OCLC Cataloging Community Meeting

02 02 2024 | Virtual Event

The February 2024 session in this semi-annual virtual event series provided an opportunity to engage with panelists and fellow cataloging community members about initiatives to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in library metadata and hear from OCLC staff about updates to our cataloging products and services, WorldCat metadata quality and more.

Thank you to our speakers for their informative presentations and to all who were able to join the discussions.

Session recordings, slides, and links

Diversity, equity, and inclusion session

DEI in library metadata panel discussion:

  • Treshani Perera (University of Kentucky Libraries)—Harmful Language in Transcribed Titles: A Case Study  
  • Sarah Hoover (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)—"Use for works that exhibit hostility toward or bias against": Expanding and revising the Controlled Vocabulary for Rare Materials Cataloging

OCLC cataloging services and metadata quality updates

OCLC updates:  

  • Linked data and the integration of WorldCat Entities URIs into WorldCat 
  • Continuous efforts to enrich and improve WorldCat data and methods to update your local collection
  • Ways to optimize e-resource management, access, and visibility using Collection Manager 
  • Reminders for users of Connexion browser and the WorldCat Metadata API