Melanie Jolynn McGurr, UL Electronic Services
Michael J Monaco, UL Electronic Services
As chair, Melanie McGurr, and vice-chair, Michael Monaco, of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Catalog and Metadata Management Section’s Catalog Form and Function Interest Group, they organized the interest group session at ALA in New Orleans. Mike helped with some of the planning and the slides and Melanie moderated the session. The presentation topics included right-sizing collections and making changes to your Integrated Library System at the Naples Regional Library, adding archival finding aids to the catalog with Marc Edit, and how the Dallas Public Library uses Linked Data. More than 80 people attended the session.
We also presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries Technical Services Interest Group, also at ALA. Our presentation was titled “Even You Can Afford Affordable Learning!: Grace Under the Pressure of Open Educational Resources” and followed the Technical Services workflow challenges faced when dealing with Open Educational Resource textbook processing.