[Eril-l] ALCTS webinar: NACO, authority control, and identity management: evolving strategies for a changing name authorities landscape

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ALCTS webinar: NACO, authority control, and identity management: evolving
strategies for a changing name authorities landscape

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar will identify strategies for coping with the
challenges of NACO workflows today and explore proposals to shift authority
work in the future from a traditional MARC-based footing to a new identity
management orientation. Michelle Durocher and John Riemer of the PCC Task
Group on Identity Management will describe the group's efforts to chart a
new path forward for authorities that draws on linked data principles,
synchronizes NACO’s work with that of other identity registries such as
ISNI, and makes it easier for non-NACO libraries to contribute to the
program through a more inclusive "NACO Lite" approach. Joseph Nicholson
will detail some of the techniques UNC Charlotte is using to cope with a
reduced authorities management staff and a backlog of names needing
authorized access points. His presentation will describe how the library
incorporates the work of paraprofessionals and non-catalogers and uses
tools such as OpenRefine and spreadsheets to more swiftly create NACO
authority records.

Learning outcomes: This presentation will explore the difference between
authority control and   identities management and their relationship to
linked data, describe the PCC Task Group on Identity Management's proposals
to align NACO's work with new developments in linked data and other
identity registries and will stimulate thinking about different ways of
handling and structuring authorities workflows.

Who should attend?

Catalogers, Metadata Librarians, Catalog Maintenance Librarians and Staff


Michelle Durocher is the Head of Metadata Management at the Harvard
Library, and until most recently has also served for the last four years as
acting Head of Metadata Creation.  She is a member of the Program for
Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee and the PCC's Identity
Management in NACO Task Group.  She is the coordinator for the PCC’s ISNI
Pilot <https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/PCCISNI/PCC+ISNI+Pilot+Home>
project, facilitating the involvement of a dozen PCC libraries within the
ISNI platforms to experiment with identifier creation and management for
personal names and organizations.  She is a passionate advocate for
expanding the boundaries and benefits of library metadata for discovery on
the open web, as well as for deep collaborations with other metadata expert
communities outside of libraries.  She has an MLIS from Simmons College and
a bachelor of liberal arts in the History of American Civilization from
Harvard University.

John Riemer is currently the Head of the UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata
Center since 2000, John Riemer previously worked as Digital Cataloging
Coordinator for the Digital Library of Georgia.   He holds an MLS degree
and a BA degree in Linguistics from UCLA.

Since 2009, he has served in a number of capacities on the Program for
Cooperative Cataloging, including PCC Chair in 2010/2011.   During this
time he has led an effort to expand the PCC’s scope to include both
traditional MARC cataloging and digital library project metadata/new
metadata roles.  Most recently he has chaired the PCC Task Group on
Identity Management in NACO. He represents UCLA on and recently chaired
ALA’s Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest
Group (“Big Heads”).  He is a member of the OCLC Research Library Partners
Metadata Managers Focus Group, a member of the Cataloging & Classification
Quarterly Editorial Board, and writes guest columns for Technicalities.

Joseph Nicholson is metadata librarian at the University of North Carolina
at Charlotte, where he coordinates authorities workflows, metadata for
digital projects, and original cataloging. He holds an MLS and a BA degree
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was previously a
cataloger at Louisiana State University.


Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to
the following website:


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org. For all other
questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty,
Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or
alctsce at ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
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