OCLC Cataloging Community Meeting

3 February 2023 | Virtual Event

The February 2023 session in this semi-annual virtual event series offered updates on current topics of interest and ample opportunity for interaction with cataloging community speakers and OCLC staff. We started by discussing the essential work happening to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in library metadata; advancing cataloging workflows; and enhancing WorldCat metadata quality.

Session recordings, slides, and notes

Diversity, equity, and inclusion session

Getty Vocabularies: Unbiased and Inclusive Terminology and Other Issues

Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor, Getty Vocabulary Program, Getty Research Institute


The Latin American and Indigenous Peoples of the Americas funnel

Pamela Louderback, Professor/Broken Arrow Library Director, Northeastern State University

Sara Levinson, Latin American and Iberian Cataloger, Resource Description & Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

OCLC cataloging services and metadata quality updates

OCLC Metadata Services

Updates from the OCLC Metadata Services team about new and ongoing initiatives, including WorldShare Record Manager, WorldShare Collection Manager, and more.


Nonnative speaker required: WorldShare Record Manager makes adding quality non-English subject headings easy

TJ Kao, Head of Metadata Creation, University of California, Davis


Google Scholar in the WorldCat knowledge base

Diana Reid, Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian / Assistant Professor, University of Louisville 


OCLC Metadata Quality update

Updates from the OCLC Metadata Quality team about new and ongoing initiatives, including virtual AskQC office hours, data labeling project, BFAS updates, and more.