***Please excuse the cross posting***

Please join the ALCTS CRS Holdings Information Committee at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 28th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S229. We have three presentations demonstrating three different perspectives on the manipulation and use of holdings data:

MarcEdit and OCLC Integration

Terry Reese, the developer of the MarcEdit software program, will discuss MarcEdit and current integration opportunities, focusing on the new OCLC Metadata API service. He will demonstrate how MarcEdit has been able to utilize that service to provide deep integration to support direct and local bibliographic editing of WorldCat data directly within MarcEdit, as well as support batch holdings management through the interface.  The presentation will discuss the current capabilities, some gaps, and how interested individuals could get started.

BIBFRAME, ISSN, and the Future of Serials

Regina Reynolds, Coordinator, U.S. ISSN Center, Library of Congress shares her thoughts about the ISSN and the future of serials description and access as we transition from MARC21 to BIBFRAME.  The future of the ISSN is intimately bound to the future of CRs. How are these resources changing, and what are some impacts of those changes?  The presentation will include a high-level view of changes in continuing resources, challenges faced by BIBFRAME in modeling serials, and an introduction of a model for serials, PRESSoo, developed by the ISSN International Centre and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Some potential benefits of a linked data approach to serials and other continuing resources will also be presented.

The AUDITOR and holdings verification

Josh Pyle, CTO and President of Dublin Six, will discuss holdings verification through the use of The AUDITOR software package. Installed on an institution’s network, The Auditor passively monitors all network traffic and makes libraries aware of every form of content that is being used and presents this information in COUNTER-style reports. The Auditor’s reports include content from every publisher on every platform, and also reports on content from open access or free information sources. Sophisticated click-stream analysis infers library holdings in real-time. Unexpected access denials, including broken links, are detected immediately.

We look forward to seeing you there!

On behalf of the ALCTS CRS Holdings Committee,

Violeta Ilik | Assistant Professor
Semantic Technologies Librarian
Office of Scholarly Communication
Texas A&M University Libraries
5000 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843

Tel. 979.862.4661 Email: vilik at