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Find current AskQC office hour recordings and supporting materials. (Ask Quality Control) is the longstanding email address to which catalogers can send questions to OCLC Metadata Quality staff about cataloging policies, standards, and practices.

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Topic Day/time (eastern) Toll-free call-in number Registration link
Cataloging Rare Materials Defensively

The eighth and final “Cataloging Defensively” presentation is designed to provide background about how OCLC’s Duplicate Detection and Resolution (DDR) software deals with WorldCat bibliographic records created for rare and archival materials. The webinar will help catalogers use MARC 21 and the instructions in RDA to the best advantage in making sure that DDR performs appropriately when encountering a record that is legitimately unique according to the descriptive conventions.
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern

Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 4:00 PM Eastern

US/Canada: 1-877-668-4490
UK: 08-002061177

June 6 registration

June 15 registration
Debiasing Dewey: Righting the past by rewriting the classification

OCLC is working to address historic biases in the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and ensure its continuing relevance. Hear from senior editor Alex Kyrios and editor-in-residence Kathryn Becker about some of the work in recent years, especially on topics related to LGBTQ people.
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern

Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM Eastern

US/Canada: 1-877-668-4490
UK: 08-002061177

July 11 registration

July 20 registration

June 2023: Cataloging Rare Materials Defensively