WhatsNew2013b - 2013 MOBIUS Annual Conference

What’s New in
Cataloging 2013
MOBIUS Annual Conference
June 2013
(revised June 7, 2013)
Jackie Blonigen – [email protected]
Felicity Dykas – [email protected]
University of Missouri--Columbia
Groups of interest
• PCC: Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging
BIBCO: Monographic Bibliographic Record Program
CONSER: Cooperative Online Serials Program
NACO: Name Authority Cooperative Program
SACO: Subject Authority Program
• Library of Congress
• PCC: Program for Cooperative Cataloging
• MARC Standards Office
• BIBFRAME: Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework
• Publish: Cataloger’s Desktop and Classification Web
• JSC: Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA
• United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany
Groups of interest
• ALA: American Library Association
• ALCTS: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
• CaMMS: Cataloging and Metadata Management Section
• CC:DA: Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access
• Products: WorldCat, WorldShare platform, Connexion
• VIAF: Virtual International Authority File
• NISO: National Information Standards Organization
• IFLA: International Federation of Library and Institutions
• Publish: FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD
• Backstage Library Works
• III: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Groups of interest
Communities of Interest (U.S.)
• ALA groups:
Children’s Material, Asian and African Material, Subject Analysis , Continuing
Resources Section, ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Map and Geospatial
Information Round Table, Public Library Association
• American Association of Law Libraries
• American Theological Library Association
• Art Libraries of North America
• Association for Recorded Sound Collections
• Association of Jewish Libraries
• Catholic Library Association
• Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
• Medical Library Association
• Music Library Association
• Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG)
• Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC)
• Society of American Archivists
• Special Library Association
Top 25 things you should know
1. Library of Congress implements
• March 31, 2013
• Also, the National Library of Medicine and the National
Library of Australia and Libraries Australia
• The British Library implemented RDA on April 1, 2013
• But there is not a requirement for you to adopt RDA
2. OCLC RDA Policy Statement
• http://www.oclc.org/rda/new-policy.en.html
• Effective March 31, 2013
• No requirement to use RDA; new records may be RDA, AACR2,
or any other recognized cataloging code
• Non-RDA records may be changed to RDA; only do this with
piece in hand
• Do not change an RDA master record to conform to an earlier
cataloging code
OCLC RDA Policy Statement
• Punctuation and capitalization for RDA records
• Records may be entered with or without ISBD punctuation
• Access points should have ISBD punctuation
• Enter capitalization per RDA Appendix A or per the alternative
instruction in RDA Appendix A.1 and the related LC-PCC Policy
• 040 subfields order: $a, b, e, c, d
• OCLC will retain 245 $h – GMD – in non-RDA records until
March 31, 2016
OCLC RDA Policy Statement
• Hybrid records – RDA elements may be added to non-RDA
• Spell out non-transcribed abbreviations
• [S.l.] > [Place of publication note identified]
• Addition of relator terms
• 100 1 Rickter, Samuel, $e author.
• Addition of complete statements of responsibility in
245 $c - in place of [et al.]
• Addition of 336 (content type), 337 (media type), 338
(carrier type) fields
OCLC RDA Policy Statement
• Anticipated OCLC machine changes
• Add 336, 337, 338
• Spell out non-transcribed abbreviations in 255, 300,
500, 504, and other fields
• Convert Latin abbreviations to English equivalents in
245, 260, and other fields
• Remove GMDs – after March 31, 2016
• Change access points to RDA forms
3. OCLC control number
• Will reach 1 billion sometime after July 1, 2013
• The length of the OCLC control number will be increased to
accommodate a variable length string
• Prefixes through the years
• ocm: numbers 1 through 99,999,999
• ocn: numbers with nine digits
• on: numbers 1,000,000,000 and higher
• When stored in 035,usually has prefix: (OCoLC)
• http://www.oclc.org/news/announcements/2013/oclc-control-numberexpansion.en.html
4. CIP record upgrades in
• Member libraries can upgrade CIP records even when
they are PCC records (042 = pcc)
• Must have full level (or higher) OCLC cataloging
• Cannot change the encoding level; it can be changed only
by a CIP upgrade partner or by National Level Enhance
5. WorldCat and accompanying
• Past: not supposed to add a new record if main item
matched. Example: record for book; have book and
accompanying CD
• New: OK to add separate records for item with accompanying
material and for item without accompanying material
• DDR will pay attention to 300 $e in mergers
• When to Input a New Record documentation has been
6. OCLC Bibliographic Notification
• Will be discontinued November 1, 2013
• It will be replaced by a new service in WorldShare
Metadata Collection Manager
• More customization options
• Change to any variable field
• Notification if the OCLC control number changes
• Notification if the record is upgraded to RDA cataloging
• Webinars on June 5 and June 11
• https://www.oclc.org/support/services/worldsharemetadata/migration.en.html
7. OCLC cataloging credits
• Final report of the OCLC Global Council Group on Credits and
Incentives was posted (April):
• Background
• Not a global program
• Approximately one-third of member libraries participated in 2012
• In 2006/2007, OCLC moved from transaction-based pricing to a
subscription pricing model
• Types of credits (with 2012 percentages): original cataloging (46%),
record enhancement and holdings deletion (33%), lending (15%),
excess search (6%)
• ILL Fee Management Program is not part of the Financial Credits
Program and is not under review
• If recommendations are approved by the OCLC Board of Trustees
they will go into effect July 1, 2014 and credits will be gradually
phased out by June 30, 2016
8. OCLC WorldShare Metadata
WorldCat knowledge base
OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager service:
“Automatic management of WorldCat holdings and
delivery of WorldCat MARC records for all of your
electronic materials”
• Libraries configure e-book and other online collections
in the WorldCat knowledge base
• Get automatic delivery of WorldCat MARC records
• OCLC partnering with vendors to obtain MARC records
9. RDA and RDA toolkit
• Effective April 1, 2013, online access to AACR2 is
exclusive to RDA Toolkit
• The May RDA Toolkit release was published on May 14th.
It included the full rewording of RDA as well as French
and German language versions of RDA.
• http://www.rdatoolkit.org/
10. PCC documentation
• LCPS now LC-PCC PS (Library of Congress-Program for
Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements)
• PCC Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record
Provider neutral record
New Descriptive Convention Source Code
• pn = Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record
• 040 DLC $b eng $e rda $e pn $c DLC
PCC documentation
• BIBCO: Training information and documents
• Includes combined BIBCO Standard Record (BSR)
• This if for all material types (books, videos, rare
books, etc.)
• Has separate tables for fixed fields
• For online material, apply guidelines from the
Provider Neutral Guidelines
• CONSER: CONSER RDA core elements and cataloging
11. MARC bibliographic format
Update no. 13:
Update no. 14:
Update no. 15:
Update no. 16:
September 2011
April 2012
September 2012
April 2013
• MARC Format News and Announcements
MARC bibliographic format
• In May 2012, OCLC implemented the changes related to the OCLC-MARC
Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings Formats Update 2012, which are
detailed in OCLC Technical Bulletin 261. This includes MARC 21 Updates
No. 13 and No. 14, code list additions and changes published chiefly
since August 2011, and other suggestions from WorldCat users and
OCLC staff.
Source: OLAC Newsletter, September 2012
• The information in Technical Bulletin 261 has not yet been incorporated
into Bibliographic Formats and Standards. TB 261 covers these
bibliographic fields:
New: 264, 344, 345, 346, 347, 377
Revised: DtSt, Lang, 034, 041, 043, 082, 084, 260, 340, 382, 383
Source: OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards
OCLC-CAT email list posts notices about when updates are available:
Bib FF: Government Publication
• GPub - Government Publication: Choose a code
based on the status of the jurisdiction at the
time of publication, e.g., for Texas government
publications, use code f for the period 18361845 and code s for the period 1845• http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/fixedfield/gpub.shtm
OLAC newsletter, September 2012
Bib FF: Format of Music
Format of music: indicates the format of a musical composition;
consider only the score when there are score(s) and other
materials (e.g., one or more parts)
New and redefined codes
• a: Full score (redescribed 2013)
• c: Accompaniment reduced for keyboard (redescribed 2013)
• d: Voice score for accompaniment (renamed to Voice score
and then redescribed 2012)
• h: Chorus score (redescribed 2012)
• k: Vocal score (new code 2012)
• l (el): Score (new 2013)
• z: Other (redescribed 2013) – Use this code for sets of parts
Bib 028: Publisher Number
• New: $q: Qualifying information
• 028 02 $a 438 953-2 $b Philips Classics $q (set)
• 028 42 $a 440 073 033-9 $b Deutsche Grammophon
$q (disc 1)
• http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd028.html
OLAC Newsletter, September 2012
Bib 040: Cataloging Source
• $b (language of cataloging): “Historically in WorldCat the
absence of subfield $b has indicated that English is the
language of cataloging. OCLC now recommends always
coding this element.”
• Preferred order of 040 subfields: $a, $b, $e, $c, $d
• New Descriptive Convention Source Code
• pn = Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record
• 040 DLC $b eng $e rda $e pn $c DLC
Bib 041: Language code
Changes in 2011
• h: Language code of original and/or intermediate translations of text
• k: Language code of intermediate translations (new)
• m: Language code of original accompanying materials (new)
• n: Language code of original libretto (new)
• Recent OLAC Newsletters have information on the use and order of
041 subfields: http://olacinc.org/drupal/?q=node/59
See June 2012, September 2012, December 2012, March 2013
• Also, see: Video Language Coding: Best Practices
This document includes a lot of examples for FF Lang, 041, and 546
Bib 250: Edition Statement
• Now repeatable
• New subfield: $3 = materials specified
Two statements on the title page:
• 250 $a Canadian edition.
• 250 $a 3rd edition.
Bib 264: Production, publication, distribution,
manufacture, and copyright notice
• Defined in the MARC 21 Bibliographic format Update No. 13 in
2011; implemented in OCLC with OCLC-MARC Update 2012 in
• http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/tb/26
• PCC Guidelines for the 264 Field (June 2012):
Bib 264: Production, publication, distribution,
manufacture, and copyright notice
Question on RDA list (paraphrased): Guidelines indicate that if publication
information is not identified, add distribution; if distribution information is not
identified, add manufacturer. If none are known, are all three fields required?
• 264 1 [Place of publication not identified] : $b [publisher not identified],
$c [not before 1992]
• 264 2 [Place of distribution not identified] : $b [distributor not identified]
• 264 3 [Place of manufacture not identified] : $c [manufacturer not
Answer from LChelp4rda (paraphrased):
• … Implicit in the definition of ‘Core’ is the 1.3 wording: “elements that are
applicable and readily ascertainable.”
• Not all resources give information about a distributor or manufacturer. If
these statements aren’t applicable to the resource, they aren’t core. We
don’t have to assume an unknown distributor or manufacturer.
• This is sufficient, if no distribution or manufacturer info is available:
• 264 1 [Place of publication not identified] : $b [publisher not
identified], $c [not before 1992]
Bib 33x
• 336: Content type
• 336 performed music $b prm $2 rdacontent
• http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/rdacontent.html
• 337: Media type
• 337 audio $b s $2 rdamedia
• http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/rdamedia.html
• 338: Carrier type
• 338 audio disc $b sd $2 rdacarrier
• http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/rdacarrier.html
Bib 34x
• 340: Physical medium
• 340 $3 case files $a aperture cards $b 9 x 19 cm.
$d microfilm $f 48x
• 344: Sound characteristics
• 344 digital $b optical $g stereo $2 rda
• 345: Projection characteristics of moving images
• 346
Cinerama $b 24 fps $2 rda
• 346: Video characteristics
• 346 laser optical $b NTSC $2 rda
• 347: Digital file characteristics
• 347 video file $b DVD video $2 rda
Bib 385: Audience characteristics
• New field
• “A category of persons for which a resource is intended or a
category of persons representing the intellectual content for
which the content of a resource is considered appropriate.”
• 385 $a Painters $2 lcsh
• 385 $m Educational level group $a College Freshmen
$2 ericd
• 385 $m Language group $a Spanish speaking $2 ericd
• 385 $m Religious group $a Buddhists $2 lcsh
• 385 $m Age group $a Youth $2 lcsh
Bib 386: Creator/contributor
• New field
• “A group category to which the creator(s) of a work or
compilation of works, or the contributor(s) to an expression or
compilation of expressions, belongs.”
• 386
• 386
• 386
$a Child composers $2 lcsh
$m Gender groups $a Women $2 lcsh
$a Americans $a Women $2 lcsh
Bib: Work and expression attributes
(also valid in authority records)
Special coded dates
Content type
Associated language
Form of work
Other distinguishing characteristics of work or
• 382: Medium of performance
• 383: Numeric designation of musical work
• 384: Key
Bib 648: Subject Added EntryChronological Term
• Indicator 1 defined
• #: No information provided
• 0: Date or time period covered or depicted
• 1: Date or time period of creation or origin
A collection, published 1969, of letters dated 1860-1865. The period
depicted and created are the same.
• 648 17 1860-1865 $2 fast
• 648 07 1860-1865 $2 fast
Example from MARC 21 format
Bib 700-75x and 76x-787
• $i defined for relationship terms in these bibliographic fields
• Not defined in 740
• 700 1 $i paraphrase of (work) $a Tippett, Michael,
$d 1905-1998. $t Mask of time.
Source codes for vocabularies,
rules, and schemes
Descriptive Convention Source Codes - New
• pn = Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record Guidelines
• 040 DLC $b eng $e rda $e pn $c DLC
MARC relator terms
Reconciled with RDA relator terms
Definitions revised
38 new terms added
• Vocalist – combined with Singer
• Collaborator – combined with Contributor
• http://www.loc.gov/marc/annmarcrdarelators.html
12. Bibliographic searching
• Retrieve records by agency doing the cataloging or input (040 $a or
• cs:MUU
• Date created (Entered date in the OCLC Fixed Field)
• dm:2012
• Material Type (List of codes is in the Search WorldCat Indexes guide)
• mt:fic [fiction]
• Language of item (2- or 3-character code or language name)
• la:eng or la:English
• Description conventions
• dx:rda [RDA]
Source: OLAC newsletter, March 2013, etc.
13. New and changed MARC fields
in authority records
Personal names
• 046: Special coded dates
• 368: Other attributes or person or corporate body (person: saint,
title, etc.)
• 386: Creator/contributor characteristics
• 370: Associated place
• 371: Address
• 372: Field of activity
• 373: Associated group
• 374: Occupation
• 375: Gender
• 376: Family information – For family records
• 377: Associated language
• 378: Fuller form of personal name
• 678: Biographical or historical note (not a new field)
New and changed MARC fields in
authority records
Corporate names
• 046: Special coded dates
• 368: Other attributes of person or corporate body
• 370: Associated place
• 371: Address
• 372: Field of activity
• 373: Associated group
• 377: Associated language
• 678: Biographical or historical note (not a new field)
New and changed MARC fields in
authority records
Work and expression attributes (also valid in bibliographic
• 046: Special coded dates
• 336: Content type
• 377: Associated language
• 380: Form of work
• 381: Other distinguishing characteristics of work or
• 382: Medium of performance
• 383: Numeric designation of musical work
• 384: Key
MARC fields in authority
Will see relationship terms in 4xx and 5xx fields
500 1 $i Group member: $a …
500 1 $i Founder: $a …
500 1 $i Libretto based on (work): $a …
The Music OCLC Users Group has great examples of different
types of name authority records:
See examples in the RDA toolkit under Tools
Authority record
100 1
• 373
• 373
• 374
• 375
• 378
$f 18660213 $g 19450910
Brown, Calvin S. $q (Calvin Smith), $d 1866-1945
Obion County, Tenn. $e University, Oxford, Miss.
Comparative literature $a Languages, Modern
$a Archaeology $2 lcsh
Vanderbilt University $a University of Colorado
$a University of Missouri $2 naf $s 1889 $t 1905
University of Mississippi $2 naf $s 1905
College teachers $a Editors $a Authors $a Archaeologists
$2 lcsh
$q Calvin Smith
• Keep up to date with MARC changes:
• Note that the OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards is not
up-to-date: The information in Technical Bulletin 261 [May
2012] has not yet been incorporated into Bibliographic
Formats and Standards. TB 261 covers these bibliographic
New: 264, 344, 345, 346, 347, 377
Revised: DtSt, Lang, 034, 041, 043, 082, 084, 260, 340, 382,
14. Authorities indexing updates
• Part of Connexion updates in November
• Correction made to fix problem with access point appearing in
browse list with misleading subfield codes
• Same access point with and without period at end will appear
separately in browse list
• New indexes – can be used in derived search box or drop down
cs: cataloging source (040 $a, $c, $d)
dx: descriptive rules (040 $e)
nt: notes (all 6xx fields)
kw: keyword (all variable fields)
en: entity attributes
nx: relationship
Source: MOUG newsletter, Dec. 2012, etc.
Search for a relationship term: nx: founder
Suggested search for Library of Congress RDA authority records (OCLC –CAT):
dx:rda and cs:dlc and ln:no2013*
WorldCat indexes and searching
WorldCat indexes:
• http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/searching/s
Quick reference cards:
• http://www.oclc.org/support/services/connexion/documentation/cli
ent.en.html -- choose Cataloging and Authorities categories
• Includes default function key shortcuts and default toolbar button
• Connexion Client authorities and cataloging guides
• See link to Connexion Browser documentation for additional
15. NACO –
Changes to LC/NACO authority file
• Acceptable differences
• Task group determined acceptable differences between AACR2
and RDA access points, and what access points should be
accepted as RDA
• Accept AACR2 form without a date, even if the date is now known
• Accept AACR2 form with or without a fuller form in $q as an RDA
acceptable form
Source for this and following slides: ALCTS webinar: Programmatic
changes to the LC/NACO authority file for RDA (May 2013)
Changes to LC/NACO authority
• Phase 1: mark all records that are or are likely to be
incompatible with RDA and which need manual review (JulyAugust 2012)
• 436,943 records updated
• Types of records: conference headings, $l with “polyglot” and
ampersands, treaties, some personal names with $c, some
music headings
Changes to LC/NACO authority
• Phase 1.5: Some Phase 1 records needed to be updated
before Phase 2 (completed January 2013)
• Most RDA 7xx fields were removed; AACR2 headings became
4xx fields
• About 14,700 records
Changes to LC/NACO authority
• Phase 2: automated changes to records that met specific criteria
(March 2013)
• 371,942 authority records updated
• Examples
Dept. > Department
Koran > Qurʼan
Bible. $b N.T. > Bible. $b New Testament
Bible. $b N.T. $b Luke > Bible. $b Luke
violoncello > cello
100 … $d b. [date] > 100 … $d [date]Changes to abbreviations: ca., cent., fl., Jan., etc.
• Also, records were enhanced
• 046 (dates), 370 (associated place), 377 (associated language), 378
(fuller form of personal name), 382 (medium of performance), 383
(numeric designation), 384 (key), 510s (cross-references)
• 4xx fields put in alphabetical order
Changes to LC/NACO authority
• Phase 3: Recode acceptable AACR2 records as RDA (8 million
• Deferred
16. Backstage Library Works
• Website: http://www.bslw.com/authority_control/
• Blog: http://ac.bslw.com/community/blog/
• Wiki:
• Search “RDA” to find RDA planning information
• Planning guides: http://ac.bslw.com/mars/guide/
17. ISSN changes
ISSN update from CONSER meeting at ALA (January 2013) /
Regina Reynolds
1) Issuing ISSNs to new journals
• ISSN centers are deferring assignment of an ISSN until
the first issue is published
• Why: Predatory open access publishers. In November,
one of the publishers applied for 300 ISSNs for generic
titles that sound like titles already being published;
some will never be published
• See Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013:
ISSN changes
2) New policy: ISSNs are being assigned to digital reproductions
• E.g., JSTOR titles
• Exception: if there is an ISSN for a born digital copy already (a
non-reproduction), that ISSN will apply to the reproduction, too
• The same ISSN will apply to a version for a mobile device or ebook reader
• The U.S. Center will assign ISSNs for all the serials in the
• Will talk to CRL about digital newspapers
• Journals may have an icon that indicates they are ISSN compliant
18. schema.org
• Launched in 2011 by Google, Bing, Yahoo!
• Vocabulary for coding web documents. This allows the metadata
to be used in browser searches, etc.
• Developing specific extensions for different industries,
including libraries
• OCLC is adding schema.org descriptive markup to
WorldCat.org pages
• Advantage: linked bibliographic data
Examples of elements found in coded information in the source
code for a WorldCat.org record
• http://schema.org/Place
• http://schema.org/Person
19. Library of Congress Genre/Form
Terms: Project updates
• Moving images
• The OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee’s Best Practices document
can be found here:
• Spoken-word recorded sound
• Cartography
• Law
LCGFT: Project updates
• Music
• Approximately 750 terms have been agreed on between the
Library of Congress and the Music Library Association as of
February 2013
• The list of terms can be found here:
• Religion
• The Library of Congress is working with the American Theological
Library Association on this project
• This project is set to be completed by the end of the year, if not
• Literature
• Approximately 800 terms have been gathered
• Non-Disciplinary Terms
• Still in beginning phases
• Currently gathering terms from form subdivisions
• The LCGFT Globes has been expanded to permit usage for any
astronomical body and the LCGFT Lunar Globes has been cancelled.
• Furthermore, the LCSH form heading, –Globes has been cancelled in favor
of the form subdivision –Maps. The fact that a work is a spherical
representation will be brought out by the LCGFT Globes
• LCSH term Earth is now Earth (Planet)
• The announcement from LC can be found here:
Medium of performance (LCMPT)
• The Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Music Library
Association, has begun developing a thesaurus for the medium of
performance of musical works – Library of Congress Medium of
Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT)
• Also intended to be used as a source vocabulary for RDA’s “medium
of performance” element (MARC field 382).
• Designed to be used independently of cataloging code or
communications format
• Approximately 850 terms have been agreed on by the Library of
Congress and Music Library Association as of February 2013
• The working list of terms and a description of the project can be
found here: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/medprf_lcmla.pdf
20. LCSH: Law and legislation
• In April 2013, the LC Policy and Standards Division (PSD) made
the announcement that the subdivision –Law and legislation
will be authorized to use under LCSH headings for crimes
• PSD has undertaken a project to establish headings for crimes
with the subdivision –Law and legislation as well as revise
existing headings and bibliographic records as necessary. The
Subject Headings Manual instruction sheet H 1705 has also
been revised to reflect this change
• The announcement can be found here:
LCSH: Subject category codes
• Library of Congress has undertaken an experiment to add
subject category codes (072) to subject authority records,
which will complement the subdivision usage codes (073) in
subdivision authority records. There are three expected
benefits to adding this information:
The usability of LCSH on the Semantic Web will be enhanced
It will allow ILSs and resource discovery platforms to assist
catalogers in determining appropriate subdivisions for subject
It will improve automatic heading string creation and
• The experiment is currently in progress. As of December
2012, approximately 200 records have been edited
LCSH: Subject category codes
For more information, see
the original announcement
21. LCSH: RDA revisions
• The Library of Congress has finished the revisions to LCSH that
were prompted by RDA Phase 2
Expansion of abbreviations
Modification of Bible headings
Replacement of ‘violoncello’ with ‘cello’
Replacement of ‘Koran’ with ‘Qur’an’
Replacement of $t Selections with $t Works. $k Selections
Modification of date subfields (e.g. born/died replaced by hyphens,
abbreviations spelled out)
• The list of revised LCSH can be found here:
LCSH/LCC: RDA revisions
• The Policy and Standards Division (PSD) of the Library of
Congress is reviewing both the Subject Headings Manual and
Classification and Shelflisting Manual in light of RDA.
• Most revisions will be superficial (such as replacing “AACR2”
with “RDA”), others will be more substantial
• There is currently no timeline for this project, but it is
considered relatively urgent
• See product update pages here:
(Classification and Shelflist Manual updates are under LC
Classification – Additions and Changes)
22. LCC: Subclass KIA-KIX
• Class KIA-KIX for the Law of the Indigenous Peoples in the
Americas was added to the LC Law Classification in 2012.
• The purpose of the new schedule was “to provide for the first
time a geographical and substantive arrangement for
Indigenous People in the Americas, their organization, and the
unique and complex body of legal sources concerning these
• A new guide and bibliography for the classification schedule is
now available in draft stage and can be found here:
• “Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data
Model and Supporting Services” was released November 2012
• The paper describes the new Bibliographic Framework
Initiative and the new model “BIBFRAME” being developed by
• Just a starting point!
• The document and additional information about BIBFRAME
can be found here: http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/
24. Sierra
• Sierra 1.1.1 went into general release on May 22, 2013
• Includes some new features as well as a number of fixes
• The next release, 1.1.2, is expected by end of year
25. Romanization tables
• Proposals
Proposal for Revision of the Lepcha Romanization Table
Proposal for Kazakh Romanization Table
Proposal for Revision of the Malay Romanization Table
Proposal for Tod-Oirat-Old Kalmyk Romanization Table
Proposal for Revision of Urdu, Pushto, and Sindhi Romanization
• Proposal for Tamashek Romanization Table
• Updated Proposal for Revision of the Malay Romanization Table
• Proposal for Manchu Romanization Table
Romanization tables
• New
• Jawi-Pegon (formerly Malay) Romanization Table Revision
• Japanese Romanization Table Revision Approved
• Belarusian Romanization Table Approved
• Bulgarian, Russian, and Shan Romanization Tables
• Cherokee Romanization Table Approved
• Tod-Oirat-Old Kalmyk Romanization Table Approved
• Kazakh, Lepcha, and Manchu Romanization Tables Approved
• Revised
• Arabic Romanization Table Revision Approved
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ALA Midwinter Meeting
ALA Heads of Cataloging
Interest Group (January 28, 2013)
Topic: Assessment
• Assessment in practice / Rebecca Mugridge
• Quantitative Assessment / Casey Cheney (Backstage Library
Assessment in practice / Rebecca Mugridge
• The cataloging we do are pieces of scholarship; we create
databases that contribute to the scholarly record; we have
impact outside our libraries
• How can we share the value and impact of what we do?
• Six assessment activities at Penn State
• Workflow analysis and assessment with an outside facilitator
• CQI Improvement Team
• Customer service survey
• Interviews or focus groups
• Benchmarking
• 360 degree review
Quantitative Assessment / Casey Chaney
• Output
• Before can measure output, need goals
• Records per hour that one cataloger can process
• Before projects, project manager sets goals based on a sample,
comparison with similar projects, and procedures
• Use a time-card system
• Cataloger’s must meet 80% of project average
• Keeps several spreadsheets with data
• Quality
Desire high quality records
Identify minor errors and major errors
Major: e.g., hinders access, wrong record
Minor: e.g., spacing errors in non-searchable fields
Work passes or fails for the day
• Other reports look at production and quality in different ways:
compare number of hours and measures
PCC Participants Meeting
(January 27, 2013)
• PCC chair, Philip Schreur
• This is one of the most exciting times to be in the metadata
• A lot happening:
RDA BIBCO Standard Record
Provider Neutral Records
Task groups (hybrid records, relationship designators, etc.)
Undifferentiated personal names
Training material
e-Serials module 31
New LC-PCC Policy Statements
• Presentations – See ALA Midwinter 2013 Presentations:
Useful Tools
• First made available in 2009 with Library of Congress Subject
• Linked data
• Data is publicly available
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Library of Congress Children’s Subject Headings
Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
Library of Congress / NACO Name Authority File
Thesaurus of Graphic Materials
MARC Code List for Relators
MARC Code List for Countries
MARC Code List for Geographic Areas
MARC Code List for Languages
PREMIS vocabularies for Cryptographic Hash Functions,
Preservation Events, and Preservation Level Roles
Selected resources for keeping
• OCLC news
• The “News from OCLC” section in OLAC Newsletters
• OCLC Research News & Events:
• OCLC News & Events: http://www.oclc.org/en-US/news.html
• Library of Congress Cataloging and Acquisitions News:
• MARC Standards News and Announcements:
• Planet Cataloging blog: http://planetcataloging.org/
• Core journals about cataloging (U of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign):
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