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PAARL
National Summer
Conference 2015
April 22-24
Cagayan de Oro City
catalogers
in the midst of digital
development:
chal...
changing cataloging landscape
(last 12-15 years)
late 1990’s – push to get internet
resources into the library catalog
ear...
getting internet resources into the catalog
FRBR –entity relationship model
FRBR user tasks:
• to find;
• to identify;
• to select;
• to acquire or
obtain access
FRBRized WorldCat
BFL Resolution no.
04, series of 2012
Now, therefore, the
Board resolves, as it
hereby resolved, to
prescribe and adopt
th...
linked data
how is this brave new data recorded?
•No “hand-hewn” records
•No “entry screen” in
BIBFRAME
•BIBFRAME experiments
to date ...
likewise …
emergence of institutional
repositories
metadata goes
mainstream
Metadata goes mainstream
Digital library collections
Digitized text
• Books, newspapers, journals …
Digitized images
• Photos, drawings, posters …
...
emerging …
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cataloguing-made-easy-scan-your-media-books-
more-into-your-library-with-your-ipho...
online survey
• March 15 – April 12
• 63 responses out of 100 sent
• Challenges & opportunities of catalogers
in the digit...
as to challenges …
•To what extent has technology usurped
the need for catalogers and the catalog
•How do you view catalog...
Extent to which technology has usurped
the need for catalogers & the catalog
0% 10% 20% 30% 40%
No extent at all
Less exte...
How (Philippine) catalogers are viewed in
the digital environment
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Not needed
Somewhat needed
Neede...
Challenges associated with cataloging
electronic/digital resources
0% 20% 40% 60% 80%
Unstable power supply/electricity
Ot...
Preparedness of cataloger in
metadata competencies and practices
•Not at all prepared or minimally
prepared
• Metadata sta...
How catalogers acquire skills that help
in cataloging electronic/digital resources
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Institut...
about RDA
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Yes, using RDA Toolkit online
Yes, using the RDA Toolkit print
Use documentation ...
Is cataloger using RDA Toolkit
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Yes, but unable to understand some
content
Yes, but unable t...
“analog people for digital dreams”
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2014/08/images/640...
putting an end to a long discourse…
http://s8.photobucket.com/user/chicwit/media/MadHattersTeaParty.jpg.html#
References
Cerbo, Michael A. (2011). “Is there a future for library catalogers,”
Technical Services Department Faculty Pub...
some questions to ponder
on
1. Is it possible that increasingly powerful search and
browsing tools, automated indexing too...
CATALOGERS IN THE MIDST OF DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
CATALOGERS IN THE MIDST OF DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
CATALOGERS IN THE MIDST OF DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
CATALOGERS IN THE MIDST OF DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
CATALOGERS IN THE MIDST OF DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
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CATALOGERS IN THE MIDST OF DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Annabelle P. Acedera
Lourdes College Cagayan de Oro

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CATALOGERS IN THE MIDST OF DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

  1. 1. PAARL National Summer Conference 2015 April 22-24 Cagayan de Oro City catalogers in the midst of digital development: challenges & opportunities Transcending Roles of Information Professionals: Going Beyond Concepts, Exceeding Expectations presented by Annabelle P Acedera
  2. 2. changing cataloging landscape (last 12-15 years) late 1990’s – push to get internet resources into the library catalog early 2000 – FRBR became buzzword 2003 (or later) – AACR3 or RDA 2007 – decision to organize RDA according to FRBR LoC transitioning away from MARC 2012 – Linked data?
  3. 3. getting internet resources into the catalog
  4. 4. FRBR –entity relationship model FRBR user tasks: • to find; • to identify; • to select; • to acquire or obtain access
  5. 5. FRBRized WorldCat
  6. 6. BFL Resolution no. 04, series of 2012 Now, therefore, the Board resolves, as it hereby resolved, to prescribe and adopt the “International Cataloging Principles” … and the “Resource Description and Access”… http://pcsweeney.com/2014/01/07/meh/
  7. 7. linked data
  8. 8. how is this brave new data recorded? •No “hand-hewn” records •No “entry screen” in BIBFRAME •BIBFRAME experiments to date use existing MARC data, and dumping it in
  9. 9. likewise … emergence of institutional repositories metadata goes mainstream
  10. 10. Metadata goes mainstream
  11. 11. Digital library collections Digitized text • Books, newspapers, journals … Digitized images • Photos, drawings, posters … • Sheet music • Maps Sound and moving images • Recordings, oral histories • Film Born digital material Scholarly preprints, data sets, dissertations Archived Web sites
  12. 12. emerging … http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cataloguing-made-easy-scan-your-media-books- more-into-your-library-with-your-iphone/ cataloging apps with your iPhone
  13. 13. online survey • March 15 – April 12 • 63 responses out of 100 sent • Challenges & opportunities of catalogers in the digital environment
  14. 14. as to challenges … •To what extent has technology usurped the need for catalogers and the catalog •How do you view catalogers in today’s digital environment •What are the most useful new technologies (hardware and software, etc.) in cataloging and metadata today. •What are the challenges associated with cataloging electronic/digital resources.
  15. 15. Extent to which technology has usurped the need for catalogers & the catalog 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% No extent at all Less extent Some extent Great extent A very great extent 0% 17% 17% 25% 38%
  16. 16. How (Philippine) catalogers are viewed in the digital environment 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Not needed Somewhat needed Needed Essential 0% 0% 6% 94%
  17. 17. Challenges associated with cataloging electronic/digital resources 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Unstable power supply/electricity Other Inadequate workflow Lack of adequate physical/bibliographic… Copyright challenge Lack of basic infrastructures License agreement Insufficient number of professional catalogers Lack of adequate ICT skills on the part of the… Web resources difficult to catalog Lack of understanding of computer language 0% 11% 24% 27% 27% 29% 30% 44% 44% 51% 67%
  18. 18. Preparedness of cataloger in metadata competencies and practices •Not at all prepared or minimally prepared • Metadata standards • Java and PERL script applications • Computer languages • Cataloging digital/online/electronic resources
  19. 19. How catalogers acquire skills that help in cataloging electronic/digital resources 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Institution allows short term trainings both in and out of the country Institution grants permission to obtain degrees in related courses Library engages in personnel sharing with other libraries Library organizes in-house trainings for catalogers Prefer to learn on the job Interacting with other catalogers from other institutions Engage in self development by reading related literature and constant practice Attending seminars, workshops and conferences regularly 25% 25% 51% 52% 52% 54% 56% 63%
  20. 20. about RDA 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Yes, using RDA Toolkit online Yes, using the RDA Toolkit print Use documentation taken… No, haven't yet 61% 9% 27% 9% 48% 53% 13% Is your library implementing RDA 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% No, haven't seen Yes, in other libraries Yes, my library creates records 0% 33% 67% Have you seen RDA records
  21. 21. Is cataloger using RDA Toolkit 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Yes, but unable to understand some content Yes, but unable to use at certain times because of power failure No, haven't yet Yes, using the RDA Toolkit print Use documentation taken online or from semianrs Use PAARL's RDA Handbook Yes, using RDA Toolkit online 9% 9% 13% 27% 48% 53% 61%
  22. 22. “analog people for digital dreams” http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2014/08/images/640_cataloging-the- world.jpg&imgrefurl=http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2014/08/books.cfm&h=427&w=640&tbnid=AQilQOV6Rvw GzM:&zoom=1&docid=jT27J0kdDONy5M&ei=KjkmVbPvDMG4uATryoGACQ&tbm=isch&ved=0CFsQMyhTMFM4y AE
  23. 23. putting an end to a long discourse… http://s8.photobucket.com/user/chicwit/media/MadHattersTeaParty.jpg.html#
  24. 24. References Cerbo, Michael A. (2011). “Is there a future for library catalogers,” Technical Services Department Faculty Publications, paper 41. http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/lib_tspubs/41 Chesler, Adam (2006). “Meeting the challenges of change,” Against the grain. v. 10, issue 2, article 10. Mitchell, Anne M., Thompson, J. Michael & Wu, Annie (2010). “Agile cataloging,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 48:6-7, 506-524. Rose, Mary Z. (2012). “The ship has sailed and we aren’t on it: how catalogers could support user tasks and why we won’t,” Journal of Library Metadata, 12:127-139. The Survey of Academic Library Cataloging Practices, 2013 edition. Primary Research Group, 2013. 226 pages.
  25. 25. some questions to ponder on 1. Is it possible that increasingly powerful search and browsing tools, automated indexing tools, and "intelligent agents" will obviate the need for catalogs? 2. What sort of digital materials should be cataloged? 3. How will digital catalogs differ from those we have today? Will these catalogs be based on existing standards such as MARC and RDA? 4. Will digital catalogs be maintained by professional catalogers or by laypeople? What skills will be needed to create these new catalogs? How will such skills be acquired?

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