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Cataloging & Metadata Council

The Cataloging & Metadata Council is one of five functional councils within the Library. For more information on the structure of library councils, see the Library Organization Chart.

Mission:
The Cataloging & Metadata Council is charged by and advises the Director of Cataloging. The Council is charged with ensuring alignment of shared cataloging standards, policies and procedures among OskiCat contributing libraries. The Council serves as a communication venue with the Library. Issues arising in the Cataloging & Metadata Council may be decided within the Council, by the Director of Cataloging, Director of Collection Services, or the Library Administrative Group, depending on the nature of the issue and its impact on the Library.

Charge:
Cataloging & Metadata Council is advisory to the Director of Cataloging in the following areas:

  1. Ensure the alignment of shared cataloging standards, policies, and procedures affecting our Millennium ILS, and other appropriate finding aids maintained by the Library
  2. Raise issues and problems with existing cataloging standards, policies and procedures and recommend solutions
  3. Review, evaluate and implement new national, UC-wide and local cataloging standards, policies and procedures
  4. Comment on UC wide, regional, or national cataloging initiatives
  5. Monitor national trends in cataloging theory and practice
  6. Respond to requests and problems identified by internal and external customers of the cataloging units, such as Next Generation Melvyl, NRLF, Library administration, Library councils, Subject Specialty Libraries, Affiliated Libraries, Integrated Library System—Steering Committee, BTECH, patrons, and staff
  7. Communicate with all staff about cataloging issues
  8. Advise the Director of Cataloging on cataloger training needs and recommend solutions and/or plans
  9. Validate, maintain, and make available Library-wide cataloging and related documentation written by the Council or from other sources.

Membership:
22 members to include representatives from: each of the Subject Councils; each self-cataloging OskiCat Library; Chair of BTECH; NRLF; Catalog Department: Monographic Cataloging; Serials Cataloging; Law Library; Library's Systems Office; Chair of the ILS-SC; the Director of Cataloging; and the Chair of the Cataloging & Metadata Council.

Term:
2 year term

Chair:
Amanda Barone, Head, Original Cataloging Division, Catalog Department

Roster:

Representative

Library/Unit

Term

Armanda Barone

Cataloging & Metadata Council, Chair

(ex officio)

Randal Brandt

Bancroft Library

(ex officio)

Jennifer Dorner

Social Sciences Council

2012-2014

Manuel Erviti

Arts & Humanities Council

2012-2014

Rita Evans

Transportation Studies

(ex officio)

Nancy Goldman/Michael Campos-Quinn

Pacific Film Archive

(ex officio)

Terence Huwe

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library

(ex officio)

Julie Jeffrey

Music Library

(ex officio)

Steven Moody

Integrated Library System Group - Library Systems Office

(ex officio)

Noriko Nishizawa

East Asian Library

(ex officio)

Nga Ong

Web Advisory Group

2012-2014

Trina Pundurs

Serials Cataloging

2013-2015

Charlotte Rubens

NRLF

(ex officio)

Lisa Rowlison de Ortiz

Director, Catalog Department

(ex officio)

Matthew Schmitz

Ethnic Studies Library

(ex officio)

Michael Sholinbeck

Sciences Council

2012-2014

Kai Stoeckenius

Catalog Department

2011-2013

Mark Takaro

Institute of Governmental Studies

(ex officio)

Gisele Tanasse

Media Resources Center

(ex officio)

Chris Tarr

Law Library

(ex officio)

TBD

Earth Sciences and Map Library

(ex officio)

Meeting schedule:
Third Tuesday every month, 1:30 - 3:00pm, 303 Doe Library

E-mail list:
cmcouncil[@lists.berkeley.edu]

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