I-CAT Team Meeting: January 7, 2013

Conference call

Members attending: Lori Murphy (DPU): Chair, Lynnette Fields (SIE), Dennis McGuire (COL), Deborah Morris (ROU), Kavita Mundle (UIC), Heather Parisi (DOM), John Whisler (EIU)

Members absent: Susan Gallagher (UIS), Catherine Suchy (JJC)

IUG liaison attending: Edith List (PRC)

CARLI Staff attending: Cathy Salika, Nicole Swanson

Old Business

  • Selection of minute taker
  • Minutes of the December 3rd, 2012 were approved as amended.
  • The group discussed the RDA webinars recently offered. Due to technical difficulties the second webinar “RDA for Cataloging Staff at I-Share Libraries” was not as successful as the first.  The presenters were able to re-record the session and the recordings were posted on the RDA resource page. While attendance was not taken and individuals who attended could not be individually contacted, Cathy did announce the posting of the improved webinar on all relevant CARLI listservs.
  • Lori summarized the recent RDA meeting at DePaul University on December 14th that she and Heather attended. She also discussed the Chicago-area RDA support group. At the meeting on the 14th, Marjorie Bloss presented an overview of RDA and Christopher Cronin discussed how University of Chicago implemented RDA cataloging.  Both sessions were helpful and informative.  The Chicago-area RDA support group is still in the infant stage as no formal schedule has been established, but most everyone in attendance on the 14th seemed interested in participating.  
  • Possible presenters for the Spring Forum on RDA for Original Catalogers were discussed.   Karen Snow(DOM), Kathryn La Barre (UIUC) and Christopher Cronin (UC) were suggested.  Cathy will work with CARLI to find a suitable speaker in compliance with University rules. 
  • Lori, Lynnette and Kavita will continue to work on the best practices document for Electronic bookplates and will have a first draft by the March 4th meeting. 

New Business

  • The group discussed the ICAT Interim recommendations for managing RDA data in I-Share document currently posted on the ICAT site.  Besides removing the word, interim, it was suggested the group review the document by the February 4th meeting.  Cathy will also have Paige Weston at CARLI review the document.

Standing Reports

  • IUG Report: The IUG met in December and discussed the possibility of hosting an in-person liaison meeting in the Chicagoland area in March.  As the liaison meeting is in preliminary planning stages, Edith will keep us informed of any new developments.

The next ICAT meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 4th, 2013 from 1:30-3:30pm.  Katherine Suchy will be the minute taker.

Meeting adjourned at 2:07pm
Submitted by Heather Parisi