Fall 2016 Meeting

October 11, 2016

What Can I Do With That? Tech Services Tools Round-Up

Kathryn Lybarger: PDF of PowerPoint slides
George Leggiero: PDF of PowerPoint slides
Gary Strawn: Authority Toolkit
Paul Heyde: PDF of PowerPoint slides
Ron Gardner: PDF of PowerPoint slidesCONTENTdm Best PracticesCONTENTdm Digital Collection Gateway Tutorial


Monday, November 21, 2016
Cuyahoga County Public Library | Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium
2121 Snow Rd. | Parma, OH 44134
Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The deadline to register was Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Please contact Laura Maidens at lmaidens@akronlibrary.org with questions about registration.

If you had tools to improve your work, why wouldn’t you use them? We play with new tools on our smart phones, but don’t carry that habit over to technical services work. Often we don’t understand what we are using at work, what we could build or have built for us, are unaware of what is available, and/or blindly accept methods, not even realizing the potential that these tools have.

The program will feature a unique format with brief overviews on a variety of tools by multiple speakers, followed by a panel discussion with the speakers on using the tools. Macros, APIs, OAI harvesting with CONTENTdm and WorldShare will all be discussed.

Regular Expressions for Tech Services
Presented by Kathryn Lybarger, Head of Cataloging and Metadata, University of Kentucky Libraries

Starting with the basics, Kathryn will discuss how to use regular expressions for searching and modifying data. We will also look at how regular expressions can be used in various software packages to get our work done more effectively and efficiently in technical services.

Kathryn Lybarger is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata at the University of Kentucky Libraries, where she has worked as a librarian since 2009. Her research interests in libraries include metadata of all sorts (including traditional cataloging and fancy new standards), preservation, digitization, and automation / computer-assisted workflows.

The Authority Toolkit
Presented by Gary Strawn, Northwestern University

Gary will remotely demonstrate the Authority Toolkit.

Oh my OAI!
Presented by Ron Gardner, OCLC

What and why OAI? Ron will provide current examples of how to use OAI and will explain why it’s important for libraries. This brief overview will also demonstrate using OAI to access your resources through many available ‘on ramps’, and getting your resources’ metadata into OCLC WorldCat.

Ron studied at Adrian College (organ performance major), the University of Toledo (MLS), and Wayne State University (archives and conservation). He worked in acquisitions and serials prior to starting his OCLC career in 1979. Most recently he is Digital Services Consultant working with libraries in their selection, start-up and use of CONTENTdm.

APIs can Expand and Unify Library Services
Presented by George Leggiero, Lead Applications Analyst, University Libraries, Kent State University

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) can expand the usefulness and efficiency of the assortment of online services used to manage the modern library. Some can provide the patron a web-based interface to interact with the service. Others allow for these various services to interact between themselves to share data or functionality to allow for a convenient staff or patron experience. Many vendors provide these APIs. What do we do with them?

George Leggiero has nearly twenty years’ experience in academic library systems. In his current position at Kent State he co-manages the Innovative ILS and other online supporting services. He was previously on the systems staffs of the libraries at John Carroll University and Notre Dame College.

Organizing E-Resources Workflows with WorldShare Collection Manager
Paul Heyde, Team Leader of Acquisitions & Metadata Services, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

Tracking and updating bibliographic records from collections of electronic resources can get very confusing, especially when you have to retrieve them from a variety of vendors, who all have a variety of methods for letting you know when their records (of varying quality) are available for you to download for use in your local catalog. This session will provide an introduction to WorldShare Collection Manager, a service included with an OCLC cataloging subscription, that offers a single platform for managing collections of electronic resources. Tips and tricks will be provided on how to maximize its usefulness and integrate it into your local workflows.

Paul Heyde oversees acquisitions, cataloging, and electronic resources as Team Leader of Acquisitions & Metadata Services at Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University. Paul previously worked in cataloging and rare books at the Western Reserve Historical Society, cataloging and manuscripts at the Buffalo History Museum, and in archives at the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University.

Panel discussion to follow presentations


Save the date: NOTSL Fall Meeting

September 22, 2016

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THAT? TECH SERVICES TOOLS ROUND-UP

NOTSL will hold its Spring Meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016, at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio.

If you had tools to improve your work, why wouldn’t you use them? We play with new tools on our smart phones, but don’t carry that habit over to technical services work. Often we don’t understand what we are using at work, what we could build or have built for us, are unaware of what is available, and/or blindly accept methods, not even realizing the potential that these tools have.

The program will feature a unique format with brief overviews on a variety of tools by multiple speakers, followed by a panel discussion with the speakers on using the tools. Macros, APIs, OAI harvesting with CONTENTdm and WorldShare will all be discussed.

Details on registration will be available soon here at notsl.org.


Spring 2016 Meeting

April 11, 2016

Now What? RDA and Best Practices for Cataloging Special Formats
Friday, June 10, 2016
Cuyahoga County Public Library | Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium
2121 Snow Rd. | Parma, OH 44134
Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The deadline to register is Friday, June 3, 2016; see below for registration information

Are you interested in learning more about RDA as it applies to non-print material, such as sound recordings, video, and rare and foreign language materials? Join us for our Spring 2016 Meeting!

NOTSL is pleased to welcome the following speakers and presentations.

Filling in the Blanks, Connecting the Dots…How Do We Get There from Here?
Presented by Mary Huismann, Music/Media Original Cataloger at the University of Minnesota

Mary Huismann has worked extensively with music and media cataloging. She is an active member of the Music Library Association and the Online Audiovisual Catalogers, currently serving as Cataloging Policy Committee Chair. Mary has recently been appointed as Chair of the Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee’s Content Standards Subcommittee and serves as MLA Liaison to ALA’s Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA).

This presentation will look at where we have come from and where we might be headed in AV cataloging. Along the way, various best practices guides issued by the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) and Music Library Association (MLA) will be examined.

The New Frontier: Cataloging Popular Music Sound Recordings Using RDA.
Presented by Patty Falk, Music Catalog/Metadata Librarian, Bowling Green State University’s Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives

This session will provide catalogers with basic information for cataloging popular music sound recordings (LPs and CDs) using RDA.  Specific examples will be provided for both formats, as well as the latest update on music issues still under discussion regarding RDA and popular music cataloging.

Panel Discussion featuring Cleveland Public Library
Michael Gabe, Catalog Librarian
Dawn Grattino, Senior Catalog Librarian
Regina Houseman, Catalog Librarian
Amei Hu, Catalog Librarian
Michael Monaco, Senior Catalog Librarian

This panel discussion will focus on CDs, DVDs, rare books, and foreign language materials.  Cleveland Public Library professionals will briefly discuss their roles and how they handle non-book material before taking questions from the audience.

Register here. To type in and save form, first right-click on registration link and save form to your computer, then open saved form and complete. Please contact Laura Maidens at lmaidens@akronlibrary.org with questions about registration.


Looking to get involved?

March 22, 2016

This year the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) will hold elections at the Spring Meeting on June 10th. Officers elected in June will take office immediately. We seek a Vice Chairperson, a Secretary, a Scholarship Committee member and an Executive Committee member. This is your opportunity to contribute to your organization by serving as an officer.

The chief business of NOTSL is to put together two educational meetings per year. The money raised from these meetings is then given as scholarships to technical services librarians and to library school students. The members of the NOTSL board make this happen.

The Vice Chairperson serves three consecutive one-year terms, one as Vice-Chairperson/Chairperson Elect, one as Chairperson, and one as Immediate Past Chair and Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Your busiest year would be the 2nd year. As Chairperson you would run all of the meetings and work with other board members to plan programs. As Immediate Past Chair you chair the Scholarship Committee. It is always more difficult to find candidates for this position. Are you up to the challenge?

The Secretary takes minutes at all of the meetings and preserves pertinent records. This is a two-year commitment.

The Scholarship Committee member helps plan meetings, and helps administer the NOTSL scholarships. This is a two-year commitment.

The Executive Committee member helps plan meetings and projects and generally assists the Chair. This is a two-year commitment.

We are seeking two candidates for each of these offices. Are you interested in running for a NOTSL office this spring? If so, please contact Margaret Maurer at mbmaurer@kent.edu or at 330-628-0313.

Thank you!


Save the Date: NOTSL Spring Meeting

February 11, 2016

NOTSL will hold its Spring Meeting on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio.

Our program is entitled “Now What? RDA and Best Practices for Cataloging Special Formats.”

Interested in RDA as it applies to non-print material–such as music, streaming media, and AV–as well as rare and foreign language materials? Then this is the program for you!

Featured speakers include Mary Huismann, Music/Media Cataloging Coordinator at the University of Minnesota; Patty Falk, Special Collections Cataloger at Bowling Green State University’s Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives; and a panel discussion with Cleveland Public Library Cataloging Librarians.


Call for presentations

January 21, 2016

Our Spring 2016 meeting topic will be “Best
Practices in Technical Services,” with a particular focus in non-traditional
materials (i.e. eBooks, music, AV material, streaming media, ect.). NOTSL
is looking for speakers who can share their expertise, offer practical
applications, and/or share strategic initiatives with colleagues.

Possible topics include:

-Cataloging workflows for non-traditional materials
-Creative solutions and/or change implementation for non-traditional
materials
-Records management
-Batch loading and editing of MARC records
-Training staff and/or paraprofessionals
-Vendor relationship management

Please email your brief proposal to Stephanie Church (sap68@case.edu)
by Friday, January 22, 2016


Fall 2015 Meeting

October 16, 2015

Don’t Be Afraid of the Big, Bad BIBFRAME (Or Linked Data!)

Friday, October 30, 2015
Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium
Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The deadline to register is Friday, October 23, 2015

Interested in learning more about BIBFRAME and Linked Data? Wondering how to prepare your library catalog? If so, please join NOTSL as we learn about Linked Data, the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot, as well as practical applications of these topics.

NOTSL is pleased to welcome the following speakers for this important topic.

The LC BIBFRAME Pilot
Presented by Paul Frank, Acting Coordinator, NACO and SACO Programs, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress (LC) launched a BIBFRAME Pilot in June 2015. The pilot commenced with training in Linked Data and Semantic Web principles, and in September 2015, forty Library of Congress catalogers began creating BIBFRAME descriptions for monograph, serial, notated music, sound recording, audio visual, and cartographic resources.

This presentation will discuss the background to the LC BIBFRAME Pilot – the training in Linked Data and Semantic Web principles, the development of BIBFRAME Editor RDA profiles, and the hands-on instruction in using the BIBFRAME Editor RDA profiles. Successes as well as bumps along the way will be covered.

BIBFRAME for Dummies: What Can Catalogers Do now?
Presented by Roman Panchyshyn, Catalog Librarian and Assistant Professor, Kent State University

BIBFRAME and linked data are current hot topics in the cataloging and metadata community. The goal of this presentation will be to expose cataloging staff to some of the current tools, vocabulary, and projects underway with BIBFRAME so that they can understand the scope of the BIBFRAME project and if possible, choose to participate at an entry level. It will cover the basic terms and vocabulary of linked data, discuss what projects are currently out there, and what tools they can use to experiment or get started.