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Professional Development Day for Cataloguers, October 2016

CatSIG held a professional development day for cataloguers on the 16th October 2016. Below are some of the presentations which were shared.


Morning session

Afternoon Session


Fighting the Good Fight: Metadata in Research Data Management / Erin Skinner

Proper metadata is key in understanding, interpreting and publishing research data. In this presentation we will look at what we have discovered about metadata use as part of an ongoing Research Data Management pilot project and some problem areas. We will also briefly discuss discipline-specific metadata standards.

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Good Enough? / Charlotte Christensen

What makes a record 'good' or 'not good enough'? No cataloguer can do everything, but how do you decide what is important? This presentation will give an overview of how to look at MARC records and assess their value to your own library. It will help you decide what's worth 'fixing' for your use, and what can be left alone.

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Metadata Librarians, the Artists Formerly Known as Cataloguers / Becky Dames

Lincoln University has embraced shelf-ready titles, ebooks, and the shared knowledge of an ever-improving cataloguing community to allow us to more easily manage our traditional collections and redistribute our traditional cataloguing time. With the Research Archive housing student and academic research, and the Living Heritage site preserving, sharing and connecting our community history, our focus has shifted from creating perfect bibliographic records to raising the visibility of our assets in a global environment. The combination of cataloguing and digital skillsets is key to effective metadata creation in these new environments. This talk explores Lincoln University’s move into digital metadata, where we’ve come from, how we got here, and what we’re planning next.

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Collections Online / Adam Moriarty

This talk is an example-rich, practical introduction to Linked [Open] Data (LOD). Using Auckland Museum’s recent Collections Online project and knowledge gained during the recent Paul Reynolds Scholarship, I will present an overview of how this technology can enable collaboration and sharing of data outside your institution.  I will highlight the metadata mapping process, workflows and backend technology required for a successful project.

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Integrating Music Resources From One Library to Another: Using Excel, MarcEdit, the National Union Catalogue and OCLC / Skalk van der Merwe

A presentation on how we used MS Excel and Marc Edit to create a Marc file using Massey University bibliographic and item data to batch load into Voyager / Alma.

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Te Puna Services / Vanessa McDonald

An update on the services, and a chance for Q&A – comments/ ideas / issues/ discussion welcome.

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