Jerri Swinehart | 18 Nov 15:28 2014

RDA and reprints?

Thank you for your responses!

Archives has given me an item to catalog. It is a locally published piece
with the format of a magazine. The articles within this piece were
published separately in another magazine (completely different title)
belonging to the university. The articles' dates range from 2003-2006.

Reprint? Or not a reprint? Compilation perhaps?

And if so ... can someone point me in the direction of the information in
RDA? I always seem to get lost when searching for a specific topic.

Thank you!


Jerri Swinehart
Library Technician III
Metadata Technician
Oakland University
Kresge Library
Collections Support Services
Rochester, MI 48309-4484


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Thomas, Kirsti | 18 Nov 01:37 2014

Qualifying filmed stage productions

How do we qualify filmed stage productions that were never officially released as "motion pictures" or
"television programs"?

I have in hand a DVD copy of a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Shakespeare's Richard II.  The
performance was filmed live on stage.  The recording did *not* have a television broadcast or a motion
picture release.  Instead, the recording was made available to movie theaters for live
broadcast/showings at the time of the performance, or for showings at later times and dates. 

I've been seeing similar showings of Metropolitan Opera, RSC, and National Theatre stage productions at
my local art-house cinemas. (In fact, for Halloween I took my daughter to a filmed National Theatre
production of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch playing Victor Frankenstein.  That was fun.) This
is the first time I've seen a DVD copy of one of these things.  How the heck do I qualify the title in the 130? 
Like I said, it's not really a motion picture (at least, not as I typically think of motion pictures) and
it's definitely not a television program.  What is the form of this work?

Kirsti S. Thomas
Library Technical Services Manager
Seattle Colleges


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Lisa Hatt | 18 Nov 00:59 2014

Getting started with Bluetooth low energy, "Revised" 1st ed.?

Item in hand: Getting started with Bluetooth low energy : tools and 
techniques for low-power networking / Kevin Townsend, Carles Cufí, 
Akiba, and Robert Davidson. O'Reilly, 2014. ISBN 9781491949511.

The 250 in the OCLC record I am looking at for this (OCLC #870896083) 
states revised ("Rev.") first edition, but I can't find evidence of this 
on the book I have, just "First edition." Nor do I see mention on the 
publisher's website of a revised edition existing. Before I decide 
whether to try reporting an error or possibly choosing a different 
record, can anyone out there who has this title confirm the "Revised"?

Lisa Hatt
Cataloging | DeAnza College Library
hattlisa <at> | 408-864-8459


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Lorel Reinstrom | 17 Nov 20:20 2014

Statistics question

I am looking for some statistics for an impact study, and since I don't have access to the current issue of
Bowker's Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac, I thought I would query the list.  Could any of you supply
the following information:

The average price, per item, including processing, handling, MARC, etc. for:
Hardcover titles (average would include reference, juvenile, etc.)
Mass market paperback
Trade paperback
Audiobook CD
Music CD

Thanks so much!


Lorel Reinstrom / Operations Manager Technical Services
Sarasota County Library System
1660 Ringling Blvd., 5th Floor
Sarasota, FL  34236


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Susan Moore | 17 Nov 19:53 2014

Cartographic Materials Manual still needed for map cataloging; get your copy before titles goes OP!

Apologies for cross-posting.

Many map catalogers are already familiar with "Cartographic Materials: A
Manual of Interpretation for AACR2," 2002 revision, published by ALA
( )

Now that the book, "RDA and Cartographic Resources" ( ) has been published, we
three co-authors of that book do want map catalogers to know that in no way
did we attempt to shoehorn all 400 pages of the Manual into our book;
instead, we concentrated on
differences between how maps are cataloged in RDA as contrasted with AACR2.

This means the Manual is still extremely useful; it covers many
map-cataloging best practices upon which RDA either does not touch or does
so only briefly.
As but one example, how to choose which title is the title proper when one
is dealing with two or more map titles is well covered and clear in
Cartographic Materials, but not in RDA. And the differences in map
cataloging between RDA and AACR2 are mainly in the details.

Further, the Manual is NOT going to be revised. The Anglo-American
Cataloguing Committee for Cartographic Materials (AACCCM) decided that,
while as mentioned in the previous paragraph the differences between AACR2
and RDA are in the details, the arrangement of RDA is so different from the
arrangement of AACR2 (which latter the Manual follows) that the entire
Manual would have had to have been rewritten to make sense of it all.

So, if you catalog maps in your library, and either don't have a copy of
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Liu, Arthur | 17 Nov 19:19 2014

Cataloging the U.S. Census of Population and Housing


How do FDLP libraries (and others) catalog the U.S. Census of Population
and Housing? As an FDLP library we're supposed to "provide access" to this

In OCLC, I'm finding that reports for each state and each decade are
cataloged separately. That's fine, but I'd prefer to just have one bib
record pointing to the lot of them (or, at most, one record for each
decade). The entire "series" seems to reside at: (Also, while I'm able to
locate a nice, reliable PURL for the individual state and other summary
documents at the GPO catalog, I can't find one for this general webpage.)

I'm curious how other libraries have cataloged this resource?


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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Blogger | 17 Nov 18:45 2014

[Typo of the day for librarians] Femins* (for Feminis*)

Last week, for the first time ever, I completely completed (excuse the  
redundancy, but I'm very excited) the Sunday New York Times crossword  
puzzle. I mentioned this to a friend and said that one of the clues had  
been "Koala bear, eg" (Answer: "Misnomer.") He observed that people  
sometimes use the word misnomer to mean "misunderstanding" and that,  
furthermore, such a usage is "self-reflexive!" Or rather, he said, upon  
further reflection, "doubly self-reflexive!!" He meant that the speaker was  
misunderstanding a word he or she thinks means misunderstanding. I agreed  
that that was cool, and added that I prefer the word misapprehension for  
a "failure to comprehend." (To me, the former has a slightly different  
connotation: "We had a little misunderstanding.") Later in the day, another  
friend sent me a link to an article about a Time magazine poll concerning  
which word or phrase its readers would most like to see "banned" in 2015.  
Along with contenders such as bossy, sorry not sorry, bae, basic, and om  
nom nom, they also included the word feminist. (Hardly a neologism, boys,  
but widely hated, apparently, nonetheless.) The onomatopoetic phrase om nom  
nom put me in mind of my "misnomer" conversation earlier that morning and  
led me to our picture for the day. Feminists might not have a prayer if  
Time magazine has anything to say about it, but I have to say I love the  
idea of a praying mantis saying "Om" before dinner. We found 26 examples of  
today's typo in OhioLINK and 259 in WorldCat.

(Om nom nom, Mantis religiosa devouring a cricket, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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Robert Mead-Donaldson | 17 Nov 18:03 2014

Re: Special Formats Cataloger


My best job, was as a formats cataloger, as you said.  Used to be called
AV, or even non-book, now they call it sound and image materials, or media,
at FIU anyway.

At an after hours party at ALA in Dallas, 1979...(has it been that
long?...and the answer is yes)  I met someone who was looking for a music
cataloger at FIU, but actually AV.

 We had motion pictures, 8 and 16 mm. reel to reel, and  slides,
filmstrips,  kits, audio cassettes, the whole shebang..  Then, VHS, and
U-matic, even some Beta videocassettes,  eventually  DVDs, thank goodness,
oh and floppy discs starting out in the early 80s,  CD ROMs, the list goes
on.   and books....don't forget books.

There is a separate cataloging line at FIU for digital resources.....
databases, etc.

Wonder what's next.


2014-11-17 9:35 GMT-05:00 Bohuski, Laura <laura.bohuski@...>:

> Hello All,
> I want to thank everyone who responded to my last question first, and let
> y=
> ou all know that I will circulate the information I collected when I get a
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Bohuski, Laura | 17 Nov 15:35 2014

Special Formats Cataloger

Hello All,

I want to thank everyone who responded to my last question first, and let you all know that I will circulate
the information I collected when I get a moment to breathe. For now I have a new question. What do you all
think are the major difference in cataloging special formats materials (i.e. maps, 3d-models, realia,
dvd's, etc.) versus monographs? Versus Special Collections?

Also have you noticed a trend for library's to shift away from subject catalogers and towards formats
catalogers? In my library we're transitioning from subject catalogers to a monograph cataloger, a
special formats cataloger, and a special collections cataloger. Do you think it's a good or bad idea?

I will be using this information for a Job presentation so any of your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Laura Bohuski

Database Project Specialist
Western Kentucky University
Cravens Library 307


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publicist | 17 Nov 15:03 2014

NASIG 30th Annual Conference Call for Proposals Extended to November 30th

NASIG 30th Annual Conference
NASIG at 30: Building the Digital Future
May 27-30, 2015
Washington, DC

The 2015 Program Planning Committee (PPC) has extended the
deadline for proposals for conference sessions to November

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.

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
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ALCTS Publications | 17 Nov 14:19 2014

ALCTS CaMMS R&P Call for Bibliographical Essays

***Cross-posted to multiple lists; please excuse duplication.***

  publish! with ALCTS

    ALCTS Publications

*The CaMMS Research & Publications Committee is seeking the Submission 
of Bibliographical Essays

*“The Cataloging and Metadata Section (CaMMS) Research & Publication 
Committee of the ALA exists to encourage, guide, and assist new 
professionals with getting started with research and publication by 
encouraging the submission of bibliographical essays in the area of 
cataloging, discovery, metadata, or other aspects of technical services. 
Final manuscripts are published on the ALCTS Web site as either a CaMMS 
publication ( or ALCTS z687 Guide 

*Please email submissions to the chair:
*Nadine P. Ellero, MLS
Head of Technical Services
Auburn University
npe0003@... <mailto:npe0003@...>

*A /*bibliographic essay*/is an interpretive review of the literature on 
a particular topic, functioning like a guided tour as it highlights 
research conducted in an area of study or inquiry.  A bibliographic 
essay may also serve to point the way toward further research that could 
be undertaken in a particular knowledge domain. The interpretation can 
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