David Drexler | 18 Dec 01:37 2014

Position: Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian

Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian 

The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a full-time,
tenure-track position for a Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian. Responsibilities include:
Providing leadership and planning for the Metadata and Resource Description Unit. Cataloging includes
original, contributed, and copy cataloging of all formats, authority control, database maintenance,
and special projects. Develop metadata creation and ingest procedures for the institutional
repository. Establish policies; develop procedures; set goals; design and monitor workflow; adopt and
implement new technologies. Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments. 

Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited library school/institution (or equivalent). Required
experience: cataloging and/or metadata creation using an ILS and a bibliographic utility (such as
OCLC); knowledge of institutional repository mechanics, architecture, and metadata creation;
knowledge of current cataloging standards; awareness of emerging trends and technologies in resource
description; ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and
students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015. Visit http://jobs.fresnostate.edu for more
information and complete vacancy announcement. California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

David Drexler, Digital Initiatives Librarian 
Henry Madden Library, California State University Fresno 
5200 N Barton Ave., M/S ML34 
Fresno, CA 93740-8014 


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Audrey Driscoll | 17 Dec 23:23 2014

Re: HOOPLA MARC Records?

We have had Hoopla for almost a year. It's very popular with patrons.

We do load the MARC records into our ILS. The initial loads were huge and therefore impossible to subject to
thorough quality control. We decided to consider them a different category of catalogue records with
their own (lower) standard.

Whoever oversees the creation of records for Hoopla seems to have improved their methods, since we no
longer see "authors" such as Cast, A Full or Lips, The Flaming. Records for movies include the principal
actors, but without birth/death dates.

Perhaps one of my colleagues will comment on the actual mechanics of the monthly Hoopla loads and record processing.

Audrey Driscoll
Senior Librarian, Cataloguing
Greater Victoria Public Library
Victoria, B.C., Canada
e-mail: adriscoll@...
phone: (250) 391-1057 ext. 143

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Subject: HOOPLA MARC Records?

We are thinking about having Hoopla for our patrons next year.  I was wonde= ring about the good? The bad? The...?
Do you put MARC records into your ILS?  Do you us a separate Import Source?=
  Does it take a lot of time from a Cataloger's point of view?

Thanks.  I hope it's ok I asked here. :)
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Margot | 17 Dec 22:42 2014

Help with pseudonym

I have a question about Russian translations of Nora Roberts books.  On the Russian cover and title page the
author is listed as Nora Roberts in big letters.  However, these are all from the "in death" series written
under the name J.D. Robb for the original English versions.  The only place Robb appears is in a small
quarter-sized circle on the cover as (top to bottom) Eve ROBB Dallas with a tiny J.D. in the O of ROBB (Eve
Dallas is the main character) and in parenthesis under Nora Roberts on the t.p. verso.

I'm finding a lot of records with Roberts in the 100, but also a fair number with Robb.  I don't want to split
these between the two names, but I'm having some trouble deciding whether to go with what is prominent on
the books, or what the original English version had for the 100.  Any thoughts?


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Jill Emery | 17 Dec 22:41 2014

ER&L Reg, Workshop, Designing for Digital

The Electronic Resources and Libraries 10th Anniversary Conference is
taking place in Austin, Texas and Online *Feb 22-25, 2015*. In this quick
update, we encourage you to register, view workshop options and learn about
the Designing for Digital Conference, a UX and Libraries conference
February 25-26.

*DESIGNING FOR DIGITAL – A New UX & Libraries Event*

Designing for Digital is a two-day conference packed with intensive,
hands-on workshops and informative sessions meant to help educate and
expose library and information professionals to colleagues working on user
experience, discovery, design and usability projects inside and outside of
libraries, drawing expertise from the tech and education communities, as
well as from peers. This exposure will allow information professionals to
bring lessons home to their institutions and to think differently about
designing our digital future. Learn more about who we are and what we're
doing <http://www.designingfordigital.com/about>. Nominate
your colleagues or an idea to be a part of this exciting new event.
 <at> Design4Lib <https://twitter.com/Design4Lib>

*REGISTER BY 1/15 *-- A $395 rate is available for on-site attendees
through 1/15. Register now & view the bundling options to get the full
conference recordings and access to the new Designing for Digital
Conference:  http://electroniclibrarian.org/conference-info/erl2015/

*WORKSHOPS -- *Learn a new skill and bring a fresh perspective on your work
with a workshop:
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Klocek, Angela | 17 Dec 22:26 2014


We are thinking about having Hoopla for our patrons next year.  I was wondering about the good? The bad? The...?
Do you put MARC records into your ILS?  Do you us a separate Import Source?  Does it take a lot of time from a
Cataloger's point of view?

Thanks.  I hope it's ok I asked here. :)

Angela Klocek


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Huaman, Jaime | 17 Dec 19:27 2014

GPO Is Now The Government Publishing Office

This message is cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication.

An agency whose mission has been producing, publishing, and recording our Nation's history has made some
history of its own. Section 1301 of H.R. 83, the legislation providing consolidated and further
continuing appropriations for FY 2015 that was recently passed by Congress and signed into law last night
by President Barack Obama, changes the name of the Government Printing Office to the Government
Publishing Office. Publishing reflects the increasingly prominent role that GPO plays in providing
access to Government information in digital formats through the agency's Federal Digital System, apps,
eBooks, and related technologies. The information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public
have evolved beyond only print and GPO has transformed itself to meet its customers' needs.
Read H.R. 83<http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr83enr/pdf/BILLS-113hr83enr.pdf>.
"This is a historic day for GPO. Publishing defines a broad range of services that includes print, digital,
and future technological advancements. The name Government Publishing Office better reflects the
services that GPO currently provides and will provide in the future," said Davita Vance-Cooks, who now
holds the title of Director of the Government Publishing Office, the agency's chief executive officer.
"I appreciate the efforts of the Members of Congress for their support and understanding GPO's
transformation. GPO will continue to meet the information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the
public and carry out our mission of Keeping America Informed."
GPO opened its doors on March 4, 1861, the same day Abraham Lincoln was sworn into office as President of the
United States. Since that day, GPO employees have produced our country's most important documents such
as the preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation, The Warren Commission Report, The 9-11
Commission Report, the U.S. passport, the Federal Budget, and all Congressional materials.
If you have general questions or comments, please use the askGPO help service at:
http://www.gpo.gov/askgpo/. When submitting a question, please choose the category "Federal
Depository Libraries" and the subcategory "Other Depository Library Issue" in order to ensure that your
question is routed to the correct area.

Cross-post to govdoc-l, doctech-l, law-lib, autocat, and fedlib.
Jaime Huaman  |  Outreach Librarian  |  LSCM  |  ph 202.512.1119

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Blogger | 17 Dec 17:04 2014

[Typo of the day for librarians] Sequitor* (for Sequitur*)

A good non sequitur is like a good joke: both of them build up your  
expectations, then unexpectedly upend them. My back-up TV viewer had my  
back the other night when he hit the record button after watching the first  
few minutes of a 1936 gangster film called Bullets or Ballots. A character  
was trying to think of the name of "that publisher who was murdered, the  
one named... uh, the name..." (It was a front-page story in the newspaper  
since the victim had been the leader of the city's vice squad.) "A-B-C-D,"  
the man mutters. "E-F-G-H-I-J-K... Bryant!" This is a riff on a mnemonic  
device that I often use myself, whereby if I can't remember a person's  
name, I just start flipping through my mental Rolodex, silently saying the  
alphabet to myself. Most of the time when I come to the letter the person's  
name (either first or last) begins with, it suddenly jumps out at me. It's  
kind of amazing how well this works. (Although my friend says he knows of  
no one else who does this, it turns out my sister does it, and I'm sure  
other people must do as well.) Another nice example of the non sequitur was  
to be had the other day at work when I overheard one of our students  
complaining that "all of the streets in downtown Albany sound alike! Eagle,  
Dove, [here one might have added Swan, Lark, Quail, Partidge, or Robin]...  
Hamilton," he concluded dourly. Like bullets or ballots, one can go either  
way with the foreign phrase non sequitur. But the right way for you to go  
is with a U. We found one example of this typo (or misspelled Latinism) in  
OhioLINK, along with 19 in WorldCat.

(1936 theatrical poster for Bullets or Ballots, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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Debbie Considine | 17 Dec 16:34 2014

OVGTSL Call for Proposals deadline extended to Monday Jan. 5, 2015

OVGTSL: Call for Proposals (Extended to Monday, January 5, 2015)

Emerging Technologies & Reinventing Services: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2015 Conference

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

May 18-20, 2015


Description: Library technologies evolve at a rapid rate, and require continual assessment and
adaptation of services. Yet, technical services librarians meet these challenges and develop
innovative ways to recreate services for the information needs of library users. You are cordially
invited to come and share with others how you are using emerging technologies to reinvent services at your library.

Proposal Information: The Conference Program Committee invites forward thinking submissions in all
areas related to technical services librarianship: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic
resources, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Participants are strongly
encouraged to think about emerging technologies and how technical services librarians are reinventing
services, within technical services and in the library as a whole. Topics of interest include but are not
limited to the following:

* Leadership in technical services

* Collaboration within and outside the library

* Emerging roles for technical services/technical services librarians

* New staffing models in technical services

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Katrina Austin | 17 Dec 14:21 2014

OCLC problems 12/17

No message from systems alert this morning but still having problems.

Katrina Austin
Catalog Librarian
Spartanburg County Public Libraries
151 S. Church St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
864-596-3500 ext 1282
Fax 864-596-3518
email: katrinaa <at> infodepot.org
URL: www.infodepot.org

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Subject: Re: [ACAT] OCLC problems 12/16

The System Alerts page has just posted that there is an issue with "unexpected search results" across
multiple services. They are working to resolve the problem but there is no time estimate yet.


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Getaneh Alemu | 16 Dec 18:34 2014

Re: RDA templates on Aleph & PRIMO (display issues)?

Dear ExLibris aleph/ PRIMO user out there:

We created an RDA template using MARC, saved on local disk and indexed it on PRIMO server. But as we create
bibliographic records from scratch or expand existing (fast cat) ones using the new RDA template, PRIMO
does not display these new records. Has anyone resolved such issues before? How?

With regards,
Getaneh Alemu

Dr Getaneh Alemu

Cataloguing & Metadata Librarian
Learning & Information Service
Southampton Solent University 
Room: MLB06 East Park Terrace
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 0YN
Tel: 023 8201 3674


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Becky Yoose | 16 Dec 22:47 2014

Fwd: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2015 Registration Update [spots still available]

FYI for those still interested in registering for #c4l15 - Cross posted
without apologies.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom Johnson <johnson.tom+code4lib@...>
Date: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:39 PM
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2015 Registration Update [spots still
To: CODE4LIB@...

It has come to my attention that the public perception is that Code4Lib
2015 is either sold out or at risk of selling out in the immediate future.

I'm here to tell you DON'T PANIC!  As of yesterday morning, there are at
least 100 places available for regular (non-speaker, non-scholarship)
attendees.  At my latest check in, there should still be hotel rooms
available at the conference rate, as well; and we have confidence that if
the hotel block *does* sell out, we can expand it at least a little for all
the conference days.

While there's no need to drag your feet (the earlier the host committee
knows rough final attendee numbers, the better!), you shouldn't be
concerned at this point if you are waiting for approval (or for after the
holidays) to register.

Our goal is to avoid turning anyone away, and we look to be on track to do

Happy Holidays, and hoping to see you in Portland,

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