This is a report on the Metadata Interest Group program, which occurred Sunday June 24 2018, at 9:00 a.m. during the ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Cataloging Lab: encouraging collaboration for a more effective and inclusive LCSH proposal process
The meeting began with a presentation by Violet Fox, “The Cataloging Lab: encouraging collaboration for a more effective and inclusive LCSH proposal process”. She provided a background on existing methods for creating and submitting proposals for new or edited subject headings. She then explained the impetus for creating a collaborative wiki where anyone who is interested in making LCSH more responsive to users’ needs can work together with others to create proposals to add or change headings. Finally, she walked attendees through the process of using and contributing to proposals through the wiki. Those who weren’t able to attend the session can find out more about the origin of the Cataloging Lab at https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=creating-change-in-the-cataloging-lab-peer-to-peer-review. The presentation slides are available through the ALCTS page of ALA Connect (https://connect.ala.org/alcts/viewdocument/ala-annual-2018-presentation-the?CommunityKey=45b67b1a-f188-4e33-988f-a491aae3f94c&tab=librarydocuments?tab=librarydocuments&CommunityKey=45b67b1a-f188-4e33-988f-a491aae3f94c) or at 2018-06-24-CatalogingLab-MetadataInterestGroup.
Business Meeting (9:30 – 10:00 am)
The second half of the meeting was the business meeting for the interest group, including elections for incoming officers.
- Liaison reports included: Jim Soe Nyun on the Musical Library Association (MLA), Jessica Hayden on the Committee on Cataloging: CC:DA, and Michael Bolam on the LITA/ALCTS Metadata Standards Committee.
- Elections: Anna Neatrour was elevated to Chair, Darnelle Melvin was elected to Vice Chair/Chair-elect (2018/2019) / Chair (2019/2020), Mingyan Li to Program Co-Chair (2018/2020), and Rachel Tillay to Blog Coordinator (2018/2020).
- During the call for additional discussion, Scott Carlson presented information about the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group – Metadata Working Group application profile clearinghouse project and the Metadata Support Group Slack community.
The meeting notes are available (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SiI81EFmmP8FaB5gRF1E2jjbs7PaOjulr-wZ1JbthrI/edit or ALCTS-MIG-2018AC_minutes) and additional information about the Metadata Interest Group is available on the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group community page.
More information about Metadata Interest Group activities at ALA Annual to come!