Michael Kim | 30 Oct 19:20 2014
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Job posting - Original Cataloger / Copy-Cataloging Team Leader (LA V), University of California, Santa Barbara

Job Announcement: Original Cataloger/Copy-Cataloging Team Leader
(Library Assistant
V), University of California, Santa Barbara

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES
Under the general direction of the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services,
and working closely with the other original catalogers, the Original
Cataloger/Copy-Cataloging Team Leader is responsible for supervising and
directing the work of the Library's copy-cataloging staff. This individual
ensures quality of records brought into Pegasus for monograph titles based
on local and national productivity and efficiency and monitors the accuracy
and quality of cataloging and metadata records imported. In close
collaboration with other catalogers and the Metadata Management/Catalog
Librarian, this individual provides original cataloging records and NACO
authority records for Library materials, performs related database
management duties as needed, and serves as a facilitator of
copy-cataloging-related trainings within the department.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
·      3 years experience of original and complex adaptive cataloging in all
formats in an academic library
·      Demonstrated proficiency using automated library systems, AACR2, RDA,
LCRI, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 formats, and OCLC
·      Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work
to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized
·      Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership abilities to
effectively motivate and influence others
·      Supervisory experience of establishing employee goals and the ability
to measure effectiveness of contributions
·      Experienced in training catalogers and writing cataloging
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John Gordon Marr | 30 Oct 18:33 2014
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Re: Teaching students to assign LCSH

Hi Deb:

  First, I would teach how to use the online LC catalog and authority files rather than the Red Books.

  2nd, instead of trying to explain how things work, use examples as they appear. Different situations can
require different approaches, and hands-on practice is the best instructor.

  For example, let's take the word "memorization." If it doesn't work as a subject search in the OCLC bib.
file, one could search it as a keyword in titles and check the subject terms associated with its appearance
there. 

  And/or look for it in the subject authority file, There it pops up in cross-references to "Music
memorizing." Well, that's probably too specific, so then teach searching under the broader term given
there: "Memory", where one will find lots of useful info.

Cheers!

John G. Marr
DACS
Zimmerman Library
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87010
jmarr@...

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ALCTS-CE Announce | 30 Oct 18:03 2014
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Call for a volunteer for a Marketing Coordinator for the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee

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Dear Colleagues,

This is a call for a volunteer for a Marketing Coordinator for the ALCTS
Continuing Education Committee.

Please respond if you are interested in this position or if you would like
to nominate someone for this position.

Please help us distribute this widely by forwarding it to others that may
be interested:

The ALCTS Continuing Education Committee is searching for one of two
Marketing Coordinators. These volunteers would be responsible for posting
announcements for ALCTS CE events in ALA lists and other list serves and
venues in a timely manner, as well as contributing innovative ideas for
expanding marketing strategies. At present ALCTS CE offers 6 different 4-6
week web courses several times a year and webinars 3 or 4 times  a month,
so this position requires time availability and dedication.  Besides being
a very valuable service to ALA, this position is also a great opportunity
to network with other librarians in the profession who volunteer in the
Continuing Education Committee and to grow professionally. ALCTS CE members
are entitled to complementary attendance to ALCTS webinars. The appointment
is from December 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017. The bulk of the work is done
virtually, but attendance to ALA Midwinter and Annual for reporting and
networking purposes is highly desirable. Since this is an ALCTS
appointment, interested volunteers need to be members of ALCTS.

If you or anyone you know are interested in applying, please contact María
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Daniel Stuhlman | 30 Oct 17:40 2014
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Re: Teaching students to assign LCSH

Assigning a subject heading requires subject knowledge and LCSH 
knowledge.  While sometimes this may be easy or routine, sometimes 
the section of correct headings could take much research or a deep 
understanding of the subject, geography, or linguists.   For example 
one has to learn to use "Automobiles" not "Car" or "personal motor 
vehicles."  One has to know when to use Pressburg or Bratislava. 
After many, many years of cataloging there are still some books that 
take a long time to find appropriate headings.  However, this could 
be happening because I only get the books that are too hard for 
para-professional to catalog.

DS

At 11:08 AM 10/30/2014, you wrote:
>I am looking for a simple way to teach a student employee or a new hire how
>to assign LC subject headings.  Writers from other institutions state that
>it's easy but I don't see anything that says *how* they've done training.
>I haven't found anything that would take a keyword and find LCSH (e.g FAST
>- Type in 'memorization' and nothing usable comes up).  Using the Big Red
>Books and looking for how others have assigned headings seems like the only
>method.
>
>Is anyone is aware of a resource I've missed in my searching?
>
>Thanks in advance!
>Deb Johnson
>
>--
>Deborah Johnson, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
>Kathryn A. Martin Library
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JOHN C ATTIG | 30 Oct 17:10 2014
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Blogging the 2014 Meeting of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA will be meeting next week in Washington, DC, to
consider an extensive agenda of proposals for revising RDA. 

As in past years, I will be posting daily reports on the discussions and decisions on my blog at
http://sites.psu.edu/jscblog/ . A welcome page has already been posted, giving background and links to
relevant documents (such as the meeting agenda). 

Due to software changes at my institution, this is a new version of the blog, with a new URL. I am fairly
certain that past RSS subscriptions were not carried forward to the new site, but you will be able to set up a
new subscription if you wish. 

These reports are entirely unofficial, designed to provide early information before the official
outcomes and minutes are available. I hope that readers will find the reports informative. 

John Attig 
Authority Control Librarian 
Penn State University 
jxa16@... 

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Deborah Johnson | 30 Oct 17:08 2014
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Teaching students to assign LCSH

I am looking for a simple way to teach a student employee or a new hire how
to assign LC subject headings.  Writers from other institutions state that
it's easy but I don't see anything that says *how* they've done training.
I haven't found anything that would take a keyword and find LCSH (e.g FAST
- Type in 'memorization' and nothing usable comes up).  Using the Big Red
Books and looking for how others have assigned headings seems like the only
method.

Is anyone is aware of a resource I've missed in my searching?

Thanks in advance!
Deb Johnson

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Deborah Johnson, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota, Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN   55812

218-726-7885
djohnso3 <at> d.umn.edu

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Daniel Stuhlman | 30 Oct 16:44 2014
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Re: FAST vs LC subject headings

It is annoying especially when the OPAC will not let users filter 
subject headings types.  For example searching only LCSH and ignoring 
MeSH and non-English headings.  I can't even convince anyone that too 
many subject headings of the wrong type hinders and does not help the users.

DS

At 10:34 AM 10/30/2014, Keith Greising wrote:
>We've noticed that as FAST subject headings are becoming more common in
>OCLC/LC bibliographic records, this is creating a potential source of
>confusion to patrons.  Example:  Many, or most, FAST subject headings that
>I've seen *exactly* duplicate LC subject headings; therefore, when patrons
>look at a bib record in the public catalog, they would see the applicable
>subject heading(s) duplicated.

Daniel Stuhlman
Chicago, IL
ddstuhlman at earthlink.net

Blog:  http://kol-safran.blogspot.com/      Latest entry September 21
Podcast:  http://ddstuhlman.podomatic.com

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Keith Greising | 30 Oct 16:34 2014
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FAST vs LC subj headings

We've noticed that as FAST subject headings are becoming more common in
OCLC/LC bibliographic records, this is creating a potential source of
confusion to patrons.  Example:  Many, or most, FAST subject headings that
I've seen *exactly* duplicate LC subject headings; therefore, when patrons
look at a bib record in the public catalog, they would see the applicable
subject heading(s) duplicated.

Has anyone else encountered this issue, and if so, do you see it as a
problem that needs to be addressed?

Thanks!      

Keith Greising
Cataloging Assistant
Olson Library Technical Services and Systems
Northern Michigan University
kgreisin@...
(906) 227-2170

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Morag Boyd | 30 Oct 14:38 2014
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OSU Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator: Search extended to 11/9

 *Deadline extended to Sunday, November 9!* *Please consider apply or
sharing with someone who might be interested.* *Thanks,* *Morag* *Program
Coordinator - Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator*

We are currently seeking a Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator
within the Collections and Technical Services division, to support the work
of the Special Collections unit. The Special Collections unit collects,
preserves, and promotes the use of distinctive collections, unique
resources and primary research materials. For additional information about
the Special Collections Department please visit:
http://library.osu.edu/about/departments/special-collections/. Relocation
assistance is unavailable for this position.

This Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator is central to our efforts
to make locally owned collections of distinction accessible and
discoverable which in turn supports many other areas of the Libraries’
strategic plan. Under the general direction of the Head of Special
Collections Description and Access this position will coordinate a program
of effective and consistent processes to provide access to the diverse Ohio
State University Libraries Special Collections through the library catalog
and other library discovery tools. Key responsibilities include:

   - Works collaboratively with the Special Collections Processing
   Coordinator and curatorial staff to improve intellectual and physical
   control over materials described in the library catalog and establishes
   policies, procedures and best practices.
   - Develops and implements workflows, policies, and procedures to
   efficiently and effectively catalog special collections material.
   - Manages daily cataloging operations, including distribution of
   materials to department staff, serving as a resource for cataloging
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McDonald, Stephen | 30 Oct 13:29 2014
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Re: eliurnals

The single record approach used to be the common practice.  That changed some time ago, and the separate
record approach is now considered the standard.  Specifically, that is the policy that OCLC promotes. 
While there are many combined print/electronic records on WorldCat, and some libraries continue to use
the single record approach, OCLC policy is that there should be separate records for print and electronic resources.

					Steve McDonald
					steve.mcdonald@...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: AUTOCAT [mailto:AUTOCAT@...] On Behalf Of Gene
> Fieg
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:48 PM
> To: AUTOCAT@...
> Subject: eliurnals
> 
> What is the national policy on cataloging print resourc, elournal. Do we create
> two separate recotds or do we simply add an 856 to the print record and let it
> go at that?  I skthis after talking with my former asst.  She is finding the same
> ISSN on both types of records.
> 
> --
> Gene Fieg
> Claremont School of Theology
> gfieg@...
> 
> Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Lincoln University do not
> represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information or
> content contained in this forwarded email.  The forwarded email is that of
> the original sender and does not represent the views of Claremont School of
> Theology or Claremont Lincoln University.  It has been forwarded as a
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McDonald, Stephen | 30 Oct 13:23 2014
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Re: Authorites bib record clean up of batch MARC files

We have found that very few vendors will proactively send updated versions of bibliographic records.  For
many vendors, the only time they will send updated records is when the URL changes.  Occasionally a vendor
will push out new records if they have corrected a significant error.  Once the vendor has a record for a
title, they often do not change it unless significant problems are discovered in it.  Most vendors do not
provide records from an actively maintained source, but instead keep a static set of records, to which
they will add and delete records but will seldom edit records.  If they do make small changes to records,
they may or may not let people know that updated versions are available.  There are some exceptions, but
very few vendors will update authorized access points.

Our solution is to use an authority control vendor for all our records, for both electronic and print titles.

					Steve McDonald
					steve.mcdonald@...

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> Dunlap
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:59 PM
> To: AUTOCAT@...
> Subject: Authorites bib record clean up of batch MARC files
> 
> I found an earlier thread last month about backfile authority record
> processing very helpful. I hope that other libraries do not have the following
> problem but in case you do, I would like to hear from you.
> 
> Does your library find old and out-dated AAPs appearing in the MARC batch
> files of bibliographic records from e-book vendors? It may be up-to-date
> when you first acquire it.  But over time a given AAP changes.  With one of
> our vendors in theory we should receive a new record when the AAP
> changes but we have been turning up a number of old AAPs in these records
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