Gene Fieg | 19 Apr 01:11 2014

Wrong subject

OCLC *819674749 Psalmody and poetry in Old Testament ethics.

Subject heading Bible. Old Testament--Ethics is not correct.  Ethics in the
Bible is the only correct one.  Bible--Ethics is not authorized in LCSH,

Gene Fieg
Cataloger, Retd.
Claremont School of Theology (CST)

Gene Fieg
Claremont School of Theology

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
courtesy for information only.


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Emily Flynn | 18 Apr 20:59 2014

Call for Experts (Presenters) -- ALA Annual Library Code Year IG

***Please excuse cross-posting***

LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year IG wants you to be a part of their technology speed-dating session at ALA
Annual in Las Vegas in June!

What is technology speed-dating? Part informational, part discussion, completely useful. Several
experts will be stationed around our meeting room and talk about a specific topic, software, piece of
code, programming language, etc. to attendees for an allotted amount of time and then they will rotate to a
different expert until our time ends. Depending on the number of experts we get to participate, the
allotted amount may range from 3 to 10 minutes max; our back-up format, if needed, is lightning talks. Our
session is 90 minutes but the technology speed-dating will be for 60 minutes and is meant to be a more
casual, conversational, learning experience.

What are you knowledgeable in? Using Python or Ruby, Drupal or Wordpress? Have you written a useful script?
Can you explain a code snippet to non-techies well? Have you modified a Kinect or other hardware for
library purposes? Sign up to be an expert at our Library Code Year Interest Group meeting!

Get back to us by May 15th with your idea(s) to sign up to be an expert for our technology speed-dating. Also,
consider forwarding this to someone you know, and are possibly thinking of right now, who would be a great
expert too!


Emily Flynn
Metadata & eResources Librarian

Chris Strauber
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Stacie Traill | 18 Apr 18:23 2014

Call for Proposals and Vice-Chair for the MARC Formats Transition Interest Group


The LITA/ALCTS Marc Formats Transition Interest Group invites proposals for
presentations for its session at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las
Vegas, Nevada. The meeting will take place on Saturday, June 28th, from 3pm
to 4pm. It will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center Room N111.

Proposals may be between 15 to 30 minutes in length. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to:

* Harvesting bibliographic data from MARC records for use in discovery
tools, next-gen catalogs and other applications
* Transforming MARC data to other metadata schemes (BIBFRAME, Dublin Core,
EAD, VRA, etc.)
* Using data from MARC records with data from linked data sources
* Discussions of recent MARC changes, RDA in MARC or ongoing problems or
complexities of the standard.
* Other unconventional projects using MARC data.

Proposals should be e-mailed to Sarah Weeks (weekss@...) or Stacie
Traill (trail001@...) by Friday, May 9, 2014. Please include
presentation title, summary, amount of time needed for the presentation,
and the names, titles and contact information for the presenter(s).

Our interest group is also looking for a vice chair to serve a two-year
term (transitioning to chair in their second year) to start immediately
following this year's annual meeting. Candidates should have a strong
interest in the evolution of data formats for library and archival
metadata. It is preferred that the vice-chair be able to attend both ALA
Midwinter and ALA Annual during their term. Please contact Sarah or Stacie
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Cathy Weng | 18 Apr 02:22 2014

Call for proposals - ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group meeting at ALA Annual 2014

**Apologies for cross-posting**

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) invites proposals for presentations at ALA's
2014 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. The group will be meeting on Saturday, June 28th from 1:00 until 2:30.

CMIG's charge is to discuss the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority
control after initial cataloging has been performed. Catalog management is defined as the continuous
upgrading and updating of a catalog, regardless of its format, be it card, microform, book, or online. The
group will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and
problems in managing the bibliographic integrity of library catalogs.

Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length. Past presentations have covered topics such as adapting
catalogs for RDA, patron driven acquisition programs, adding facets and genre headings to the catalog,
and managing a batch OCLC reclamation project.  Topics such as record retention policies, gathering
collection information from the catalog, batch generation of records, incorporating FAST into the
catalog, and management of consortial catalogs are also welcome. 

Please email your proposal to Wanda Jazayeri (wpjaz@...). We would
appreciate any proposals by Friday, May 23rd. 

Also, if you are interested in becoming a vice chair or co-vice chair for 2014/2015, please contact Roman
Panchyshyn and Cathy Weng.

Thank you

2013/2014 CMIG Chair
Wanda Pittman Jazayeri
Head, Catalog Maintenance, Physical Processing & Repair
The UCI Libraries
University of California, Irvine 
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Audrey Driscoll | 17 Apr 23:30 2014

Re: 'S' by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

Since we are a public library, there was no question of not circulating this book. We put all the extras into a
pocket attached inside the front cover, with the item number written on each one. When I tried reading the
book, I decided that wasn't the best approach, since I had a hard time figuring out at what point in the book
each of the extras belonged. Tipping in would certainly make that better.

We got rid of the slipcase but made colour copies of the back (which has the plot summary and the correct
authorship info) and attached them to the back cover. All this processing made the book look "normal"
sitting on the shelf.

Libraries who are not OCLC members, be aware that the very good record at one time in LC's catalogue has been
replaced with a brief one that does not list all the extra components. The good record was deleted from our
database by accident, but fortunately Autocatters came to the rescue and we have restored it --
(OCoLC)842877804, but can be found in numbers of library catalogues.


Audrey Driscoll
Senior Librarian, Cataloguing
Greater Victoria Public Library
Victoria, B.C., Canada
e-mail: adriscoll@...
phone: (250) 391-1057 ext. 143

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From: AUTOCAT [mailto:AUTOCAT@...] On Behalf Of R Kemp
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:33 PM
Subject: 'S' by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

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DCMI Announce | 17 Apr 23:23 2014

**EXTENDED** CfP: DC-2014 in Austin, Texas - 8-11 October 2014

***Please accept our apology for cross-posting***

8-11 October 2014, Austin, Texas, USA

Conference Website:

The deadline for submissions to the program for DC-2014 in Austin Texas has
been extended by two weeks to *17 May 2014*.

*2014 THEME: "Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural

In addition to submission related to the conference theme, submissions are
welcome on *any topic addressing metadata models, technologies and
applications*. Submission describing innovative best practices in metadata
are welcome from practitioners as well as researchers and application

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Annual Meeting & International
Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications brings together
individuals representing initiatives working in silos from across the
metadata ecosystem to share experiences and best practices and to seek
innovative solutions to common problems.


*--Peer-Reviewed Papers, Project Reports & Posters*
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Sistrunk, Wendy | 17 Apr 23:06 2014

First Step Award to Chris Bulock

Sent on behest of a colleague:

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section First Step Award jury is pleased to announce Chris Bulock of
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville is the 2014 award recipient.

Please see the press release,

Buddy Pennington
Director of Collections and Access Management
University of Missouri--Kansas City
308 Miller Nichols Library
800 East 51st St.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
816-333-5584 (fax)


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John Gordon Marr | 17 Apr 22:38 2014

Re: Concerns about Yahoo email addresses

Sure wish folks would read Yahoo's term of service for email (

   "By using the Services, you consent to allow Yahoo in its sole discretion to identify words, links, people
and subjects from your email messages and other messages that are archived (including instant messages
and SMS messages) and for Yahoo to analyze, review and categorize this information for, without
limitation, immediate and future use."

 Sound like NSA? It's worse-- it's commercial!


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

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From: AUTOCAT [mailto:AUTOCAT@...] On Behalf Of Marc Truitt
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: Concerns about Yahoo email addresses

On 04/17/2014 02:58 PM, Ian Fairclough wrote:
> 2.  Those of you with Yahoo email addresses should also note that if you post to a list from such an address,
you can expect problems.  You might not see a problem yourself, but it's likely you will cause a problem for
someone else.  If I understand correctly you can still receive and read e-mail from lists.
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Maureen J Puffer-Rothenberg | 17 Apr 21:45 2014

Re: 'S' by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

Color me crazy but I tipped in nearly every piece of it. 

I found only a piece or two couldn't still be read if attached along one edge. I didn't want to keep the pieces
separate from the book and have patrons ask for them, because I assumed the placement of the ephemera was important.

Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg, MLS
Authority Control & Description of AV Resources
Odum Library, Valdosta State University
Valdosta GA 31698
229-249-4857 (noon-7:30 pm)

From: AUTOCAT <AUTOCAT@...> on behalf of R Kemp <sea.weed <at> HOTMAIL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:33 PM
Subject: 'S' by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

Hi folks!
Can anyone offer me any insight as to how to catalog and process 'S'?  The =
ephemera (sp?) is such an important part of the book=2C but how do you keep=
 it with the book?  A separate container?  Don't circulate it with the book=

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J. Adalia | 17 Apr 20:43 2014

Metadata 101 - Post-graduate training?

Hello Autocatters,
It's my first post and so I apologize if this subject has been covered in previous threads.
I'm currently a public librarian and I'd like to upgrade my MLIS degree.  I graduated in 2011 with the intent
of getting a cataloguing or metadata librarian position.  But after graduating, I opted to go the public
library route as there were no positions in cataloguing available at the time.  Since then, my skills have
been predominantly in supervisory roles.  (Our library doesn't have a cataloguing department - books are
purchased centrally with records already attached and so there isn't anyone to shadow at work).  
It's now 3 years later and I'd like to get into metadata librarianship.  While I've been able to get
interviews, my main weakness is that I have no recent experience and I feel that my cataloguing and
metadata knowledge is dated.  
As a metadata or cataloguing librarian:How would you ideally design a curriculum that would prepare
someone for the role of metadata librarian? What tasks (not just competencies but concrete tasks) should
the student be able to complete by the end of their education?Do you know of any school that currently has
such a program?If not, would you be able to point me to a post-graduate program that comes close?  Are there
any in Canada?
If it really doesn't exist, I'd love to get recommendations from you all about how to structure a
self-taught program from beginner to where you think I ought to be and possibly some ways to obtain
experience.  Does anyone know of how a novice could gain experience even if it's not within a library?

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Ian Fairclough | 17 Apr 19:58 2014

Concerns about Yahoo email addresses

Dear list readers,

Some concerns to note.

1.  I have asked Yahoo to terminate my account, ifairclough  AT  Yahoo DOT com.  It is deactivated.   They say the
total process can take a while, up to three months.  Meanwhile please be advised that spammers continue to
abuse that address.  You can add it to your blacklist; nothing from me will come to you that way any more.  And
if you do open such messages, you should not click on any links.

2.  Those of you with Yahoo email addresses should also note that if you post to a list from such an address, you
can expect problems.  You might not see a problem yourself, but it's likely you will cause a problem for
someone else.  If I understand correctly you can still receive and read e-mail from lists.

3. The L-Soft company, owners of Listserv(r) software, have advised listowners to take action to prevent
posts from subscribers from Yahoo addresses from posting.   Whether the list owners do so or not, of course,
remains in their hands.  (I have done so for the MARCEDIT-L list.)  But even if they do not, it's still not a
good idea to post from a Yahoo address.

4.  Listserv(r) is not the only list software so affected.

5.  Other email service providers likely will have similar problems.

That's it for now.  I hope this causes the appropriate level of concern - not too much anxiety, but sufficient
for people to take notice!

Sincerely - Ian

Ian Fairclough
Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian
George Mason University
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