Glerum, Margaret | 9 Oct 16:25 2015

Call for proposals: ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group

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The ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) invites proposals for
presentations or topics of discussion at its 2016 ALA Midwinter meeting in Boston. The meeting will be
held on Monday, January 11th, from 1:00-2:30 PM.

TSWEIG's charge is to provide a forum to exchange information and discuss techniques in workflows
associated with the evaluation, selection, acquisition, and discovery of library resources. Possible
presentation and discussion topics include, but are not limited to:

-        Streamlining workflows

-        Project management

-        Workflow collaboration between departments

-        Training personnel

-        Use of technology to improve workflows

Presentation or discussion proposals should include:

-        Title

-        A brief (300 words or less) summary of the topic

-        Amount of time needed to present or discuss topic

-        Name(s), position(s) title(s), and email address(es) of presenter(s)

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Molly K Beisler | 8 Oct 22:58 2015

Digital Privacy Toolkit for Librarians, a LITA webinar

Attend this important new LITA webinar:

Digital Privacy Toolkit for Librarians<>

Tuesday October 20, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Central Time
Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required)<>

This 90 minute webinar will include a discussion and demonstration of practical tools for online privacy
that can be implemented in library PC environments or taught to patrons in classes/one-on-one tech
sessions, including browsers for privacy and anonymity, tools for secure deletion of cookies, cache,
and internet history, tools to prevent online tracking, and encryption for online communications.

Attendees will:
* learn how to use privacy-protecting software
* learn best practices for library end user security
* learn some of the issues with web security and data collection in general
* learn important concepts in digital security

Alison's work for the Library Freedom
and classes for patrons including tips on teaching patron privacy classes can be found at:

Alison Macrina

Is a librarian, privacy rights activist, and the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, an
initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching
librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy rights and law, and
privacy-protecting technology tools to help safeguard digital freedoms. Alison is passionate about
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Washecka, Barbara J | 8 Oct 22:08 2015

Re: revision and/or merger of authority records?

Thank you so much, Michael!
	Barbara Washecka

-----Original Message-----
From: AUTOCAT [mailto:AUTOCAT@...] On Behalf Of Michael Borries
Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: revision and/or merger of authority records?

I have moved the information on NAR n 2009058577 to NAR n  81066525.  The L= CCN on NAR n 2009058577 now needs to
be added to the 010 field of NAR n  81= 066525, and then NAR n 2009058577 needs to be deleted.

Since Sir Basil seems to have written more in English than in Greek, I used=  the English form of the name as he
uses it, although it does not correspon= d to the transliteration scheme used by LC.  I tried to be generous
with cr= oss references.  Unfortunately, since he seems to rarely use "Sir" in his b= ooks (at least so far as
I can see from the records), I did not think I sho= uld change the preferred form of name.  Be it noted,
however, that most ref= erence sources do have it.

There are nine records in LC's catalog with the heading Markezines, Vasilei= os.

Michael S. Borries
Cataloger, City University of New York
151 East 25th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY  10010
Phone: (646) 312-1687
Email: Michael.Borries@...

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Barb= ara J
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Skirvin, Laurence | 8 Oct 19:46 2015

Guidebook Call Numbers for locations that were in the Soviet Union but are now not


I am attempting to determine the call number for a guidebook of a particular region in present-day Ukraine. 
However, the book was published during the time when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union.  Should I use the
call number for Russia (DK651) or the call number for Ukraine (DK508.9)?  Similar books that were
cataloged around the time that the book was published used DK651 which made sense given that the Soviet
Union still existed.  Should I do the same or should I give it DK508.9?


Laurence Skirvin, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Adjunct Tehcnical Services Librarian
Kent State University Libraries


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Daniel Stuhlman | 8 Oct 19:40 2015

Re: Published or private?

To be considered "published"  the item needs to be in the public.  An email or document sent to one person is not
published.  A handout to your group is published. An email sent to ten of your friends is published.  A
broadcast or broadside may also be considered "published." With photocopiers and computers anyone can
be a publisher.  You may choose to define "public."  If you want to use the example of the number of fingers
i.e. minyan, then 10 is good number to choose.

Just my opinion.

Daniel D. Stuhlman
ddstuhlman  at
Chicago, IL


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>From: John Gordon Marr <jmarr@...>
>Sent: Oct 8, 2015 11:28 AM
>To: AUTOCAT@...
>Subject: Re: Thesis and Dissertation Cataloging with RDA
>Does the term "unpublished" have any application anymore? For example, if an email message is considered
a "publication" protected by copyright, is a letter (snail mail) not similarly "published" once read
(note that the writer retains rights to the contents)?
>John G. Marr
>Zimmerman Library
>University of New Mexico
>Albuquerque, NM 87010
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Kuperman, Aaron | 8 Oct 19:37 2015

Re: Thesis and Dissertation Cataloging with RDA

There is a distinction between the fact you are cataloging a unique item (an "unpublished" work that was
produced, or in RDA terms, you have reason to believe the item in hand is the only item existent for this
manifestation) as opposed to something that was published multiple times.  The distinction between
subfields 0 and 1 in the 264 is a meaningful one.

Aaron Kuperman, LC Law Cataloging Section.
This is not an official communication from my employer

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From: AUTOCAT [mailto:AUTOCAT@...] On Behalf Of J. McRee Elrod
Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: Thesis and Dissertation Cataloging with RDA

John asked:

>Does the term "unpublished" have any application anymore?

With the advent of the photocopier, I think the distinction became irrelevant, particularly for print
theses.  With the print version now usually being a printout from the electronic one, the distinction of
print theses is silly.

Perhaps 264  0 is relevant in archival collections for manuscripts, but those manuscripts were produced
somewhere by someone, so the omission of 264  0 $a$b seems poor patron service to me.

   __       __   J. McRee (Mac) Elrod (mac@...<mailto:mac@...>)
  {__  |   /     Special Libraries Cataloguing   HTTP://
  ___} |__ \__________________________________________________________

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Gabriela Zoller | 8 Oct 18:00 2015

Using 530 vs. 856 for digitized version of a resource

Hi all,

I am having a debate regarding putting the URL for an electronic version of a resource in 530 $u vs. an 856
field, and am curious what other institutions are doing.

Based on Bib Formats, it seems legitimate to use 530 $u to link to the electronic version of the item
described in the bib record. I like this option because it combines the note about the existence of an
electronic version of the item with the link to that electronic version.

However, most records I see still use the 856 $u for this, even when there's a 530 on the record (i.e., there's
a note in 530 but the URL is in the 856).

We want to link from our OPAC to the digitized version of the item in our digital asset management system. In
some cases, the link would be to portions of the item described in the bib record (pages from a scrapbook;
one folder from an archival record group; a slide from a slide set); in other cases, the link would be to a
complete digital version of the item described in the bib record.

Is 530 $u reserved for use in the latter case (a complete digital version of the item described in the bib
record), whereas 856 $u should be used when only a portion of a resource (and for related resources, etc)?

Is 530 $u not getting used because ILS only make links actionable in 856?

Does your library use 530 $u instead of an 856 when the link is to an electronic version of all (or some) of the
thing described in the bib record?
And if so, do you still use the 856 for other kinds of links?

I may be guilty of overthinking this ...

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Daniel N. Joudrey | 8 Oct 06:24 2015

New edition of Introduction to Cataloging and Classification is now available


I wanted to let everyone know that the 11th edition of Introduction to Cataloging and Classification has
been published by Libraries Unlimited. Although it is the 11th edition of this classic textbook, it has
been significantly revised to reflect the current cataloging landscape. The revisions are so major that
LC has cataloged this resource as a *new work,* rather than as a *new expression.* We joking called our new
section on descriptive cataloging, a baggage-free approach to cataloging--meaning that it does not
assume a familiarity with or interest in AACR2.

My co-authors, Arlene G. Taylor and David P. Miller, and I are very proud of this work and we hope you will find
it useful in your personal collection and in the library's cataloging department.

For more information, please check out the publisher's website:

Thank you,

Daniel N. Joudrey
Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College, Boston, MA


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publicist | 7 Oct 20:34 2015

Call for Proposals - NASIG 31st Annual Conference

NASIG 31st Annual Conference
Embracing New Horizons
June 9 to 12, 2016
Albuquerque, NM

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of
electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit
proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing,
resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals
based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and
experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals
reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes
programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG
Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic
Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies,

Program topics from the Core Competencies:
* Electronic resource life cycle and management
* Collection analysis and development
* Standards and systems of cataloging and classification,
metadata, and indexing
* Technology and providing access to electronic resources
* Licensing and legal framework
* Standards, initiatives, and best practices
* Scholarly communication
* Life cycle of print serials
* Workflow of print resources
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Gene Fieg | 7 Oct 20:23 2015

Searching the discovery advanced search

Just a question here (and it also applies to the Connexion options).  We
apparently can search by classification schemes, such as Dewey.  Why can't
we search on the Library of Congress Classification scheme.
For the Discovery search, that would give the patron (including the
cataloger) and electronic shelflist for that particular class.

Gene Fieg
Cataloger, ret'd
Oct. 7, 2015


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Stewart, Richard A. | 7 Oct 19:19 2015

Issue number for sound recordings

Fellow catheads,

If you have dealt with sound recordings for a while, you may have noticed
that many of them have an issue number (028 0_ in MARC terms) in which some
of the digits are in boldface.  The full number often duplicates the
barcode number.  In the example on my desk right now, a CD compilation of
music of the late Polish singer Anna Jantar, the number under the barcode
is 5099963301328; the number on the container spine is 50999 6 33013 2 8;
and within that number the boldface numbers are 6 33013 2.  (I think.  AV
publishers seem determined to make cataloging a young person's game.)

My practice in these cases has always been to record the barcode number in
024 and to include two 028 fields, one with the full number from (usually)
the container spine and one with the bolded numbers.  Would another
approach be better?

And is there some rationale behind this practice on the part of publishers
(I know, I'm using "publishers" and a word related to reason in the same
sentence and it's not even Friday yet) that I've missed?  Should one form
take precedence over another?

Any insight would be welcome--thanks in advance.


Richard A. Stewart
Cataloging Supervisor
Indian Trails Library District
355 Schoenbeck Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090-4499
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