Join the Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group for round table discussion on topics submitted and facilitated by your colleagues. Topics up for discussion:
Best Practices for Maintaining the Integrity of Records as the Evolution of Technical Services and ILS Technology Changes
This topic will explore the evolution of technical services through the changes in ILS technology in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging and classification, and the preservation of records over time. With regard to acquisitions we would like to discuss 3rd party software communicating directly with an ILS for collection development purposes. In terms of cataloging and classification, we will bring up the importance of creating templates and the best way to use them in maintaining the integrity of your records. Relating to preservation of records, we will discuss protocols for the merging or integrating of a new or upgraded ILS and how to best go about documenting the process for future changes in staff.
Worldshare Management Services – a cloud base ILS systems
As more things are winding up in the cloud it should come as no surprise as libraries becomes part of this cloud based computing. Worldshare Management Services, WMS, is one such example of this. WMS is managed by OCLC and can “dramatically simplify library operations”. Join us in discussing how it has changed your library and if you haven’t already adapted WMS what are you concerned about?
Library Workflow Exchange: Sharing Promotes Efficiency
The Library Workflow Exchange (www.libraryworkflowexchange.org) is a website designed to facilitate the sharing of workflows and tools for library procedures. Begun as a pilot project in the summer of 2015, the site was built as a means to collect current workflows from libraries and share them in one repository. Currently, the exchange has collected 130 workflows related to metadata cleanup, digitization workflows, vocabulary reconciliation, xslt examples, cataloging, and more. LWE is looking to broaden the initial scope from metadata and digital library procedures to other library workflows, including procedures for collection development and analysis, preservation, electronic resources, acquisitions, circulation, and more.
We are interested in further developing the site to build off of the library community’s tradition of openness and sharing. We would like to use this opportunity to get feedback from the community about what would be helpful to them and how we can most effectively make those workflows discoverable.
Best Practices for Cataloging PDA Ebook Records
This topic is relevant to the evolution of technical services as both academic and public libraries have made the move toward PDA ebook purchasing plans due to budget constraints. A discussion on best practices for adding PDA ebook records to the catalog or discovery service and the impact these records have had on cataloging departments and staff would very beneficial.
The "IS-ness": Evolving practices for genre/form terms in cataloging
Many catalogers have been devoting increased attention to description of genre and form in bibliographic records. Catalogers have many thesauri available to them, and the list continues to grow. The ever-expanding Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) has been with us for a while now, but practices for its application have not been fully established at many institutions. Many libraries additionally use genre/form terms from other thesauri, as well as local genre/form terms, either supplementary to LCGFT or as part of workflows that predate LCGFT. This roundtable will discuss policies and practices for working with genre/form terms from a variety of thesauri.
To include or not to include: Open and free resources
With the open access and open education resource movements there is an increasing amount of open and/or free content. Our table will explore the level of collection development, cataloging, and preservation that public, academic, or private libraries use for this content.
Trends in ebook acquisitions
The acquisitions of ebooks has changed a lot from rising short term loan fees to evidence based acquisitions. This discussion will be targeted to explore why libraries are choosing the ebook model they have chosen.
Streamlining workflows between Technical Services departments
Several units within the Texas A&M University Library’s technical services departments are utilizing the Lean process in order to make workflows more efficient. The process has included a total redesigning of the existing floorplan, changes in unit structures, and modifications to daily workflows. This table will discuss best practices for revising workflows within technical services.
Linked Data! How? And Why?
Bibframe, Bibflow, Libhub, LD4P...we are hearing a lot about linked data, but for many of us who are responsible for doing metadata production in traditional ILS environments it seems far removed from the work we do.
Meeting Type: Discussion/Interest Group
Content Area: Transforming: E-Books & Collections
Interests: Organizational Change, Technical Services, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting
Type of Library: Academic, Corporate, Federal, Government, Law, Medical, Museum, Public, Regional System, Research Library, School/Media Center, Special, State Library, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.