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2011 NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative Survey: a preliminary review NTKN Cooperative Cataloging and Metadata Initiatives

June 09, 2011

 

Slide 2: 2011 NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative Survey: a preliminary review

Transportation Librarians Roundtable

Kimberley Edwards, FHWA Research Library
Patricia DeSalvo, VDOT Research Library
Paul Hernandez, U.C. Berkeley Transportation Library
Paul Burley, Northwestern University Transportation Library

Slide 3: Creation of the NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative

  • Idea for cataloging group proposed at the 2009 NTKN Meeting
  • NTKN Cataloging Initiative created in spring 2010

Slide 4: NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative members

  • Kimberley Edwards, FHWA Research Library
  • Danielle Aloia, National Transportation Library
  • Patricia DeSalvo, VDOT Research Library
  • Paul Hernandez, U.C. Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Paul Burley, Northwestern University Transportation Library

Slide 5: 2011 NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative Survey

  • Demographics
  • Current cataloging practices
  • Future needs/interests

Slide 6: 2011 NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative SurveyConduct of survey

  • Obtained addresses from the Library and Information Center Directory
  • Survey finalized in December 2010
  • Google Docs used as survey tool
  • Survey period: Mar. 2011-Apr. 2011

Slide 7: 2011 NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative SurveyPost-survey progress

  • Survey analysis by NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative Members
  • Report to TKNs, LIST, etc.
  • Future action for NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative under discussion

Slide 8: Miscellaneous comment"

"I am very glad you are surveying about this."

Slide 9: Survey responses

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Slide 10: Knowledge network membership

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Slide 11: Library types

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Slide 12: Library staffing

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47 respondents have full-time or full-time + part-time staff
•5 have no staff at all
•6 have only part-time staff
•Part-time staff includes interns, student workers, and temps.

 

Slide 13: OCLC membership
•39 (67.24%) are members of OCLC

 

Slide 14: Cataloging staff

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Of the 58 respondents 42 (72.4%) say they have a person on staff that does the cataloging.

Slide 15: Other sources of cataloging

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Sources of cataloging for organizations without a cataloger

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  • Parent organization
  • Affiliated organization
  • Non-catalogerOutsourced
  • No cataloger

Slide 16: OCLC usage

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Slide 17: Subject schema

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Slide 18: Other subject schema

Other subject schema used:

  • Internal subject headings (unspecified)
  • ITRD Thesaurus
  • Macrotesaurode transporte(Brasil)
  • UMTRI Subject Thesaurus (UMTRI)

Slide 19: Cataloging/metadata standards

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Slide 20: Cataloging/metadata standards

  • Adaptations of AACR2
  • Locally devised rules
  • EAD (Encoded Archival Description)

Slide 21: Digital repository interest

Would you be interested in ... a national transportation database such as NTLís Digital Repository?

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Of the 58 respondents 48 (67%) say they have an interest in a national digital repository

Slide 22: Shared digital repository
The transportation library community continues to have an overwhelming interest in a shared digital repository.

Slide 23:Cataloging/metadata community support

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Would you be interested in receiving help from or participating in an informal cataloging support/help group?

Of 57 respondents 38 (67%) say they have an interest participation in an informal cataloging support/help group.

Slide 24: Cataloging/metadata training

Tools for cataloging transportation resources

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Slide 25: Development of cataloging/metadata training tools

Would you be interested in participating in the creation or support of one of the above tools?

Of the 56 respondents 43 (77%) say they have an interest in the development of cataloging tools.

Slide 26: Non-catalogers and entry-level transportation librarians

Respondents includes, very broadly:

  • A large community of non-catalogers "charged" with some kind of cataloging, vs. transportation librarians who are primarily catalogers;
  • Entry-level librarians;
  • Librarians new to transportation as a subject domain

Slide 27: UTC born-digital documents"

Is there discussion of an overall strategy for collecting, preserving and providing access to the born-digital documents disseminated by the University Transportation Centers as well as major transportation-related advocacy groups and think tanks?"

Slide 28: Questions and comments

2011 NTKN Cataloging and Metadata Initiative Survey: a preliminary review