Jody Perkins | 27 May 17:04 2016

Job Opportunity--Digital Technologist

Digital Technologist
Job ID:  2757

Miami University Libraries seeks self-motivated, innovative, customer-focused, enthusiastic
candidates to develop innovative ways to enhance library services using digital technologies.  The
position will report to Director of Library Information Technology but will work closely with other
departments and teams to identify requirements, implement, and assess new digital services.  Project
portfolio will include clients in a variety of academic library settings.

Provides leadership and expertise in developing library applications in collaboration with library
stakeholders including departments, teams, and committees.  Will work with client groups to identify
requirements, develop workflows and timelines, and implement solutions to support emerging and
cutting edge digital services.  Clients will include teams and departments from across the Miami
University Libraries system.  Works closely with supervisor and the Library executive team to
prioritize projects and recommend strategies for implementation.  Advises supervisor and executive
team on emerging technologies in academic libraries and generates strategic recommendations for a
development roadmap for the Libraries digital services and applications.  Potential client projects
may include development of mobile apps,  enhancement of technical processing workflows, complex data
and statistics reporting, web application development, Intranet applications,  consultation on
solutions for faculty digital  scholarship projects, feature enhancement for open source platforms, etc.

Full details and application at

Jody Perkins
Digital Scholarship Librarian / Metadata Specialist
Center for Digital Scholarship
309 King Library
151 S. Campus Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
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Blogger | 26 May 22:49 2016

[Typo of the day for librarians] Crimim* (for Crimin*)

While I have always been an admiring fan of "Weird Al" Yankovic, I haven't  
really been keeping up with his amazingly prolific career of late. So I was  
pleased to have been shown a recent clip from The Late Show with Stephen  
Colbert, where he performed a grumpily grammar-themed parody number  
called "Word Crimes"—a G-rated, F-graded send-up of Robin Thicke's  
sexy/sexist and controversial rap song "Blurred Lines." If anybody can pull  
off "spoken word" poetry about the process of writing, it's a word nerd  
like Weird Al. (He's downright antic and quite pedantic, wielding grammar  
as if he were MC Hammer!) He chides older listeners for their "errant"  
and "incoherent" e-mail and tweaks the tweeters for their childish  
constructions: "Be, see, are, you are words, not letters," he explains,  
adding, "Get it together!" He gives us a pass on the "Oxford comma"  
because, he admits, he doesn't want "all your drama." But then snidely  
murmurs: "Saw your blog post. It's really fantastic! That was  
sarcastic. 'Cause you write like a spastic." "Word Crimes" (in contrast to  
its lurid inspiration) is frankly educational and inoffensively amusing,  
but it does perhaps push the PC envelope just a bit (by using a word such  
as "spastic," for example, a slur I can easily imagine a young Yankovic  
having been called on the school playground). In any case, if Al is ever  
accused of committing a "word crime" himself, he can always rely on the  
excellent rhyming defense. Today's typo was caught red-handed, six times in  
OhioLINK, and 91 times in WorldCat.

(Title card for "Word Crimes" video, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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McCormick, Katie | 26 May 17:50 2016


I have come across several musical scores where I find a perfect match in OCLC except for one thing...
instead of an accompanying audio CD, the score instead has a website and code to receive access to the CD
content online. I can't decide if this needs a new OCLC record, or if I should use the record showing the CD,
but add a 590 field to the MARC record that will be added to our catalog saying "this library's copy has
online access code instead of CD".  Unlike textbooks with online access that seems to be for one user only,
these access codes appear to be available to any number of users who wish to access it.

For an example, see OCLC record #209738693.

So what would you do? Edit this record, or create a new record?

Katie McCormick

Part-Time Cataloger

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA


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Heidrun Wiesenmüller | 26 May 16:51 2016

LIS International Summer School 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany

LIS International Summer School 2016: Designing the Future of Libraries, Learning and Information
19 - 24 September 2016 at Stuttgart Media University, Germany

Stuttgart Media University is pleased to announce its LIS Summer School 2016 which will be held in
Stuttgart, Germany from 19 to 24 September 2016. Students in Library and Information Science (LIS) and
related fields are invited to join in and work in collaboration with other students in an international setting.

The week comprises six seminars approaching the main theme "Designing the Future of Libraries, Learning
and Information" from different perspectives. It offers opportunities to discuss and develop own
perspectives in an international setting. The event is organized by the Department of Library and
Information Management.

For further information please refer
Please feel free to share this post widely! Thank you!


Prof. Heidrun Wiesenmueller M.A.
Stuttgart Media University
Nobelstrasse 10, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany


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Whitacre,Cynthia | 26 May 15:53 2016

MeSH revised within WorldCat to current practice

OCLC is pleased to announce that the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in OCLC bibliographic records have
all been revised in accordance with the standards set forth by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  In
2015, NLM announced
 that as of December 2015, they were changing the way they distribute MeSH in all of their bibliographic
records.  In February 2016, OCLC completed re-loading all re-issued NLM bibliographic records in
WorldCat.  Since that date, OCLC WorldCat Quality staff have worked to also revise MeSH headings in
non-NLM member-input WorldCat bibliographic records to confirm to current MeSH practice.  This was done
in accordance with the instructions issued by NLM (

OCLC requests that all future contribution of MeSH headings in bibliographic records to WorldCat be done
in deconstructed format following current NLM practice.  If you encounter MeSH headings in WorldCat that
are not in accordance with this practice, please feel free to correct them in the course of your cataloging
work or report them to bibchange@...<mailto:bibchange <at>>.


Cynthia M. Whitacre

OCLC * Manager, WorldCat Quality

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Becca Reeves | 26 May 15:05 2016

Job opportunity--Resource Description Specialist at American University

American University Library currently has an opening for a full-time 
Resource Description Specialist . 

The Resource Description Specialist is responsible for copy-cataloging 
materials in multiple formats and contributing to Resource Description 
Unit projects. Additionally, this position is responsible for 
administering the Electronic Theses and Dissertations submission program, 
including serving as the campus administrator for the ProQuest ETD 
Administrator system, providing formatting assistance to students, and 
working directly with representatives from AU's various schools and 
colleges to facilitate the submission workflow. The successful candidate 
for this position will have excellent interpersonal skills and the desire 
and ability to work well with students and cross-departmental teams. 
Additional skill requirements include excellent problem-solving skills, 
eye for detail, customer service skills, and presentation skills.

For more information, and to apply, please visit

Rebecca Reeves
Manager of Resource Description
American University Library
(202) 885-3205


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Smith, Gavin (ASRC | 26 May 13:03 2016

SirsiDynix Horizon

I am looking for libraries that use the SirsiDynix system Horizon. Specifically those that use the
acquisitions module.

Gavin Smith, Web Librarian
ASRC Federal - Space & Defense (AS&D)
Customer Focused, Operationally Excellent
IRIS Contract Supporting STIC & OPIM at the USPTO
(571) 272-9054


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Gates, Anitra | 25 May 18:35 2016

Off topic: Need help with translation

Hi Autocat,

A patron brought in a book and would like some additional information about it. It's written in Arabic
script (I think) but I don't know precisely which language. If anyone is willing to take a look at it, please
contact me off-list and I can email a PDF of the cover.



Anitra Gates
Technical Services Manager
Erie County Public Library
(814) 451-6919
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Tiffany Wilson | 24 May 19:07 2016


(Please excuse any cross posting.)

Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL)
<> announces the availability of two
$1,000 scholarships for future librarians interested in technical services.
Students living or working in the PTPL membership region (DC, Maryland,
Virginia) and who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited Library
and/or Information Science program, including distance education programs,
are invited to apply.

Criteria Requirements for the Award:

The applicant must
1. be a full or part-time student in an ALA-accredited Library and/or
Information Science at the Master's level at the time of the award and have
completed at least one three-hour credit course;
2. demonstrate an interest in library technical services through
employment, course of study, or research interests. Technical services work
centers on the "…acquisition, identification, cataloging, classification,
and preservation of all kinds of library materials." (see: ALCTS,, and;
3. be employed or living in the PTPL membership region (Virginia, Maryland
and the District of Columbia).

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. PTPL scholarship application
2. Two written references (see below for details)
3. Current resume
4. One-page, double spaced statement of the applicant’s interest in library
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Morris, Alicia M. | 24 May 17:21 2016

Job Posting: Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian, Tisch Library, Tufts University

Position Title:  Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian, Tisch Library - Job ID: 16001364


Ready to make an impact? Tisch Library at Tufts University is looking for an innovative, service-oriented
librarian to be part of our Cataloging and Metadata Services team.  Reporting to the Assistant Director
for Technical Services you will be part of a collaborative team that develops, recommends, and
implements policies and procedures to promote the growth of metadata services in support of digital
scholarship at the University.

Ideally, you will have experience creating and maintaining metadata, a solid knowledge of established
and emerging metadata standards (MARC, Dublin Core, MODS), strong technical aptitude, and the ability
to work collaboratively and independently in a team-oriented environment. Familiarity with markup
languages such as HTML5 and XML, and XML editing software such as Oxygen is a plus.

Responsibilities include providing metadata for digital content in various formats; providing
evaluation and implementation of metadata best practices for managing library digitization projects;
and acting as a resource for providing training and awareness relating to the creation and use of metadata records.

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering.  The Technical Services
Department provides support for the creation, management and preservation of scholarship.  The
department cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to
provide high-quality resources and services for your users.  Tisch Library is on the Medford/Somerville
campus, just outside Cambridge, MA and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.

The full job description is available online at:
Follow the directions to submit your CV/resume and cover letter online.  Tufts University is an AA/EO
employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.  Please see the Tufts University
non-discrimination statement.<>
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Rhim, Choonhee L. | 24 May 18:06 2016

Re: Librarian position at East Los Angeles College in California

East Los Angeles College, the largest college in the Los Angeles Community College District with an
enrollment of approximately 28,000 students, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track librarian
position for the main campus located in Monterey Park and the satellite campus located in South Gate. This
librarian will lead the efforts to provide and create effective and engaging reference and
instructional services during non-traditional hours. This position includes work in the evenings on
two campuses.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science or the

Salary range is from $53,170 to $82,780 for the 10-month academic year, depending on experience and
professional preparation.

Applicants will be required to complete an online application and upload all required documents.
Application materials will not be accepted by fax, walk-ins, postal mail and e-mail. All applications
must be filed by June 24, 2016.

Please visit to see the detailed job announcement and to
apply for this position.

For questions about the job description, please contact:

Unjoo Lee
Library Chair
East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
leeu <at>

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