2019 ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee (CAC) Annual Meeting Report

The CAC held their annual meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 12:30pm in the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City during the ARLIS/NA 2019 Conference. The meeting was attended by members of the Committee, as well as approximately twenty ARLIS/NA members. CAC members for the 2019-2020 year are: Andrea Puccio (Chair, 1st year), Bronwen… Continue reading 2019 ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee (CAC) Annual Meeting Report

Call for proposals

Greetings, Catalogers (and Cataloging-Enthusiasts): As you’ve likely already gathered, proposals are needed for the ARLIS/NA 2020 Annual Conference, “Preserve, Enhance, Reimagine” April 21-25 in St. Louis.  The deadline is Sunday June 16. To ensure that relevant/enticing cataloging content is represented in the overall program, please consider submitting a proposal or contributing ideas of what you’d… Continue reading Call for proposals

2019 ARLIS/NA Cataloging Section Meeting Recap

The Cataloging Section met for its annual meeting March 28, 2019, led by Emily Walz in the Envoy Room of the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City. At least 28 members attended.   The meeting began with the introduction of Emily Walz, Librarian in the Art & Architecture Collection at the New York Public Library,… Continue reading 2019 ARLIS/NA Cataloging Section Meeting Recap

New Best Practice Recommendation from CAC

The ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee has produced the below best practice recommendation for exhibition notes: Best Practice for Recording Exhibition Notes in MARC The ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee recommends using the 500 field, rather than the 518 or 585, to record exhibition information such as dates and venues. We reserve the use of the 585… Continue reading New Best Practice Recommendation from CAC

Cat Section Annual Meeting Agenda (2019)

Get ready to meet and mingle with your cataloging colleagues! The Cataloging Section will meet this year at the ARLIS/NA annual conference in Salt Lake City at the Grand America Hotel, on Thursday, March 28 at 8 AM. For the most up-to-date information on time and location, refer to the conference Sched. A limited number… Continue reading Cat Section Annual Meeting Agenda (2019)

Turning a Gifted Backlog into a Multifaceted Valuable Resource

By: Patrick J Raftery Jr Patrick J Raftery Jr is Senior Library Associate: Technical Services, at The Thomas J Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Backlogs are quite the norm within cataloging and technical services departments. Workflows attempt to manage the processing of materials in a timely fashion. Efforts are put forth to avoid… Continue reading Turning a Gifted Backlog into a Multifaceted Valuable Resource