ALCTS SS PRECONF--DON'T MISS (Sandy Heft) Marcia Tuttle 21 May 1998 13:15 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 17:38:56 -0800 From: Sandy Heft <sandy.heft@SONOMA.EDU> Subject: ALCTS SS PRECONF--DON'T MIS ======================================================================== ALCTS PRECONFERENCE ON CATALOGING ELECTRONIC SERIALS If you are already familiar with the basics of serials cataloging and want to learn about cataloging electronic serials, there is still time to register for the ALCTS Serials Section Preconference, "Jump Start: Theory and Practice for Cataloging Electronic Serials," an ALA Preconference to be held in Washington, DC, Friday, June 26 from 8am to 5pm. The preconference will commence with three renowned experts in serials cataloging. Jean Hirons, CONSER Coordinator at the Library of Congress, will present "Going Over the Edge? Reshaping the Rules to Fit Todays Serials." This presentation will provide an update on the issues relating to seriality, as covered in the paper she co-authored with Crystal Graham for the International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR. She will discuss the progress to date in incorporating changes into AACR2, specifically addressing the change in definition of a serial, how various cataloging conventions for title changes will be applied, and the impact on ISSN and legal publications. Regina Reynolds, Head of the US ISSN Center, will explore "Cataloging or 'Metaloging?' Emerging and Evolving Standards for Identification and Description of Digital Resources." Her presentation will discuss levels of cataloging for electronic serials, metadata, existing standards such as the ISSN, and emerging standards such as the URN, URC and DOI. She will explore the potential impact of these standards on the cataloging of electronic resources. She will also discuss preliminary results of her study of the cataloging potential of publisher-supplied metadata, which was done by comparing preliminary catalog records created from data supplied by publishers on the Web- based ISSN application form with the same records after editing by serial catalogers. Pamela Simpson, formerly with the US ISSN Center and now at Penn State, will present "Leap of Faith: Issues and Implications for the Inclusion of Electronic Resources in the Library Catalog." Pamela will talk about issues in cataloging philosophy and policy for electronic journals. She will discuss the decision to include remote resources in the catalog, the selection process, the relationship between the library's web pages and its catalog, questions of workflow, and some of the difficulties in cataloging these items. After lunch, attendees will be divided into four groups for hands-on training in cataloging electronic serials. These concurrent sessions will be taught by CONSER participants Tom Champagne (University of Michigan) and Steve Shadle (University of Washington), Les Hawkins (US ISSN Center), and Pamela Simpson. Topics will include choosing the chief source, detailed explanations and practice with MARC fields specific to electronic resources (especially 006, 007, and 856), particular difficulties encountered with alternative bundling techniques and creative publishing patterns, how to create records using either the one record approach or the two record approach, and subject headings and classification. In addition to handouts and exercises covering individual fields, participants will have the opportunity to catalog one or two items from start to finish. Note that familiarity with rules and conventions for cataloging print serials will be assumed. A registration brochure is available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/preconference98/regform.html Or, contact Yvonne McLean at the ALCTS Office: 800-545-2433 ext. 5032 Fax: 312-280-5033 firstname.lastname@example.org Please join this excellent group of speakers/workshop leaders for an interesting and productive preconference on cataloging electronic serials.