Thanks for posting, Laura. I sent an email to the list last night clarifying
things, but it seems that the listserv ate my email. I'm hoping that the
listserv software gets indigestion from it. :cP
One thing that I do want to mention: Re: help - while we have a small army
working away, if you want to help pitch in with planning, you are more than
welcome to do so.
Perhaps someone can plan a "coding4catalogers" session, either here or at
another conference... there was some talk about doing a cataloging
unconference at ALA some time ago.
On Fri, 11 Nov 2011 09:57:30 -0800, Laura Smart <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>As a co-conspirator let me jump in here. In answer to Christine's
>question - yes. This is cataloging for non-catalogers - specifically
>geared to coders. Hence the subject line "Cataloging4Coders" (grin).
>I think people are somehow misunderstanding Becky's request for input.
>The idea is to further understanding of cataloger culture and
>cataloging concepts rather than teach "how to do descriptive
>cataloging in x standard." That would take way more than a half-day
>or one-day workshop. Plus there are already tons of great courses out
>there by SAA, ALCTS, SCTP, etc. I point the people interested in EAD
>in that direction for training.
>This CODE4LIB preconference would help coders deal with the metadata
>they've got. It's an explanation of why library metadata is the way
>it is rather than a how-to roll your own. The existing knowledge and
>skills of those wanting to attend will determine how detailed we get.
> We're are trying to get a sense of the background knowledge of
>potential attendees and the specific problems they encounter.
>Most definitely we also need a coding-for-catalogers session, but this
>Metadata Services Manager
>On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 6:46 AM, Christine Schwartz
><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi Becky,
>> Is this pre-conference going to be cataloging/metadata training for coders?
>> Christine Schwartz
>> Metadata Librarian
>> Princeton Theological Seminary Library
>>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>>> Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:14 AM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Cataloging4Coders @ C4L12 - We need your brains
>>> Hey folks,
>>> There's been increasing discussion and interest about cataloging around
>>> this community (and others like it) for quite a while. I found some
>>> co-conspirators and we are planning to propose a pre-conference on
>>> cataloging/library metadata creation geared towards the huddled code4lib
>>> masses (otherwise known as coders) who are yearning for knowledge of this
>>> Darkest of Library Arts.
>>> We need you help before we post our proposal. We realize that there's a
>>> wide range of cataloging knowledge and experience in the community, and we
>>> want to make sure that those interested get the most out of the
>>> pre-conference. If this pre-conference has perked your interest, can you
>>> help us in letting us know:
>>> - What experience do you have with cataloging/library metadata creation?
>>> - What do you want us to cover? Do you have any questions that you want
>>> This information will help us greatly in how we structure the
>>> pre-conference both in content and schedule. For now, we're planning a
>>> half-day pre-conference, but if there's enough interest between beginners
>>> and more experienced folks, we will consider offering two half-day
>>> preconferences in order to focus on specific participant needs.
>>> Feel free to ask questions as well - I'll try to answer them as best as
>>> possible given what our group has brainstormed so far.
>>> Thanks for reading,
>>> Official cat[aloger] herder
>>> Becky Yoose
>>> Systems Librarian
>>> Grinnell College Libraries
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