Kuperman, Aaron | 29 Jul 18:45 2014
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Re: 655 and 650 containing the same access point

Over time, the presence of identical or nearly identical 650 and 655 headings means a work is both an
exemplar of the form/genre, and is about that form/genre.   650 is for what the work is ABOUT, and 655 is for
what the work "is".  

Aaron Kuperman, LC Law Cataloging Section. 
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Hello,=20
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I have been reviewing the LCSH Approved lists and found a number of 655 = genre headings that look newly
created. Upon investigation I found in OCLC = we have these same access points co-existing as 650s. For example:=20
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ARN  9722258
010  gf2013025057
040  GU-L =E2=80=A1b eng =E2=80=A1c DLC =E2=80=A1f lcgft
155  Jury instructions
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ARN  2112454
010  sh 85066763
040  DLC =E2=80=A1b eng =E2=80=A1c DLC =E2=80=A1d DLC =E2=80=A1d NNU-L
150  Jury instructions
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If the two kinds of APs are supposed to co-exist, does anyone know where I = can find guidance as to how to apply
them? When to use a 650 as opposed to = a 655? If the 655 is going to replace the 650 some day, does anyone know =
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Schwartz, Christine | 29 Jul 17:06 2014

Re: MODS: displaying empty elements

Hi Sonoe,

We do a lot of work with MODS and I just discussed your question with our developer who works on the display.

If we don't have a value, we do not display an empty element. So, your request is not typical for user interfaces.

Could you go into a little more detail about which element(s) you are hoping to display?

As a metadata librarian, I try to avoid empty elements as much as possible, as they can cause display
problems when things are sorted, etc.

Chris

Christine Schwartz
Metadata Librarian and XML Database Administrator
Princeton Theological Seminary Library
25 Library Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Hello,

does anyone know of a standard practice to keep empty elements in MODS fo= r display to the end user?  Empty
tags won't validate, but I would potent= ially like to display elements that are empty to users so they know
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Sonoe Nakasone | 29 Jul 14:34 2014
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MODS: displaying empty elements

Hello,

does anyone know of a standard practice to keep empty elements in MODS for display to the end user?  Empty tags
won't validate, but I would potentially like to display elements that are empty to users so they know a
field was left blank purposefully.  Is there a standard way to do this?  Use a whitespace value so it appears
empty?  Or is this something that is altogether discouraged?  Thank you!

sonoe

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Debra Shapiro | 28 Jul 21:59 2014
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LITA Call for Proposals, ALA Annual 2015

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2015
Annual American Library Association Conference.  We're looking for full day pre-conference ideas as
well as 60- and 90-minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries,
whether that's use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored -
it’s all for you to propose. In 2014, we received over 60 proposals, resulting in 20 great LITA programs
at the 2014 Annual Conference, all of which came from contributions like yours. We look forward to hearing
the great ideas you will share with us this year.

*When/Where is the Conference?*
2015 Annual ALA Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 25 – 30, 2015

*What kind of topics are we looking for? *
We’re looking for programs of interest to all library/information agency types, that inspire
technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

Some successful topics in the 2014 included: Practical Linked Data with Open Source (Full-day
preconference); Technology Priorities for the New Library Reality; Building Gorgeous Responsive
Websites with Twitter-Bootstrap. Some topics we are interested in are: library hackathons; data
management & curation; responsive web design; homegrown technology tools, especially projects that
adapt popular technologies in use outside libraries, for library use.

*When are proposals due? *
September 2, 2014

*How I do submit a proposal? *
Fill out this form http://bit.ly/LiCFP15
Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.

*When will I have an answer? *
The committee will be reviewing proposals after September 2; final decisions will be made by October 1.
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Robena Barton | 28 Jul 15:28 2014

Policy for requests?

Hello collective wisdom,

I was hoping I could get some advice on a recent issue we are dealing with.  We have attempted to streamline our
request process and in the process have created a whole new dilemma.  In the past, requests were used to
alert managers of missing titles in a series and upcoming new works that might not be a bestseller but still
generate interest.  Any request was handled by the manager that then chose whether or not to add the title to
the next order.  The problem was that there was no good way to keep track of which patrons made the request and
often a title was ordered without the patron being notified.  We really didn't have an issue with what was
being requested, so no guidelines were officially in place; it was more of a general understanding that
seemed to work.  Now, we have a spreadsheet that any staff member can use to put a request in for a patron. 
Ostensibly, this was supposed to work the same way with the manager and collections having final say over
what was ordered.  All of the sudden, however, every new bestseller and hot movie coming out in the next six
months is on the spreadsheet with a waiting list of people (including staff) who get first dibs on it when it
comes in.  Requests are all about being on the list, and have almost nothing to do with the original intent of
the system.  Also, there is a disconnect between normal collection development decisions and requests. 
We are ordering things that I can honestly say would not have been added previously simply because there
are one or two requests for it, something that did not happen as frequently before the spreadsheet.  What we
really need are some guidelines for both staff and managers that will limit what requests are added and
control what gets ordered.  Does anyone have experience dealing with a similar issue?  What system did you
use to organize requests and what guidelines did you choose to control them?  Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Robena Barton
Technical Services Librarian
Oconee County Public Library

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Rucker, Melissa K. | 28 Jul 15:53 2014

Help with another OCLC problem

Hello,

I go back and forth between an OCLC window (Client Connexion) and four or more other windows open between two
monitors. At times I'll click the OCLC screen tab and it won't open but makes a weird sound. I have to close
the other programs, or most of them, before OCLC will open. Does this happen to anyone else?  Does it sound
like a memory problem, monitors problem, it's all in my head...?

Thanks for any help you can toss this way

Melissa


Melissa Rucker, MLIS
Catalog Librarian
University of the Incarnate Word
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San Antonio, Texas 78209
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Fax 210-829-6041
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Murphy, Rebecca | 28 Jul 14:37 2014

Re: AUTOCAT Digest - 26 Jul 2014 to 27 Jul 2014 (#2014-190)

Try one of these steps; they always work for us..
http://tsworkstationfaq.pbworks.com/w/page/11839123/OCLC%20Connexion%20Freezing


Rebecca

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Topics of the day:

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Dione Mahan | 28 Jul 14:28 2014

Re: Problems with "maximizing" OCLC after I've "minimized" it

I've had the same problem with the Connexion client several times, but one day I happened across this
problem in a list of the Client's known problems:

https://www.oclc.org/support/services/connexion/client_known_problems.en.html/#other

"Cannot maximize (re-display Connexion client from a minimized position in the task bar.  When you
minimize the Connexion client, it becomes an icon in the task bar on your desktop, and you should be able to
maximize (re-display) it by clicking the icon.  If you are unable to maximize the client from the task bar
icon, use the following workaround:

Workaround:  Click the Connexion client icon in the task bar, and then press and hold the Windows key on your
keyboard while you click the <Up arrow> key."

I've used this workaround many, many times, and it works like a charm, without having to shutting down the Client.

Hope this helps,
Dione

Dione Mahan
Cataloging Librarian
Texas A&M-Commerce
Commerce, TX 75428
903-886-5730
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Therese McCormick | 28 Jul 14:41 2014

Cracking the GMAT, Cracking the new GMAT


 Collegaues,

Regarding the LC records 2012264045 and 2001261143, I thought that if
the intent was not to change the content of the item it would not
require a new record for a wording change in the first six words. Does
anyone know whether the content of the new GMAT book has changed or
why there is a new record?. I have also seen information in records
that looks like the title may fluctuate.

Thank you

	Therese McCormick

	Suffolk Cooperative Library System (N.Y.)

	631-286-1600 X1333

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Blogger | 28 Jul 14:00 2014

[Typo of the day for librarians] Ilustration*, Illl* (for Illustration*, etc.)

A coworker was looking for a book the other day that wasn't on the shelf.  
It was called How to Draw and Paint, Too, by Alexander Murray, and it was  
published in 1946. He was relieved when the book eventually showed up, but  
both professionally appalled and personally amused to discover that two  
pages of illustrations (women in their bathing suits and birthday suits)  
had been adolescently defaced. These amendments included various arrows and  
thought bubbles, penned-in nipples, and pixelated-looking pubic hair, along  
with a slew of sweaty sentiments along the lines of "I want to get  
laid," "Push here," etc. Today's typo is harder to find than the naughty  
bits in a drawing book, and perhaps even harder to spot than it is to make,  
given how online catalog renderings of capital I's and lower-case L's are  
pretty much identical. (An I and two L's look remarkably like an I and one  
L, or better yet, two I's and one L.) There were 60 hits on Ilustration* in  
OhioLINK, and "too many records found for your search" in WorldCat. For an  
even bigger bang for your buck, try Illl*, which came up 68 times in the  
former and "too many" times in the latter.

(Fra skisseblokken, by Olav Johan Andreassen, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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Smith, Paula M | 26 Jul 19:52 2014
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Problems with "maximizing" OCLC after I've "minimized" it

I have been having this problem occasionally for two or three weeks now. Once in a while, but not very often, I
will have problems bringing my OCLC screen back up after I have minimized it to look at something else. I've
tried right clicking and left clicking, and sometimes it will briefly flash the OCLC screen, but mostly I
just get a little "ding" tone letting me know that it isn't going to do anything. The only thing that has
worked for me, when this has happened, is to close OCLC down in task manager, or right click on the tray and
close OCLC out that way. Thankfully I haven't lost anything major so far. I thought I'd see if anyone else
was having this problem and if they've found a way to reopen OCLC after it has been minimized when it is
having a stubborn day.

Paula Smith
Catalog Librarian
Iowa City Library
State Historical Society of Iowa

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