Authority Control Interest Group (ALCTS/LITA) – May 2019 Report

Recent Activities

First Activity
Planning the program for ALA annual. The primary focus : In 2018, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) replaced its ILS with OCLC’s WorldShare Management System (WMS). As a part of the transition, LAC split its single, bilingual authority file Canadiana Authorities into separate English and French language files and joined NACO in order to manage its English-language authority records. This panel will discuss this national library’s history of bilingual cataloguing, the reason for the changes, and the attempt to ensure that the two files “talk” to each other.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
preparation for the 2020 ALA Midwinter conference.

The incoming chair is Lisa Robinson

Submitted by Martha Rice Sanders and Lisa Robinson on 05/23/2019