Annual Conference Session
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALCTS, ALCTS_CMMS
Meeting Type: Discussion Group,Interest Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Fine-tuning ILS to better perform
This session will discuss recent efforts of configuration changes made to accommodate a library system “right-sizing” and collection floating project (currently using Sierra ILS and Decision Center Analytics). Data cleaning tasks to get accurate statistics recorded, and data re-coding for future growth will also be reviewed. Lastly, preparation in action to migrate to a discovery layer.
Senior Supervisor, Branch Manager
Library Division- Naples Regional Library
Make It Real: Adding Archive Finding Aids to the Catalog with Marc Edit
Make your archival collections more visible and increase usage by adding item-level descriptions to your catalog. Participants will learn how to bring visibility to valuable, unique local data by loading archive finding aids into the OPAC. We will learn how to convert archival finding aids to MARC from different formats, such as Microsoft Access and Excel, and how to format record contents with MARC Edit to be more user-friendly and understandable.
Head of Cataloging
Edith Garland Dupré Library
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Linked Data at the Dallas Public Library
The Dallas Public Library started to experiment with Linked Data in 2015. Three years later, the library actively maintains a local graph of structured data that provides over one million new pathways on the Web that lead into their catalog. The Library's data describing items at 29 locations connect to more than 1,200 libraries around the world. This talk gives an overview of how Dallas Public Library uses the Library.Link Network to transform MARC records and publish structured data. In addition to learning the behind the scene details of making a public library's catalog visible, you'll also learn how librarians in Dallas are sharing Linked Data and reaching users in new ways.
The Library.Link Network