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Facilitating Discovery and Long-term Access to Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Notes About Those in Music

Description: Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference. In this presentation, the authors discuss facilitating discovery and long-term access to electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and offer notes about music ETDs.
Date: August 16, 2013
Creator: Hartsock, Ralph; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Justice, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries

Teaching RDA: A First Attempt

Description: This presentation discusses teaching Resource Description and Access (RDA). The author describes a first attempt at teaching two students RDA as part of a formal library-school class on 'Special Problems in Music Cataloging.'
Date: February 26, 2013
Creator: Harden, Jean, 1948-
Partner: UNT Libraries

FRBR/FRAD Intentions and RDA: Where are we now?

Description: This presentation discusses Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)/ Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) Intentions and Resource Description and Access (RDA). This presentation includes information on the background and intent of FRBR, FRAD, and RDA, user tasks, and current issues.
Date: February 2012
Creator: Harden, Jean, 1948-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hello RDA, Goodbye AACR2!

Description: This presentation is part of the pre-conference for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. This presentation introduces the conference and offers information on the agenda. The presentation also discusses talking points and issues relating to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), Resource Description and Access (RDA), Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD).
Date: April 15, 2008
Creator: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Partner: UNT College of Information

Are you Ready? Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Description: Presentation for the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas. This presentation discusses Resource Description and Access (RDA), what it is, the intention, functionality, structure, and implementation strategies, debates and issues, and recommendations.
Date: November 16, 2007
Creator: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Partner: UNT College of Information

RDA: What Cataloging Managers Need to Know

Description: This presentation discusses what cataloging managers need to know about Resource Description and Access (RDA). It describes issues related to how RDA is affecting cataloging, what is changing and what is not, where we are and how we got here, the intention of RDA, objectives and principles, its relation to AACR2, and other RDA information.
Date: June 28, 2010
Creator: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Partner: UNT College of Information

From AACR2 to RDA: an Update

Description: This presentation gives an update on the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2 (AACR2) and Resource Description and Access (RDA). In this presentation, the author discusses what is changing with RDA and what isn't, the functionality of the catalog, user's experience with functionality, what RDA allows us to do, and cataloger tasks.
Date: April 14, 2010
Creator: Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Partner: UNT College of Information

Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC

Description: Since 2011, OCLC researchers have been experimenting with Schema.org as a vehicle for exposing library metadata to Web search engines in a format they seek and understand. Schema.org is sponsored by Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex as a common vocabulary for creating structured data markup on Web pages. OCLC’s experiments led to the 2012 publication of Schema.org metadata elements expressed as linked data on 300 million catalog records accessible from WorldCat.org.1 In 2011, BIBFRAME was launched by the Library of Congress (LC) as an initiative to develop a linked data alternative to MARC, building on the Library’s experience providing linked data access to its authority files. In the past year and a half, OCLC has focused on the tasks related to the use of Schema.org: refining the technical infrastructure and data architecture for at-scale publication of linked data for library resources in the broader Web, and investigating the promise of Schema.org as a common ground between the language of the information-seeking public and professional stewards of bibliographic description. BIBFRAME has focused on publishing additional vocabulary and facilitating implementation and testing. These new developments prompt the need to re-examine the relationship between the LC and OCLC models for library linked data. This document is an executive summary of a more detailed technical analysis that will be released later this year.
Date: January 2015
Creator: Godby, Carol Jean & Denenberg, Ray
Partner: UNT Libraries

Holy Spirit Episcopal School: A Bilingual School in Tela, Atlántida, Honduras, of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church/ Iglesia Episcopal Espíritu Santo, a Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras

Description: Presentation for the 2015 Church and Synagogue Library Association Conference. This presentation discusses Holy Spirit Episcopal School, a bilingual school in Tela, Atlántida, Honduras.
Date: July 29, 2015
Creator: Laucher, Bill
Partner: UNT Libraries

Convenience to the Cataloger or Convenience to the User?: An Exploratory Study of Catalogers’ Judgment

Description: This mixed-method study explored cataloger’s judgment through the presence of text as entered by catalogers for the 11 electronic resource items during the National Libraries test for Resource Description and Access (RDA). Although the literature discusses cataloger’s judgment and suggests that cataloging practice based on new cataloging code RDA will more heavily rely on cataloger’s judgment, the topic of cataloger’s judgment in RDA cataloging was not formally studied. The purpose of this study was to study the differences and similarities in the MARC records created as a part of the RDA National Test and to determine if the theory of bounded rationality could explain cataloger’s judgment based on the constructs of cognitive and temporal limits. This goal was addressed through a content analysis of the MARC records and various statistical tests (Pearson’s Chi-square, Fisher’s Exact, and Cramer’s V). Analysis of 217 MARC records was performed on seven elements of the bibliographic record. This study found that there were both similarities and differences among the various groups of participants, and there are indications that both support and refute the assertion that catalogers make decisions based on the constructs of time and cognitive ability. Future research is needed to be able to determine if bounded rationality is able to explain cataloger’s judgment; however, there are indicators that both support and refute this assertion. The findings from this research have implications for the cataloging community through the provision of training opportunities for catalogers, evaluating workflows, ensuring the proper indexing of bibliographic records for discovery, and recommended edits to RDA.
Date: May 2015
Creator: Hasenyager, Richard Lee, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries