CatMet Management Group Minutes
March 4, 2009
Peter Bushnell, Jorge Gonzalez, Jimmie Lundgren, Hikaru Nakano, Nancy Poehlmann, Betsy Simpson, Doug Smith, Priscilla Williams, Hank Young, Naomi Young
Revised database procedure
The revised database cataloging procedure is posted in AlephPro.
Jorge and Jimmie discussed the management of our role in digital projects. Laurie Taylor created a spreadsheet that lists the UFDC digitization projects (see http://blogs.uflib.ufl.edu/digitization-projects/). Her list includes what the projects are about, how many projects there are, and who is responsible for the projects. Jorge and Jimmie recommended that a CatMet liaison be assigned to each project to keep track of the progress and give input to DLC as needed. In addition, Jorge plans to compile and maintain a central resource for digital projects that will include metadata requirements and various other details about each project, building on Laurie’s spreadsheet.
CMG agreed with Naomi’s proposal that serials work be distributed with less strict regard to specific subject unit divisions.
Peter shared handouts from the MLA conference, which highlight differences in records cataloged using AACR2 vs RDA.
Documents cataloging project
Details are being worked out re. the second pilot to analyze various aspects of the storage documents cataloging project (aka stodocs).
Kelli Schoneck, a staff member and FSU library school student, will intern in CatMet from May-August 2009.
OCLC reclamation project
Michele will get Judy’s approval to move forward with the OCLC reclamation project.
SUL Metadata Subcommittee
Naomi reported that the subcommittee is rewriting the CAGER guidelines.
The plan to migrate AlephPro to the library’s wiki platform is on hold. IT has set up a test instance of DRUPAL but still needs to do some testing and get signons working for staff.
Career Development Committee
Jimmie reported that the Career Development Committee is updating the handbook and welcomes suggestions.