Technical Services: Building the Infrastructure for a Library 2.0 Experience

May 30, 2008

Speakers Mindy Pozenel (OCLC), Rebekah Kilzer (OSU), and Kathy Hughes (State Library of Ohio) talked about how local bibliographic data is exposed in the WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local environment. How patrons access all the old and new bibliographic services that WorldCat.org offers and how the role of technical services staff supports discovery and resource sharing.

Beyond the exploration of WorldCat features and exposure to WorldCat Local, topics included:

* importance of having all bibliographic records in WorldCat
* bibliographic reclamation
* importance in the resource sharing context of accurate holdings information & lending policies
* what is essential and non-essential.

Mindy Pozenel is global product manager of OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services since October 2006. She earned an MBA from the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree in civil/environmental engineering from Purdue University. She has been highly involved in the evolution of WorldCat Local.

Kathy Hughes is a librarian in Catalog Services at the State Library of Ohio. She represents the State Library on OhioLINK DMSC, maintains the Digital Archive for state documents, is a speaker representing the State Library at various library meetings, is a PCC/NACO participant for authorities and is a member of the Action Council of the Ohio Library Council.

Rebekah Kilzer is an assistant professor and systems librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries and adjunct professor at Drexel University in Philadephia, where she teaches cataloging and classification and earned her M.L.I.S. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Otterbein College, Westerville, OH. She has held positions at OCLC TechPro and Hagerty Library at Drexel University. She is the author of “Metadata Specialist” in Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science, ed. Priscilla Shontz, Richard A. Murray. Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

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