The June 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. The second half of the meeting focused on OCLC product updates and enhancing WorldCat metadata quality.
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names – An Overview of the Processes for Approving Geographic Names for Federal Use
Betsy Kanalley, Geospatial Products and Services Program Manager, USDA Forest Service
Reparative Geographic Name Changes: Case Sutidies in Cataloging
Kate James, Program Coordinator, Metadata Engagement, OCLC
Queering the Catalog: SACO Gender and Sexuality Funnel
Margaret Breidenbaugh, Library Specialist, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Maya Espersen, Cataloging Coordinator, Aurora Public Library (Colorado)
Rapid Harm Reduction Through Locally Defined Subjects in WorldCat Discovery
Grace McGann, Associate Product Manager, Delivery Services, OCLC
OCLC Metadata Services
Updates from the OCLC Metadata Services team about new and ongoing initiatives, including Linked Data, Connexion, WorldShare Collection Manager and WorldCat knowledge base, and WorldCat Metadata API.
OCLC Metadata Quality update
Updates from the OCLC Metadata Quality team about new and ongoing initiatives, including merging in Record Manager, DDC enrichment, data labeling project update, virtual AskQC office hours, and celebrating Jay Weitz's retirement.