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Thursday, June 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:30pm
Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
Description :

This full-day workshop provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data. Session topics include XML and XSLT for streamlining and scaling up metadata and cataloging workflows; RDF/XML for serializing MODS-RDF and BIBFRAME; XQuery for extracting, manipulating, and constructing library metadata; and PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records. Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer with XML-aware and Python software as well as questions for group discussion.

The key audience for this preconference is cataloging and metadata librarians or paraprofessionals and information science students having some familiarity with metadata creation and/or descriptive cataloging practices, and at least one or two formats such as MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, RDF. This preconference may also be useful for digital scholarship librarians and library technology staff. Sessions are oriented towards those who have some familiarity with the technologies covered however it is not required.

To get the most out of the presenters' illustrations, examples, and hands-on exercises we recommend participants pre-install XML-aware, Python, and MarcEdit software on their computers prior to arrival. Current versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera are able to display XML files and will largely suffice for the first session, but in order to follow-along with the later examples and hands-on exercises participants will need to be able to do more than just view XML. We recommend installing fully-featured XML editing tools such as oXygen XML Editor (Syncro Soft), XML Spy XML Editor (Altova), Stylus Studio XML Editor or XML-compatible text editors such as Brackets, Notepad++ for Windows, and GNU Emacs as well as MarcEdit and the Python 3.4.1 shell. Instructions on installing these programs will be provided on the ALCTS Workflow Efficiency Interest Group ALA Connect page prior to the preconference.

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member
8:30am - 5:00pm
Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21 [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
Description :

This preconference workshop will provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of children's materials, using RDA and MARC21. Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises which will include using tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA. The following children's materials types will be covered: video recordings, sound recordings, video games, three-dimensional objects, kits, books with accompanying material in a special format, games, and two-dimensional materials such as pictures and flash cards.

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 - ALCTS Member; $269 - ALA Member; $319 - Non Member

Friday, June 26 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2018 (W)
Description :

The preconference workshop will provide an overview of cataloging videorecordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21, and the newly-issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media. Through presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn to catalog current video formats such as streaming video, DVD, and Blu-ray. Specialized materials such as filmed performances (dance, music, theatre, etc.) and older video formats will also be addressed.

This preconference is intended for Technical Services librarians and cataloging staff from academic, public, school, or special libraries who catalog video formats such as streaming video, DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, etc.

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member

Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work? [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2016 (W)
Description :

Current discussion puts undue emphasis on the philosophy and technology of linked data. Yes, it's cool and demands to be played with. And yes, the library community is late to the party. But what is required for success besides an interesting idea?

Join us to explore ontology design and data modeling in the real world. Learn about the people, processes, metrics, and yes the technology, needed to succeed.

This preconference is intended for Non-IT library staff that have a general understanding of linked data, and are ready to engage further in learning and applying data modeling concepts that are central to using/creating linked data in a production environment. Some knowledge of XML and HTML will be assumed (although not required).

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Bibliographic Standards Committee – Descriptive Cataloging for Rare Materials Task Force Meeting I (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Executive Boardroom
Description :

Meeting of the RBMS-BSC Task Force charged with creating an initial version of a consolidated Descriptive Cataloging for Rare Materials (DCRM) standard based on RDA (Resource Description and Access)

Friday, June 26 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
FRBR Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC Enhance and Expert Community Sharing Session Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

The Enhance and Expert Community Sharing Session is a forum for Q&A and for the exchange of information concerning OCLC's Enhance program and Expert Community.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

Three librarians in the first five years of their careers will discuss how their cataloging coursework did (or did not) help prepare them for their cataloging duties in their current professional roles. We will hear our three presenters focus on their respective cataloging courses and what they learned from them, what kind of experience they have had either before or after library school, and what kind of additional educational or experience-centered background they feel could have been useful to them, if any.

Our speakers:

* Sarah Hovde, Cataloger & BIBCO Liaison, Folger Shakespeare Library

* Tim Kiser, Special Materials Catalog Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries

* Patricia Guardiola, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Yale University

Our session will also feature an update on developments since our Midwinter interest session on the Cataloging Competencies effort.

Friday, June 26 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Program for Cooperative Cataloging Program Training Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

News, information and discussion related to the training activities of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) Affiliate Event Moscone Convention Center
131 (N)
Description :

The purpose of the Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) of the Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. is to represent the concerns of AV catalogers in matters relating to the formation, interpretation and implementation of national and international cataloging standards, rules and related matters.

Interests :
Sponsors :
AFL
OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 27 - 7:00am

7:00am - 10:00am
OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Meeting Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 01-03
Description :

Learn what's new with Dewey and WebDewey 2.0, and share ideas and notes with our ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group colleagues during this combined meeting.

ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group will cover two topics:

1) Are public libraries using BISAC?—Michele Zwierski, Nassau County Public Library System, has canvassed other public libraries to find out how they are organizing their library collections. She will discuss the pros and cons of organizing according to BISAC.

2) The Revised Library of Congress CIP Data Block—Caroline Saccucci, Library of Congress, will discuss the revised layout of the CIP data block, which is the information printed on the title page verso of thousands of books cataloged by LC at the pre-publication stage. This completely updated layout includes new information such as BISAC headings and genre/form terms, labels for data elements, combines print and electronic data elements into one CIP Data Block, and includes URL Permalink to the MARC record. The new data block will be implemented after ALA Annual.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Breakfast with Beanstack Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite A
Description :

Join us to learn more about Beanstack and to get a first look of our latest update, Beanstack for Summer Reading. This service is included with Zoobean's Beanstack product, which provides parents with personalized recommendations of children's books in your collection. The summer reading portal is also available to teens and adults. Each week, it recommends an event at the participant's local branch. It also makes it easy to discover booklists created by your librarians, log reading and earn badges. We'll share early results and how ongoing enhancements will help your library engage families all year long. Beanstack is designed for use on mobile phones and tablets. Since launching with Sacramento Public Library in January, over 40 public libraries have partnered with Zoobean to offer the service.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Copy Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

Update from the Library of Congress
Presenter: Angela Kinney, Chief, African, Latin American and Western European Division (ALAWE), Library of Congress

Fighting the Hydra: or, Revising a Complex Quality Control Workflow
Presenter: Autumn Faulkner, Assistant Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Michigan State University

Michigan State University Libraries receives thousands of shelf-ready monographs from approval plans each year, which are accompanied by matching copy records located by the vendor. A recent overhaul of the quality control procedure for these records presented several challenging decisions, including what types of issues could be resolved by initial copy catalogers in Acquisitions, which errors should be passed along to an "advanced problem solver" in Copy Cataloging, and best methods for distilling many-layered, complicated instructions into a concise and user-friendly document. This presentation discusses the entire range of considerations encountered, from workloads, pay grades, and RDA training, to technical writing, formatting, and accessible web design!

Using XSLT for Automated Quality Control for Vendor Provided Records
Presenter: Dominique M. Bortmas, Complex Cataloging & Metadata Specialist, Florida State University

Vendor records, ideally, should meet quality standards and be free of error. However, records do not always meet an institution’s standards. Errors ranging from multiple 049s, 245 indicators, missing LOC call numbers 9or call numbers without cutter numbers), and many other problems produce incorrect records which create multiple conflicting issues for the library, staff, and patrons. In order to save time and resources while still producing high quality vendor records, the presenters uses an XSLT script to address these and many other problems found within vendor records. The vendor supplied MARC records are converted to XML using MarcEdit and an XSLT script is run on the records to identify problems with the records. Rather than have catalogers search through each record for accuracy, the result from this script flag the problem records; in turn, the staff is informed about records that need correction. This presentation demonstrates how to utilize xml technologies in order to automate the quality control review of vendor supplied catalog records. There will be an overview of the problems with some vendor records and why automation needs to be implemented.

Lessons Learned from Managing Multiple Shelf-Ready Cataloging Projects
Presenter: Angela Kinney, Chief, African, Latin American and Western European Division (ALAWE), Library of Congress

The presenter describes her experiences at the Library of Congress of working with international vendors to implement and manage shelf-ready cataloging projects. It includes a description of the steps that can be taken when instituting such projects, the challenges and positive aspects of outsourcing cataloging, and the resources needed to do it. The presentation will discuss training issues, including the need for distance learning, and the impact of importing vendor-provided records on the roles of cataloging staff. Also included will be information about how vendor records are treated as copy cataloging at the Library of Congress, and the importance of quality control and of developing efficient workflows in order to reap benefits from shelf-ready cataloging projects.

8:30am - 10:00am
Enhancing Access To Literary Works For Children: LC’s Genre/Form and Audience Terms Program Moscone Convention Center
2016 (W)
Description :

This program will introduce participants to Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) and Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT) and explain how to use them to catalog and provide access to materials for children. LCGFT and LCDGT will be placed into the context of existing practice, and the relationships among subject headings, genre/form terms, and demographic terms will be discussed. Real-world examples and hands-on exercises will be provided.

8:30am - 10:00am
Herding the fuzzy bits: What do you do after crowdsourcing? Program Moscone Convention Center
133 (N)
Description :

Once you’ve invited the crowd to help, how do you use what they provide? Presenters will share ideas for incorporating crowdsource-enhanced data from many sources (flickr, transcription, twitter) back into collections, along with approaches--including “whoopsies” and remaining challenges--for quality control, data discovery, data disagreement, building communities, and scalability. The session will be interactive on Twitter locally and remotely, and will include fun activities to demonstrate some of the issues and methods at play. Additional information will be made available in an open online space for viewing and editing during the session at: http://s.si.edu/16ZfZ9b

8:30am - 10:00am
If You Publish Linked Data, Will they Come? Program Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
Description :

Previous presentations on linked data have promoted the attitude of "if you publish it, they will come." How do we know our linked data is being used by others? How do we justify the effort spent to create the linked data? How are institutions publishing linked data evaluating the use of their data, specifically use by non-library entities? Panelists from institutions currently publishing linked data will attempt to answer these questions and provide insight into how they are defining the value of publishing linked data.

8:30am - 10:00am
Linked Library Data Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate A
Description :

Linked Data Love: research representation, discovery, and assessment

Kristi Holmes, PhD
Director, Galter Health Sciences Library
Associate Director of Evaluation, NUCATS
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The explosion of linked data platforms and data stores over the last five years has been profound – both in terms of quantity of data as well as its potential impact. Research information systems such as VIVO (www.vivoweb.org) play a significant role in enabling this work. VIVO is an open source, Semantic Web-based application that provides an integrated, searchable view of the scholarly activities of an organization. The uniform semantic structure of VIVO-ISF data enables a new class of tools to advance science. This presentation will provide a brief introduction and update to VIVO and present ways that this semantically-rich data can enable visualizations, reporting and assessment, next-generation collaboration and team building, and enhanced multi-site search. Libraries are uniquely positioned to facilitate the open representation of research information and its subsequent use to spur collaboration, discovery, and assessment. The talk will conclude with a description of ways librarians are engaged in this work – including visioning, metadata and ontology creation, policy creation, data curation and management, technical, and engagement activities.

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VIVO and BIBFRAME: Understanding People through Linked Data

Steven Folsom
Discovery Metadata Librarian
Cornell University Library

Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) is a collaboration of the Cornell University Library, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and the Stanford University Libraries, and is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project attempts to illustrate the value of linked data through a number of use cases; the focus of LD4L Use Case 2 is to “See and search on Works by people to discover more works and better understand people”. To this end, LD4L has experimented with connecting university faculty profiling systems with library data about the intellectual output of the university. This presentation will describe a pilot to preprocess MARC records for Cornell theses for conversion to BIBFRAME with VIVO URIs, ultimately providing greater context to student theses and more fully reflecting faculty service to the university.

8:30am - 10:00am
MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) Meeting I Affiliate Event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Yosemite C
Description :

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.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC Search Engine Visibility, Knowledge Cards and Works: Library Linked Data in Action Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

Description: Libraries can now provide topical insights into resources in their collections rather than simply a list of possible sources. Hear how libraries use Linked Data to improve search engine visibility for their collections, connect searchers with libraries on the websites where they begin their research, and give users context for library resources identified in search results. See Linked Data “in Action” in knowledge cards and Works-level entries in a popular discovery service.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 11:30am
Bibliographic Standards Committee Meeting (ACRL RBMS) Committee meeting Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Yosemite A
Description :

Meeting of the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee

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