[Metadatalibrarians] Core Catalog Form & Function IG session registration at 2021 virtual Core Interest Group Week
bgupta at umassd.edu
Tue Jan 19 11:44:11 PST 2021
*Pl excuse cross postings*
The ALA Core Catalog Form & Function Interest Group would like to invite you on Friday, February 5, 2021 for two virtual presentations at the Core virtual Interest Group Week!
The two presentations are-
1. Harnessing the power of MARC data to improve discoverability of accessible materials
2. Highlighting diversity in our collections: one solution to identify and make titles discoverable.
Date and Time: February 5, 2021 at 8am PST/ 10am CST/ 11am EST
Pl. scroll down on the Core Interest Group Week page:
On the Core Interest Group Week page register under the topic:
Dimensions of Discovery: Information Retrieval and the User Experience
This is a free event, though you must register to receive the Zoom link/event password to access the virtual meeting.
More information about the presentations:
Harnessing the power of MARC data to improve discoverability of accessible materials
Prof. Teressa M. Keenan
Head, Bibliographic Management Services; Metadata Librarian and Accessibility Liaison
Maureen & Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
“Libraries are just buildings full of books I can’t read” – or are they? It’s not enough for libraries to purchase accessible materials; students need to know if the titles they find in the catalog are available in a usable format. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the ways in which the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana has used bibliographic data in MARC fields containing accessibility information to make it easier for students to find accessible resources. The main focus is on physical books and media. Specific MARC tags include: 532 – Accessibility Note, 341 – Accessibility Content, 008 23 – Form of item, and some local fields we created in Alma/Primo.
The second presentation is-
Highlighting diversity in our collections: one solution to identify and make titles discoverable
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, UCI Libraries, University of California, Irvine
Reference Dept, UCI Libraries, University of California, Irvine
Head, Reference Department & Grunigen Medical Library, UCI Libraries, University of California, Irvine
Cataloging and Metadata Services Department, UCI Libraries, University of California, Irvine
The UCI Libraries wanted to highlight the collections’ diverse materials but faced the following problems: how do we define diversity and how do we determine whether a specific title should be highlighted to patrons? Also, once we identify materials, how do we make them discoverable? Our solution: we tried two processes using the built-in functions in Ex Libris’ Primo VE and Alma systems. The first process used Primo VE’s user-generated tagging feature and involved the following workflow: identify lists of award-winning titles and add tags to the records in Primo VE. The second process used Primo VE’s Collection Discovery feature to highlight each of the book lists. This second workflow added the award information to the catalog record which allowed us to create a set in Alma and then create a collection that displays in Primo VE.
Thank you for your time,
Bela Gupta & Jim Hahn
ALA Core Catalog Form & Function Interest Group
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Claire T. Carney Library
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747
bgupta at umassd.edu
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