Copy Cataloging Interest Group – December 2021 Report

Part of the Metadata & Collections Section

The group met 2-3 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
The Copy Cataloging Interest Group has met and frequently discusses programming initiatives. We are currently working on our programming for ALA Core's Virtual Interest Group week in March. The group wants to focus on current and continuing trends in cataloging, and how copy catalogers might practically apply these trends. To that end, the Interest Group is convening a panel of presenters to discuss how their institutions are utilizing linked data/non-MARC metadata in their copy cataloging work. Once Virtual Interest Group week concludes the Interest Group will meet again to discuss future initiatives and recruiting for new co vice-chairs.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Continuing Education

What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?
We will be working on finalizing our session for Core's Virtual Interest Group Week in March. Once this is complete, we will work on completing our reorganization of the Interest Group's Connect page, so that we can update it with any relevant documentation, meeting minutes, and previous presentations that are currently stored in a Google folder. This way, when the current co-chairs roll off, the new co-chairs and co vice-chairs will have easy access to all of the documentation of the Interest Group, without needing to change over Google folder permissions. The Interest Group will also work on recruiting new co vice-chairs for the upcoming year term, as well as any future programming the Group will want to do.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?

Submitted by Rachel Berman Turner on 01/18/2022