LACONI Technical Services Section Cataloging Boot Camp for Books

Cataloging Boot Camp for Books

When:           February 19, 2016
Time:            9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:          St. Charles Public Library

Schedule:
9:15-9:25 a.m.                Registration and Refreshments
9:25-9:30 a.m.               Business meeting
9:30 a.m.-3:00 pm.      Program (includes lunch break)
A tour of the Technical Services Department will be offered.

A refresher workshop in cataloging books, this workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of cataloging books in MARC following RDA principles. This program will include an in-depth discussion of the MARC tags and subfields for books.

Speaker: Chris Oliver, Head of Resource Description and Metadata Services at the University of Ottawa Library.

Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00.

Due to space limitations we are asking for a two person per library limit on registrations. Cancellations with refunds are possible up to a week before the program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is February 10, 2016. If you have any questions about program registration please contact Amy Weiss, phone (630) 487-2547 / email: aweiss@woodridgelibrary.org / fax (630) 964-0787

Attendees must register through Eventbrite.

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ILA Annual 2015 Meeting Notes

Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
ILA Annual Meeting Notes
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

  1. New ILA Website
    Members were encouraged to complete their profiles and add a photo on the new ILA.org website.
  1. ILA Knowledge Exchange
    Members were given an introduction to the new ILA Knowledge Exchange (KE) and encouraged to use the site.  The Knowledge Exchange is a new area of the ILA website where users can ask for advice, share an event, share a document, or share an update.  Each entry can be searched for later and tagged.

    Finding the KE:
    –>ila.org –>Connect –>Share on the Knowledge Exchange –>Login

    During our discussions of the KE, we talked about ILA RTSF current websites and they include:

    (1) WordPress Blog
    (2) ILA RTSF page (ILA.org > About > Forums > RTSF)

    Question: Should we phase out the WordPress site and move to the ILA.org RTSF page? Yes, with time.  Presently, the RTSF ILA site doesn’t have all of the functionality we have with our WordPress Blog.  Members need the ability to comment on posts and currently only the Forum Manager is able to add new posts to the page.

    Suggestions for ILA.org

  • Add email notification system to the KE.  When members add something to the KE, enable members to opt-in for email alerts.
  • Make the KE visible to members without requiring login

Suggestions for ILA RTSF page

  • Give members the ability to comment on posts
  • Enable more members to post items to the page

3.) Brainstorm ideas for programs for next year

A. Technical Services Networking session with topic tables
-Collection Development
-Cataloging
-E-resources
-Proposal is already written (contact: Brooke Sievers@ Addison)

B. Right-sizing your collection: include the full life-cycle of the process from collection development, weeding, statistics and procedure and vendors on “how to get rid of items the right way” (Discover books, Better World Books, Boys & Girls Club, what if your library doesn’t have space to store discards?)

C. How does collection development move from buying books to build a collection to curating a collection? Or, are both of these the same?  How do you adjust your collection development polices to reflect how collection development practices are changing?

D. Best practices for re-writing policies.
-ILL
-Collection development

E. Technical Services staff working the reference desk… How does cataloging knowledge help enrich the experience of covering the desk? (contact: Bill Schultzjr @ EIU has presented on this topic in the past)

F. Unique things that libraries are doing with spaces and collections. How has what your library has begun collecting and your use of space changed recently?  And, how have these new collections and space changes meant for Technical Services?

G. RDA deadlines have come and gone… What are libraries doing with MARC records? Are you following RDA?  What does all this mean for Linked Data or Bib Frame? (contact: Erica Laughlin, RSA is working with SirsiDynix on Blue Cloud Linked Data integration)

4.) Forum manager for next year: July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017
Tim Longo
Evanston Public Library
tlongo@cityofevanston.org

5.) TBS, Inc. ILA Technical Services Award
Members were encouraged submit nominations for the TBS, Inc. ILA Technical Services Award which is awarded each year at ILA.

Volunteers for the Award Committee were solicited: chair & three members

Chair
Judy Nuernberger
Head of Technical Services
Vernon Area Public Library District
jnuernberger@vapld.info

Members
Laura McGrath
Manager of Access Services
Skokie Public Library
lmcgrath@skokielibrary.info

Robert Moffett
Director of Technical Services
Gail Borden Public Library
rmoffett@gailborden.info

Jennifer M. Baugh
Assistant Director & Cataloger
clarkjml2@gmail.com

Alternate
Amy Weiss
Head of Technical Services
Woodridge Public Library
aweiss@woodridgelibrary.org

Any questions?

-Robert Moffett
rmoffett@gailborden.info

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Agenda for RTSF ILA Annual Meeting

Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
ILA Annual Meeting
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

  1. New ILA Website!

–>Complete your profile & add picture

  1. RTSF Knowledge Exchange

–>About > Forums > RTSF

  1. Brainstorm ideas for programs for next year
  1. Elect forum manager for next year: July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017
  1. TBS, Inc. ILA Technical Services Award
    1. Nominate names for next years award
    2. Volunteers for the Award Committee: chair & three members
  1. ILA RTSF Program Planning Meeting

–>Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

–>Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL

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ILA 2015, less than 1-month away

It’s almost October and ILA 2015 is less than 1-month away.  Can you believe it?  There are a host of great Technical Services programs being offered this year in Peoria.

The Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF) ILA 2015 meeting is Friday, Oct. 23rd @ 1:30 @ the Peoria Civic Center, Room 218 and I hope you can make it.

Description
Work in Tech Services? Have an interest in resource management? Come join us at our annual meeting. We’ll discuss the upcoming year, find volunteers for the award committee, and elect a new forum manager.

The Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) focuses on the development, design, application, and integration of various technologies to improve access and delivery of information to libraries. All conference attendees are invited to attend the annual RTSF meeting.

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Save the date: I will be hosting a brainstorming session for ILA 2016 planning @ Gail Borden Public Library on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

savethedate

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LACONI Technical Services Section Linked Data program

LACONI Technical Services Section
Linked Data 101: Is This Web of Data Really Real?

When:           Thursday October 29, 2015
Time:            10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:          Barrington Area Public Library

Schedule:
9:30-9:50 a.m.                Registration and Refreshments
9:50-10:00 a.m.              Business meeting
10:00 a.m.-3:00 pm.       Program (includes lunch break)

You’ve heard talk of linked data, shared vocabularies like BIBFRAME and schema.org, library visibility, and end user fulfillment. But what is it, why does it matter, and who needs to be involved?  Join us for an engaging, interactive discussion that gives you a great introduction to the world of linked data. You will learn you can take steps today to help your library better weave into the new fabric of the Web.

Speaker: Jeff Penka, Vice President of Product Management at Zepheira.

Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00.

All attendees must register through EventBrite.

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How can I forget? The RTSF Forum Meeting is Oct. 23rd, 1:30-2:30.

“Resources and Technical Services Forum Meeting,” facilitated by Robert Moffett, Gail Borden Public Library
10/23/2015, 1:30–2:30, Location: Peoria Civic Center | Room: 218

Work in Tech Services? Have an interest in resource management? Come join us at our annual meeting. We’ll discuss the upcoming year, find volunteers for the award committee, and elect a new forum manager.

The Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) focuses on the development, design, application, and integration of various technologies to improve access and delivery of information to libraries. All conference attendees are invited to attend the annual RTSF meeting.

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Have you registered for ILA yet?

Have you registered for ILA 2015 yet?  I can’t believe it is almost the middle of September; ILA is just around the corner!  There are a host of good programs at ILA this year for Technical Services.  I’m trying to build my schedule for the conference and here are some of the offerings:

“MarcEdit Tech Tips,” facilitated by Brian Conway, Mount Prospect Public Library
10/22/2015: 10:45AM—11:45AM, Location: Peoria Civic Center | Room: TBA
A Chicago-area public library cataloger will highlight some basic MarcEdit text-editing features before demonstrating more advanced functions, such as working with regular expressions, record extraction, the OCLC API, and MarcEdit’s understated RDA Helper. Come with tips and tricks to share, and return to your local database retro-ready with a handle on one of the most practical, versatile, and powerful utilities in our cataloging toolboxes.

“Delivery Discussion,” speakers from CARLI, RAILS, ISL, IHLS
10/22/2015: 1:45—2:45, Location: Pere Marquette Hotel | Room: Illinois
Do you have questions about delivery services?  Are you wondering how a Community Delivery Partnership can benefit your library?  Now is your chance to meet with delivery staff and get answers!  A brief presentation will be followed by an informal question and answer session with delivery staff from ISL, IHLS, RAILS and CARLI (ILDS).

“PDA in Libraries: What We Learned & How It Can Help You,” facilitated by Andrew Medlar & Stephen Sposato, CPL
10/22/2015: 1:45—2:45, Location: TBA | Room: TBA
With two years and thousands of books under our belts, the Illinois State Library-funded Patron Driven Acquisitions pilot project at Chicago Public Library has wrapped up. Come and discover what we did, how it went, what we learned, and how it can benefit your users and facilitate resource sharing across Illinois.

“Not Down, and Not Out: The Perceived Value of Subject Terms in an Age of Information Overload,” facilitated by Lindsay Braddy, Skokie & Bill Schultz, EIU
10/22/2015: 3:00-4:00, Location: Peoria Civic Center | Room: TBA
Technical services librarians and public service-oriented librarians think about and use OPACs in different ways, often with crossover between the two. Common questions include: Are subject headings necessary? How do they help us and our users? What do reference librarians experience that catalogers don’t (and vice versa)? How can our OPACs work better for us, particularly in an age of increasing information overload? A librarian and staff survey will give insight into the different ways public service staff and catalogers/metadata librarians experience and influence the catalog, with a focus on subject searching.

“Super-Size Patron Satisfaction by Right-Sizing Your Collection,” various speakers
10/23/2015: 10:00-11:00, Location: TBA | Room: TBA
With space, budget, and staff resources at a premium, it is more important than ever for each item in your collection to earn its keep. Maximize patron satisfaction and minimize dead weight by using data from your ILS, circulation stats, collection management software such as Collection HQ, and other sources to drive decision-making. Equip your staff with the evidence they need to be comfortable making strategic decisions about weeding and wise choices about acquisition. Topics covered include collection development policies vs collection management strategy/plans, multiple copies beyond bestsellers, overstocked/understocked: both = missed opportunities.

“A RDA State of Mind – Information for the Rest of Us,” facilitated by Elizabeth Cribbs, NIU & Lynnette Fields, SIUE
10/23/2015: 10:00-11:00,
Location: Peoria Civic Center | Room: TBA
Have you wanted to know why Resource Description and Access (RDA) is happening and what will change in your online catalog? In this session, we will explore why RDA has come into existence, what changes you will see as you look at bibliographic records in your own catalog, how these changes benefit your users, and where catalogers and metadata librarians hope to take online catalogs in the future.

Are You Kit-ing Me? Cataloging Kits Using RDA,” facilitated by Karen Snow, Dominican University
10/24/2015: 1:45-2:45, Location: Peoria Civic Center | Room: TBA
If you’re like many of us, you have RDA down when it comes to CDs, DVDs, and books. What about those pesky kits though? Multiple material types in one kit? Never fear! This session is for you. I’ll cover some of the basics of cataloging kits, including new RDA elements, MARC fields, and best practices. Public, academic, school and special libraries all have those oddball items we need to get in the catalog. Attendees will leave ready to catalog their backlog!

I hope to see you in Peoria.  

-Robert

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