NYLI’s Technical Services Librarian, Eileen Dolan will be a guest speaker at an AALL Annual all-day pre-conference workshop titled Metadata Magicians’ Secrets Revealed: Basic Legal Cataloging on Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Speakers and moderators include:

  • Coordinator/Speaker(s): Keelan Weber (she/her/hers) Head of Technical Services Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc., New Jersey, United States
  • Moderator/Coordinator(s): Joni Lynn Cassidy (she/her/hers) President/Co-owner Cassidy Cataloguing Services
    Rockaway, New Jersey, United States
  • Speakers:
    • Eileen Dolan Technical Services Librarian
      New York Law Institute
      New York, New York, United States
    • Joseph P. HingerDirector of Global Legal Content Initiatives
      Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
    • Cate KellettCatalog & Government Documents Librarian
      Yale Law School
      Hamden, Connecticut, United States
    • Jason LeMay (he/him/his)Associate Law Librarian for Collection Services
      Emory University School of Law
    • Jackie Magagnosc (she/her/hers)Cataloging and Continuations Management Librarian
      Cornell University Law Library
      Ithaca, New York, United States
    • Lauren Seney (she/her/hers)Associate Director and Head of Resource Access & Discovery
      University of Colorado Law Library
    • Ryan TamaresHead of Collection Services
      Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford Law School

This workshop is intended to be a cataloging overview that focuses on the basics of the craft, with special attention to the subject area of law and legal materials. As some library and information science programs no longer have a course in beginner cataloging, we wanted to offer it as a function of our professional association. This workshop will include a breakdown of the Library of Congress KF Classification schedule, law-related Library of Congress Subject Headings and subdivisions, construction of statements of responsibility, management of serials, MARC21 basics, and batch-loading basics.

Target Audience:

New and experienced catalogers alike will benefit from this workshop.

It will appeal to newer catalogers and technical services staff who have not had formal training in legal resources cataloging. Experienced catalogers who would like to update their skills will find this workshop to be an excellent opportunity. Catalogers who are working alone would gain valuable day-to-day expertise in their position, and have the opportunity to build their connections with fellow catalogers and potential mentors. All attendees will benefit from the instruction provided by our presenters who are experts in the field. It would be ideal for the attendee to have basic cataloging knowledge, but not necessarily for legal materials.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to immediately and confidently apply newfound knowledge to catalog legal materials using best practices, RDA guidelines, and essential cataloging resources like ClassWeb Plus.
  • Participants will be able to resolve unique legal cataloging issues in-house, catalog monographs and serials, address cataloging backlogs, perform e-resource batch loading, and recognize common errors that can lead to bigger problems.
  • Participants will be able to evaluate commercially produced MARC records before loading them into their ILS or discovery platform.

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