In Milwaukee we decided we needed a metadata standard that is interchangeable between folks who work as barefoot librarians and academic and public libraries.
Last year (2014 in NC): we will have breakout groups. Since September we’ve had a core group (Jenna, Milo, Honor, Rhonda, Alyssa, Eric, Christina), and we’ve had teleconferences/work sessions every 2 weeks
Notes are all on etherpad: http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/zineunioncatalog
Current conversation: we’re ready to start building a union catalog and wondering what that means:
Soliciting funds for server space ($140 of $240 annual fee through in-house fundraising)
Taking xxZINECORExx and mapped it to Dublin Core terms. Currently lives at GitHub: https://github.com/MiloQZAP/xZINECOREx , https://github.com/MiloQZAP/xZINECOREx/blob/master/MAP/MAP_1.csv
Each of the fields has a scope note in the field.
Things that got codified during our work:
Genre terms in terms of Content and Form of material:
Form vs. Content:
Type, carrier type: print, audio, video, e-zine
Content: subject matter (e.g., cook zine, diy zine, do we want hierarchies?, fanzine, literary zine) –> we need to work on equivalencies and/or hierarchies… e.g., Parent zines and sub topic: mama zine, papa zine
Genre form: 24-hour zine, APA zines (Amateur press association)
We would like to have a preferred term for things that is local to an institution but refers to the preferred vocabulary term.
Pull from different vocabularies like local taxonomies
Anchor archive vocabulary is already accessible via linked open data (thanks to: ____ — please fill in the name?)
There was a need for scope notes to allow for inclusive catalog with different vocabularies so we added scope notes for terms for disambiguate
Difference institutions will share all their information — collection metadata that will be ingested into the union catalog. In local catalog, there may be more or less fields but can be individualized for a local library. In essence, every record will probably need to be touched at the local level.
Question: a lot of zine libraries haven’t cataloged all their zines. It’s a great resource but it would be great for crowd-sourcing. Yes… this is cooperative cataloging — you add titles and you can download your titles too.
small archives that don’t have professional archivists and this might help folks who don’t have staff to catalog — we could help with technical aspects or funding, even. Scope notes should help to make the ease of access without a lot of training. Should be able to prepopulate and make it easily ingestible.
Serials vs monographs — flexibility to use the metadata and tweak it to work in their own collection. Like use a serial record even if you only have one of the issues.
We don’t have a lot of required fields so if you have minimal data, you can still participate.
Provenance to the cataloging itself: We would have institutional/administrative metadata so we could tell who created the record.
Platform to use? We will probably start that this afternoon… might be one that already exists (Collective Access? or our own?) — need some tech consultations starting tomorrow too.
**Need linked data specialist, technical folks. We will share the link to the email listserv. http://lists.qzap.org/listinfo.cgi/zlunioncat-qzap.org
**Outreach would be super important — make a zine about it. Jude is moved by all this work by all this content and its creators. Resources: making the most of all of our resources and so are all of the people who work on them, makes it that much more powerful.
**Sequel to xxZINECORExx zine that Milo did a few years ago.
Allison at U. of Florida: published an article on cataloging zines in RDA: project of articulating why what we do as cataloging zines matter — if you already know the theory and need to share the greater work and empower people to use the great knowledge they have of their collections and how that enriches the greater knowledge of the collective collections of everyone.
** show locations of zines like worldcat but not evil.
**Readerware (?) separate databases for books and periodicals and zines are subhierarchy of periodical. 2009 link to what is a zine and what is not a zine. Jenna to post on twitter now. Zine vs. chapbook? Has an ISSN? Not a zine. http://zinelibraries.info/2009/03/18/not-a-zine/
What do we consider a zine? Fanzines? (Riverside that focus on scifi zines).
NEXT STEPS: we might be at the point for needing a tech consultant to guide group toward grants to apply for.
human resource: coding/paying for work; how do we communicate to let everyone work outside of silos.
Jude: wants to work on zine vol. 2 whenever that happens/matters
***How do we keep updated? we don’t post much on the listserv, should we? Or should we post a summary of zineunioncatalog meetings to the zinelibaries.info and provide a link to the listserv as well… as long as we include pictures of cats.