Cataloging Discussion Group Minutes - 2010 Midwinter
WESS Cataloging Discussion Group Meeting
ALA Midwinter Meeting 2010 in Boston, MA
Monday, January 18, 2010, 8:00-10:00 am; Hyatt, Room Dedham
Frances Ott Allen (Univ. of Cincinnati), Tracey Beck (Leo Baeck Institute), Margaret Bennett (Simmons College), Thom Edlund (Brigham Young Univ.), Melinda Egawa (Simmons College), Gail Hueting (Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Bill Kulp (Project Muse), Jon Marner (Texas A&M Univ.), Hector Otero (LGC), Marcus Richter (Alma College), Neil Robinson (Univ of Michigan), Natalie van Roggen (Syracuse Univ.), Kathleen Hunter Rutter (Harvard Univ.), Chip Stewart (City College of New York), Becky Thompson (Missouri State Univ.), Raegan Wiechert (Missouri State Univ.), Brian Vetruba (Washington Univ.).
Convener Cason Snow did not attend. Brian Vetruba (WESS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect) conducted the meeting.
No discussion topics submitted beforehand; floor opened up for general discussion
- Parallel records in Connexion (see: http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/tb/250/#1 )
- Explanation of OCLC’s parallel record policy and the problems it presents
- Announced that duplicate cataloging language will be merged when OCLC runs its Duplication & Detection Software.
- Vendor records
- Harvard is in a pilot program with Harrassowitz and is receiving vendor-supplied records for approval and firm order books.
- Libreria Garcia Cambeiro (http://www.librerialgc.com/EN/home.aspx ), a Latin American book vendor, is being trained by LC to provide full-level cataloging.
- Market for Cataloging
- Is it being replaced by “metadata”?
- Harvard began using Connexion for original cataloging.
- POSSIBLE TOPICS FOR FUTURE DISCUSSION
- Future of cataloging
- Tips/Guides for general catalogers dealing with European languages
- Online tools
- Print tools
- Perhaps work with other sections or groups in ALA on this
- [ADDENDUM—Gail Hueting offered to work on this]
- Google Books, in particular. Quality of metadata problematic. See Google Books: A Metadata Train Wreck, posting by Geoff Nunberg (supplied by Margaret Bennett) http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1701 . See also Language Log: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/
- How are ebooks being cataloged? Quality of vendor records.
- Physical readers.