research project to investigate the points at which the unit
members interacted with non-cataloging library staff.  The research team
looked at the frequency, initiation, mediums of contact, and reasons for
interaction to gather insight into communication strengths or deficits with
other library units and develop untapped methods to improve communication
channels.  This presentation will outline the methodologies and tools used
for analyzing communication patterns to better inform cataloging decisions,
increase communication opportunities, and enhance awareness of cataloging
and metadata contributions to the Library.

CCRIG Chair, 2016-2017
Laura Evans
evans at binghamton.edu

CCRIG Co-Vice Chair, 2016-2017
Rebecca Nous
rnous at albany.edu

CCRIG Co-Vice Chair, 2016-2017
Lisa Errico
lisa.errico at ncc.edu

Laura Evans
Metadata Librarian and Assistant Head of Cataloging
Binghamton University Libraries
P.O. Box 6012
Binghamton, NY 13902-6012
(607) 777-4943
evans at binghamton.edu

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