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.


Save the Date

September 14, 2015

Save the Date: NOTSL Fall Meeting

September 14, 2015

NOTSL will hold its Fall Meeting October 30, 2015 at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio.

Our topic will be Don’t Be Afraid of the Big, Bad BIBFRAME (or Linked Data!).

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.

This timely subject will be discussed by Paul Frank of Library of Congress and Roman Panchyshyn of Kent State University. Full program details will be available on the NOTSL website and in your email soon.

Registration for this event is now open. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact NOTSL Treasurer Laura Maidens. If you are having difficulty typing into the form and saving it, right-click on the link and save the link address to your specified location, then open it from that location; you should then be able to type into the form and save it.