Giuseppe Angilella | 18 Oct 07:31 2014

Dewey for collection


I am about to assign a DDC call number to a series of books, all belonging 
to the same collection. These are bilingual versions of English (both 
British and American) short novels or stories. (Original English text on 
odd pages, Italian translation on even pages.)

Each book is by a single author (i.e., it is not a "collection" or 
"anthology" by itself).

I would be tempted to assign an 820.8 Dewey to all items, then a common 
Cutter (based on the collection name), and finally a volume number.

However, I suspect this is not correct, and I should rather assign a more 
generic 820 Dewey code.

(Also, the period in which the various works were originally published is 
quite scattered, ranging from Shakespeare, to Dickens, to 20th century 

Your comments and advice will be much appreciated.

Many thanks!



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Liu, Arthur | 17 Oct 23:18 2014

MeSH qualifiers versus publication types


For MeSH headings, are form/genre subdivisions strictly limited to the
"allowable qualifiers" listed on under a given heading?

In OCLC # 852239558, the following was assigned: >650 #2 Primary Health
Care $v Handbooks.

However, the MeSH browser page for Primary Health Care doesn't list
Handbooks as an allowable qualifier. Rather, the browser page for Handbooks
says it is a Publication Type, which I thought was only used in 655 fields.

Is this simply nonstandard usage or do I misunderstand MeSH?


Arthur W. Liu
Librarian, James A. Zimble Learning Resource Center
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland  20814

E-mail: arthur.liu@...
Tel: 301-319-4041
Fax: 301-295-3795


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Denise Lehman | 17 Oct 22:33 2014

Job Posting: Cataloging & Metadata Technician, Midwest Tape

Midwest Tape is searching for a talented, self-driven and high-energy individual to serve as a Cataloging
& Metadata Technician.

Position Summary:
Monitor workflows, prepare reports and perform cataloging duties. Maintain scheduled transmissions of
data to various users.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this position successfully, an individual must fulfill the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
requirements listed below.

  *   Understand priorities of work to be done (Hot New Releases, etc).
  *   Run scheduled reports and summarize results.
  *   Assist in training Research Specialists - new hires and ongoing training for existing employees.
  *   Verifying and editing of metadata for materials added into the company's database.
  *   Locate and correct metadata errors, or report them to supervisors.
  *   Store completed documents in appropriate locations.


  *   Expert organizational skills.
  *   Extremely detail oriented, with critical thinking skills and ability to follow complex cataloging rules.
*         Work with many different types of people pleasantly and professionally.

  *   Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, yet comfortable working within a team environment
  *   Ability to consistently work in a highly structured manner for several hours a day.
*         General Computer skills, including Microsoft Office 2007
*         Strong communication skills. Leadership Ability - (delegation & fostering growth)
*         Reading Comprehension - Ability to read and interpret documents such as policy and operating manuals
*         Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative
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Heidi P Frank | 17 Oct 20:48 2014

Job Posting Announcement: Assistant Head Librarian, Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World


*Assistant Head Librarian, Library of the Institute for the Study of the
Ancient World*


New York University seeks a qualified Assistant Head Librarian for the
Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.  The Assistant
Head Librarian reports to the ISAW Head Librarian.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a unique center
for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, offering the Ph.D.
degree through NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. It has a wider
geographic span than other programs that focus on the ancient world,
incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also
the Near East, and Central, South, and East Asia. In its research and its
teaching of doctoral students, ISAW emphasizes an interdisciplinary
approach, one that transcends modern boundaries of nation. It supports
scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries – art history,
literature, archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and
sociology, among others – to create a new intellectual framework for
understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars
steeped in that integrated approach.


The Assistant Head Librarian is responsible for managing day-to-day
operations, including:

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Introducing New Online Career Development… Technology Suite for Your Library

Introducing New eCourses… Technology Suite for Your Library

Maximizing low-cost technology for all your library’s operations from system servers to effective
marketing to all your programming initiatives.

21st Century Library Career Development
Northern Kentucky University’s Continuing Education Program
Online CEU Coursework
Readily available 24/7 via your home computer

Online Anytime classes are available for registration starting November 17th.
Registration fee for each 1-CEU course: $125

New Course!
Become a Tech Tool Star 2014:  Cost Effective Technology in Your Library

Explore easy, low-cost or free web tools and mobile applications available to enhance reference
assistance, marketing efforts, instructional programming, daily work life, and more in your library.

·         Mobile apps for reference service, Prezi, screen casting, and QR Codes are only a few examples of the
resources that you will learn to use like an expert.  In addition, web tools and mobile applications for
streamlining your own daily tasks will be presented.

·         Straight-forward steps for successful use of each tool and time to experiment with applications in your
own library.

New Course!
Raise Your Klout: Developing and Implementing Your Library's Social Media Plan

Become your library’s social media expert and reap the benefits of increased awareness of library
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Arta Kabashi | 17 Oct 20:15 2014

Register Now: Outstanding Sessions Offered at November 18th Online Conference on Discovery

Discovery Tools Now and in the Future," our November 18 online conference, will take a look at how the
experience of adopting a discovery tool has affected specific libraries, show the lessons learned, and
provide some insight into where discovery service is headed.
Three concurrent informative sessions are offered throughout the day-long conference.
Public and academic libraries will be interested in Eric Larson's "Usability Testing Primo - After the
Release Party, There's the After Party." Academic libraries should check out "Developing Best
Practices for Implementing a Web-Scale Discovery System" presented by Richard Guajardo, Kelsey Brett,
and Frederick Young, or "Behind the Point-and-Click Discovery Tool: Integrating Critical Thinking in
Finding Resources" presented by Rob Hallis.
Other sessions academic libraries may enjoy are "If We Only Knew Then... Implementing WorldCat Local"
presented by Laura K. Wiegand, or Jill Locascio's "Two Birds, One Stone: Using the Implementation of
EBSCO Discovery as an Opportunity to Improve Library Website Usability."
Amigos members always can attend our online conferences free of charge as a benefit of membership.
Non-members can take advantage of lower pricing. An individual non-member can attend for $89.99, while a
group can register for $149.99.
Check out the conference website<> for session schedules and descriptions.


Artemida Kabashi, MA, MLS, ABD
Consulting and Education Services Manager
Amigos Library Services
14400 Midway Road | Dallas, TX  75244-3905
800-843-8482 x 2857 |972-340-2857 (direct)

Discovery Tools Now and in the Future
Online Conference
November 18, 2014
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Kathleen Lamantia | 17 Oct 20:06 2014


Please excuse cross-postings
Going Global in Your Local Catalog
Friday, November 21, 2014
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma Snow Branch
2121 Snow Rd.
Parma, Ohio 44134
Registration form and pricing information now available at<>
Co-sponsored by the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) and Northern Ohio Chapter of The
American Society for Information Science and Technology (NORASIST)
Our catalogs have grown from just representing materials we own to include materials we have access to, or
more directly, can link to.  Cataloging has grown, changed and adapted to accommodate this shift. New
standards, new thesauri and a focus on linked data promises to push the boundaries of the catalog even further.
Please join NOTSL and NORASIST for their joint meeting "Going Global in Your Local Catalog" as they explore
FAST (Faceted Applications of Subject Terminology) which is available as linked data and how it can be
used, and other ways and methods for incorporating non-traditional data into your bibliographic records.
Speakers include:

  *   Jeff  Mixter, Research Support Specialist, OCLC Research
  *   Chew Chiat Naun, Director, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Olin Library, Cornell University
  *   Adam Wead, Analyst, Penn State University

Kathleen F. Lamantia, MLIS
Technical Services Librarian
Stark County District Library<>
715 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44702
Inspiring Ideas ∙ Enriching Lives ∙ Creating Community<>

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Jill Emery | 17 Oct 18:22 2014

ER&L Workshops, Last Call on Submissions & Early Rate Reminders

*Excel Effectiveness, Ezproxy Assessment Insights, Effective User Feedback
Strategies! Practical Pre- & Post- conference options at ER&L*
Our Workshop Committee has finalized a solid lineup of half-day workshop on
useful and practical topics including these:
--Excel for Librarians: Utilizing the Power of Excel to Track and Display
--Scholarly Publishing in Libraries: A How-To Workshop
--Getting Everything Ezproxy has to Offer: Administration Tips,
Customization Tricks and Assessment Insights
--Understanding Your Users: Using Google Analytics and Forms at Your Library

View the full workshop lineup:

*Last Call for Presenters -- Call for Proposals Deadline is Monday, 10/20!*
ER&L comes alive with your participation as attendees, community voting,
volunteering and presentations. We invite you to respond to our Call for
Proposals, currently soliciting 45 Session proposal and New 15 minute Short
Talk formats. View our Call for Proposals for all the details:

*Register at EARLY rates for ER&L by 11/10*
Register today and attend the 10th Anniversary Electronic Resources and
Libraries Conference in person or online. The conference is packed from
Sunday's pre-conference workshops through Wednesday. If Austin travel won't
work, consider attending ER&L online--join hundreds of people and 100
campuses and organizations enjoying ER&L online!

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Clare Murphy | 17 Oct 02:51 2014

Job posting for Reading & Materials Director at Pierce County Library.

Job posting for Reading & Materials Director at Pierce County Library.
Join a library system engaged in community-driven services, lead its Collection Management and
Technical services, and participate as senior management in delivering an innovative and exciting
future to residents of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Pierce County Library System, a 2013 National
Medal for Libraries recipient, serves 563,000 residents living in fifteen cities and unincorporated
Pierce County through eighteen branches and major online services.
If you are a proven leader, who can build trustworthy relationships and successful teams, communicate
effectively, manage and develop people, achieve results, and facilitate innovation and change,
consider a career with us.  The successful candidate has:
*         Demonstrated skill in management and supervision of a department and in collaborating successfully in a
team-based environment.
*         Proven experience in collection-related operations, and understanding of and ability to apply trends
in publishing, collection management, technical services, technology, electronic resources and
organizational development.
*         A positive and calm approach and a sense of fun.
Pay Grade:  $7,109 - $9,443 monthly, FLSA Exempt, Management (non-union represented) position.
Schedule:  Forty (40) hours per week on a regular schedule to be determined at time of hire. Must be able to
work evenings and weekends, substitute for other staff, and attend meetings.
Application Requirements:  In addition to completing the online application, please also include a cover
letter and a resume.  Apply through  no later than 8:00 a.m.
on Wednesday, November 12, 1014.
Position Summary:
Leads and directs the operations and activities of the Pierce County Library System's Reading and
Materials Department including management, materials selection and collection maintenance,
acquisitions, cataloging and metadata,  digital collections, processing, distribution and
Interlibrary Loan; responsible for the strategic development and maintenance of Library collections,
resources and related services and activities; oversees development and implementation of
departmental policies, plans and procedures that achieve Library goals and objectives and are
responsive to community needs; participates in system-wide planning; evaluates community needs and
trends; manages and maintains vendor relationships; addresses and resolves customer inquiries and
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Mak, Lucas Wing Kau | 17 Oct 14:42 2014

ALCTS Catalog Management IG - Call for Proposals: RDA and Legacy Data - ALA Midwinter

**Apologies for cross-posting**

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) invites proposals for presentations at ALA's
2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The group will be meeting on Saturday, January 31st, from 1:00 until 2:30.

CMIG's charge is to discuss the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority
control after initial cataloging has been performed. With the implementation of RDA as the descriptive
cataloging standard, libraries are beginning to take a hard look at their legacy bibliographic data
currently in their local catalogs. They are asking what advantages can be obtained if this local data is
hybridized, or enriched, by adding RDA elements to the legacy data. As work continues on the BIBFRAME
project to replace MARC, there are advantages to working with consistent data for developing linked data
systems to replace current ILS models.

The 2015 Midwinter CMIG meeting will provide a forum for libraries that are considering RDA enrichment
projects or have completed RDA enrichment projects. CMIG is interested in presentation proposals that
deal with the planning, implementation, review, and impact on cataloging workflow and public display of
RDA enrichment projects either completed by vendor or in-house.

Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length, leaving appropriate time for questions and discussion.

Please email your proposal to Cathy Weng (weng@...) and/or Roman Panchyshyn
(rpanchys@...). Proposals are due by Friday, November 14th, 2014. 

For questions, please contact:

2014/2015 CMIG Co-Chairs

Cathy Weng
Head of Cataloging
The College of New Jersey Library
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Elaine Franco | 17 Oct 00:11 2014

Encoding coordinates in non-map records

I'm curious to find people who are encoding coordinates (or
standardized addresses) in library records for non-map materials.

I know that there are spaces within Dublin Core
(, MARC (034/255 field) and
VRA Core for including coordinates, but I haven't found examples of
catalogers who are routinely specifying either geographic coordinates
or standardized addresses for non-map materials.

A few examples:
1) A book describing the history of a particular building or intersection
2) A lithograph of a 19th century street scene
3) A photograph of a person in front of a recognizable building
3) A manuscript collection related to the history of a particular place.

Some context: I've recently worked with students and "hacktivists" on
pulling data out of library systems and exploring those data through
various data visualization tools. We've found that the geographic data
in many of the records is often either not included, or not
standardized so that a lot of data cleaning needs to be done in order
to map the contents. However, in many cases, an addresses or other
standard geographic information is included in plain text notes field.

A collection of Philadelphia librarians and archives would like to
learn from someone who has already established best practices for
coordinate-level or address level encoding of places.


Laurie Allen
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