Library of Congress

Program for Cooperative Cataloging

The Library of Congress > Cataloging, Acquisitions > PCC > CONSER > CONSER AGENDA
Day 1 CONSER Orientation (West Dining Room, Madison Building, 6th floor)
8:30-9:00 Coffee and refreshments
9:00-9:20 Welcome and introductions
9:20-10:30 Panel discussion:  How CONSER works:  Pt. 1: In our libraries
Panelists: Sue Fuller, Ruth Haas, David Van Hoy, Kevin McShane, Kristin Lindlan
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Panel discussion:  How CONSER works:  Pt. 2: LC and OCLC
Panelists: Lucy Barron, Robert Bremer, Judy Kuhagen, Simone Jones, John Levy, Les Hawkins, Tom Yee
12:00-1:00 Lunch
Gather after lunch outside the West Dining Room where guides will lead you to break out sessions.
Breakout sessions repeated three times in the afternoon. See a description of discussion topics.
Each group will have a discussion leader and note taker.  Discussion leaders will be preassigned.  Notes are to be taken only for ideas to be shared with others, action items, etc.  A session can be skipped in order to work one-on-one with another individual.
1:00-1:50 Session 1

A.   Problems from home   (LM 508)
B.   CONSER workflow  (LM 509)
C.   CONSER cataloging issues (LM 501)
D.   SCCTP  (LM 513)
E.   MARC holdings (LM 547)
F.   Electronic serials: open discussion  (LM 515)


Session 2

A.   Problems from home   (LM 508)
B.   CONSER workflow  (LM 509)
C.   CONSER cataloging issues (LM 501)
D.   SCCTP  (LM 513)
E.   MARC holdings (LM 547)
F.   Electronic serials: open discussion  (LM 515)

3:00-3:45 Break with SRD catalogers   (LM 511)
3:45-4:30 Session 3

A.   Problems from home   (LM 508)
B.   CONSER workflow  (LM 509)
C.   CONSER cataloging issues (LM 501)
D.   SCCTP  (LM 513)
E.   MARC holdings (LM 547)
F.   Electronic serials: open discussion  (LM 515)

4:30-5:00 Wrap-up   (Serial Record Division, LM 511)
  General discussion on what we've learned; usefulness of the sessions, things we want to share with everyone.


DAY 2 CONSER and BIBCO   (Mumford Room, Madison Building 6th floor)
9:00 Welcome and introductions (Alford, Cristán, Hirons)

A. Warm-up discussion: Metadata, your library, and the PCC (Doc. A1)

10:00-10:30 Automation updates and discussion (Calhoun)
Automated classification (Doc. A2 )
Batchloading (Doc. A3 )
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Utilities updating and reporting from the PCC wish list (Doc. A4) (Bremer, Whitacre, Glazier)
11:30-12:00 B. Multiple manifestations: final report of the task force, discussion, and next steps (Doc. B1 )
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 C. Update on AACR2 revision and MARBI proposals (Doc.C1) (Hirons)
1:30-3:00 Implementing Integrating Resources: interim report of the task force, discussion, recommendations (Bross and Wright) (Docs., C2, C3)
3:00-3:20 Break

D. Standards

  • Core record follow-up (Caldwell)
  • Cross reference follow-up (Kay Guiles)
3:45-4:15 E. Training update and discussion (Hixson; for background see: Training Task Group reports available on SCT home page)
4:15-4:30 Wrap up
5:00 Leave for cruise; boarding 6:30-7:15


DAY 3 CONSER Meeting (West Dining Room)
8:45-9:15 Coffee
9:15-10:30 F. Discussion of MARBI proposals for multiple 260 fields and bibliographic level code "i", AACR revision, and documentation (Docs. F1 )
10:30-10:50 G. USNP and CONSER (Harriman, Hirons)
10:50-11:10 Break
11:10-12:00 H. Publication Pattern Initiative: discussion of goals and accomplishments, demos of techniques for adding patterns (Doc. H1 )
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 I. Serials and your OPAC

Is it time to rethink exceptions to MARC required by LC: (e.g., mandatory use of the 310 and 580 (with multiple 7XX fields)

Using linking fields to hotlink records for earlier/later titles

Other OPAC issues
1:45-2:45 J. E-serial issues

Use of PURLS or other mechanisms for maintenance of URLs (Bross)
(Doc. J1, Doc. J1A )

CORC and CONSER: what are we using it for? What are the implications?

Use of URL in other note fields (anticipating implementation) (Doc. J2)

Use of uniform titles for e-serials

OLAC report on terminology for title source notes, etc. (Doc. J3 (external link))

2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-3:30 K. CONSER visioning ideas: next steps, action items? (Doc. K1)

Should CONSER broaden its scope, for example to include non-English language, non-MARC, non-AACR2 records, or to include non-cataloging activities (e.g., indexing journals not covered by standard indexes)?

Are CONSER standards for quality and quantity a barrier to increased participation or retention of existing members? What other factors are potential barriers to CONSER participation and how can they be overcome?

Should CONSER more aggressively promote its expertise to others? Should CONSER have more interaction with publishers and developers of Web sites and if so, how? Is there also a bigger role for reference librarians or acquisitions librarians within CONSER?
3:30-3:45 Wrapup

[Further discussion on issues can take place in Serial Record Division; or participants may want to group for happy hour!]


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