CatMet Management Group Minutes
October 3, 2012
Attendees: Peter Bushnell, Jane Anne Carey, Jimmie Lundgren, Hikaru Nakano, Betsy Simpson, Doug Smith, Priscilla Williams, Naomi Young
CMG discussed plans for training and migrating to RDA.
Outstanding issues include:
- Correcting USF MARCit records
- Initiating UPD-Y for authorities
- Setting up authority reports
- Addressing record load problems (e.g., Serials Solutions, Summon)
- Expediting GenLoad profile approvals
- Preparing ETD files (although this workflow is in the process of being migrated to DLC)
- Fixing DN LKR links
- Fixing higher level cataloger problems with holdings
Jane Anne cautioned that the duplicate records reports may include records that have been revised to describe other editions. It's important to check OCLC to make sure that the OCLC record in Aleph has the matching information (e.g., date, publisher)
In addition to Melanie Davis's ILL presentation, the agenda will include updates from Rachel, planning for RDA, and announcements.
It's time to do the annual update of the uncataloged inventory. Betsy will send the 2011 list with assignments to CMG.
Plans are underway to change the ETD workflow so that the grad school file goes to DLC rather than FLVC. DLC will provide a MARC file for Cataloging to load and revise.
ALF Managers meeting
Lois Widmer invited Cataloging to send a representative to the ALF Managers meetings. This is a great opportunity to build on the Stocat meetings and keep communication channels open between ALF and the department.
Naomi and Betsy confirmed with the Branch Chairs to route serial backorders/gifts to the branches for the branches to determine if binding is warranted because it is not feasible for CatMet to request a decision on a title by title basis. Cataloging will create/update holdings and leave item record creation and barcoding to the branches. Naomi may pursue the reformation of a branch print serials group.
Library task forces
Naomi was nominated to serve on a task force on diversity.
Cataloging will consult as needed with the new Data Management/Curation Task Force, chaired by Cecilia Botero.