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Metadata and Collections Section

Metadata and Collections Section


The Metadata and Collections Section supports: Sharing best practices and knowledge in work areas that support collections and discovery; Identifying best practices for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the development and description of collections; Creation and input on standards and best practices for selection, acquisition, description, access, and preservation of information resources; Preservation of both print, media, and digital resources.

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  • Mullin, Casey; Anderson, Karen; Bitter, Colin; Cavalear, Lisa; Deng, Sai; Hovde, Sarah; Li, Mingyan; McGrath, Kelley; Olson, Jennifer; Peter, Christina; Rendall, Robert; Riley, Candy; Robare, Lori; Schiff, Adam (ALA Core Subject Analysis Committee, 2022-03-25)
    This document describes a set of best practices for implementers1 wishing to apply LC faceted vocabularies, using purpose-built fields in the MARC 21 bibliographic format, retrospectively to library catalogs, utilizing ...
  • Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee (Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee, 2021-01)
  • SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies; Mullin, Casey; Anderson, Karen; Contursi, Lia; McGrath, Kelley; Prager, George; Schiff, Adam (ALA Core Subject Analysis Committee, 2021-06-11)
    This document describes best practices for encoding the date(s) of creation of works and expressions in bibliographic descriptions.