[Metadatalibrarians] *THIS WEEK* ALA Core Virtual Interest Group (IG) Week - MARC Formats Transition IG Session

Cindy Tian ttian at nd.edu
Tue Mar 8 06:54:17 PST 2022

**Please excuse cross-posting**

MARC Formats Transition Interest Group (MFTIG) is excited to invite you to
join our session during Core Interest Group Week!

Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Time: 11 am-12 pm (CST) / 12-1 pm (EST) / 9-10 am (PST)
for free.

*With Great Power Come Great Responsibility: Democratizing Cultural
Heritage Institutions (Or Lack Thereof)*
Hanna Bertoldi, Data Entry, Research, and Integrity Lead, Bowdoin College
Peggy Griesinger, Head of Metadata Initiatives, University of Notre Dame
Mikala Narlock, Assistant Director, Data Curation Network, University of

Libraries and museums are well-positioned to positively affect their users
with the knowledge they produce, especially when publishing online
collections. Through a process called “grooving,” the way knowledge is
produced and how technology presents it affects the way we understand the
world. Libraries and museums are in a position of power because of the
trust the public gives them. GLAM institutions need to be aware that some
collection items are more difficult to fit into these systems than others.
These records with a “higher barrier of entry” require additional attention
to make them more visible and findable in online collections beyond just
the bare-minimum metadata.
In this presentation, we will use the University of Notre Dame’s Marble
(Museum, Archives, Rare Books, and Library Exploration platform) project as
a case study to explore how linked open data can enhance discovery of GLAM
collections, as well as some of the ethical concerns preventing access. As
trusted cultural institutions, libraries and museums need to do better at
involving local communities in the cataloging process and communicating the
ambiguity, bias, nuance, and changeability of the metadata in their online
catalogs to users. Catalogers need to be aware that the systems that we use
can still prevent certain collections from being found, even if they are
available online.

*'Archives at': An Opportunity to Leverage MARC to Create Linked Open Data*
Jennifer Brcka, Archives Specialist, University of Notre Dame
Daniela Rovida, Rare Books Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, University of
Notre Dame

This presentation will describe the foundations of a new project to promote
discovery of Notre Dame archival collections through Wikidata. We will
explain our motivation for exploring linked data as a discovery tool, our
linked data models, and how we are using MARC data to populate our linked
data contributions.

Visit the website for Core Interest Group Week full schedule

We look forward to seeing you in our session!

Brian Clark, Cindy Tian
ALA Core MARC Formats Transition Interest Group Co-Chairs

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