OCLC cataloging community meeting
JUN 21

OCLC cataloging community meeting

This virtual community event provides an opportunity to hear about important work by community members and learn about OCLC cataloging and metadata services.

This free, virtual event promises to be informative and engaging and we’d be delighted to have you join us. 


Part one highlights an initiative to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in library metadata. In part two, OCLC staff will share updates on our cataloging products and services.   
DEI in library metadata panel discussion:  
Increase religious equity by reclassifying Dewey 200s  
In 2019, OCLC provided an alternate arrangement for the Dewey Decimal Classification system’s religion section (200s), which organizes religious subjects more equitably by chronology and geography, rather than centering on Christianity. You’ll hear from OCLC about the new arrangement, and from two public libraries that implemented it. You’ll also get tools to make it easy to increase access and equity in your collection by doing the same.  

  • Emily McDonald, Lawrence (Kansas) Public Library
  • Elizabeth McKinstry, Springfield (Massachusetts) City Public Library
  • Matthew Vasquez Jaquith, Springfield (Massachusetts) City Public Library 
  • Alex Kyrios, OCLC

OCLC updates:

  • Learn about OCLC’s linked data strategy and how we’re integrating linked data into current and future cataloging workflows. We’ll also discuss OCLC Meridian and how we’re incorporating WorldCat Entities linked data into various library datasets for use in cataloging and discovery. 
  • Hear about how WorldCat records are continually enriched and how you can automatically receive the updated records to use in your catalog. 
  • Discover how recent WorldShare Collection Manager enhancements can support and simplify your e-resource workflows.  

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21 June 2024


2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]