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Automating The Authority Control Process, Stacey Wolf May 2019

Automating The Authority Control Process, Stacey Wolf

OVGTSL 2019

Authority control is an important part of cataloging since it helps provide consistent access to names, titles, subjects, and genre/forms. There are a variety of methods for providing authority control, ranging from manual, time-consuming processes to automated processes. However, the automated processes often seem out of reach for small libraries when it comes to using a pricey vendor or needing a cataloger with particular expertise. This presentation will introduce several ideas on how to handle authority control using a variety of tools, both paid and free. The presenter will describe how their library handles authority control; compare vendors and ...


Rda Adoption In U.S. Public Libraries, Sevim Mccutcheon May 2019

Rda Adoption In U.S. Public Libraries, Sevim Mccutcheon

OVGTSL 2019

This study surveyed the state of knowledge about, and adoption of, RDA among American public library catalogers. In 2017 an online survey request was e-mailed to 4000 public libraries for the person most responsible for cataloging. Over 300 libraries responded. Data collected nationally included geographic location, education level, training history and needs, library size and budget. Evidence points to demographic factors having a strong influence on levels of RDA knowledge, with a dramatic urban/rural divide. While a majority of catalogers know about RDA, their working knowledge about it differs substantially depending on whether they work in rural or urban ...


Little Fish In A Big Pond : A Kentucky Public Library Joins Naco, Victoria Greenwell, Kristin Anderson, Robert Collins May 2019

Little Fish In A Big Pond : A Kentucky Public Library Joins Naco, Victoria Greenwell, Kristin Anderson, Robert Collins

OVGTSL 2019

Many public libraries undervalue the need for good authority control and since NACO has vastly more academic libraries than public libraries, many of our authority needs may be going unanswered. Our library catalog alone has tens of thousands of local authorities that need to be created. How many does yours have?

This presentation will cover the reasons this library chose to join NACO, as well as its long and error-filled path to get its application approved, a story that is humorous in its coincidence, misunderstandings and just sheer, dumb luck. We will also touch on the extensive training involved and ...


Opening Keynote: Storytelling & Power In Technical Services, Hannah Buckland May 2019

Opening Keynote: Storytelling & Power In Technical Services, Hannah Buckland

OVGTSL 2019

Stories—as well as language and words themselves—articulate value, identifying what is significant about our histories and our relationships. In this way, storytelling is a form of power, a way of organizing the world. Technical services work, in turn, does more than create, locate, or describe; it also contributes to an ongoing story libraries communicate to users, a story about how something came to be, a story about power dynamics, and a story of how something is connected to everything.


Consortia In The Usa: Past, Present, Future, Antoinette Paris Greider Jan 2008

Consortia In The Usa: Past, Present, Future, Antoinette Paris Greider

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Blending Innovation With Tradition: Trends In Academic And Public Libraries In The Usa, Antoinette Paris Greider Jan 2008

Blending Innovation With Tradition: Trends In Academic And Public Libraries In The Usa, Antoinette Paris Greider

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.