AskQC@oclc.org (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.
OCLC cataloging community meeting
This virtual OCLC community event provides an opportunity to hear about important work by community members and learn about OCLC cataloging and metadata services. Visit the OCLC cataloging community event page for information on upcoming meetings and to access materials from past meetings.
AskQC office hours
Join OCLC Metadata Quality staff to discuss WorldCat quality issues and cataloging questions.
Time and call-in information for AskQC office hours
AskQC office hours. Return here for notification of time and date changes.
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|The Lifecycle of a CIP Record
Join staff of the Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program to learn about the lifecycle of a CIP bibliographic record. CIP Program staff will describe the steps that catalogers take to create accurate prepublication catalog records as well as the ongoing updates that maintain record accuracy. They will also touch on publisher change requests and CIP e-book records. OCLC staff will discuss authorization levels as well as roles and permissions for editing CIP in the various OCLC cataloging interfaces.
|Tuesday, 13 February, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern
Thursday, 22 February, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern
|13 February registration
22 February registration
|Music Score Cataloging for the Uninitiated
Do you have minimal experience cataloging music scores yet are expected to catalog a growing backlog of them? Are you intimidated by the thought of cataloging a score when you never learned to read music? Morris Levy, OCLC’s liaison to the Music Library Association and the Music OCLC Users Group, will lead this session, which will include an overview of music cataloging resources, a review of relevant MARC fields, and examples from classical and popular music.
|Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern
Thursday, 21 March, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern
|12 March registration
21 March registration
|PCC and OCLC: Overview and what’s new
Representatives from the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and OCLC will engage the OCLC cataloging/metadata community in a discussion about working with BIBCO records. They will also give an overview on ways to participate in PCC programs, how to find documentation, and exciting changes in the works that are of interest to the broader community.
|Tuesday, 9 April, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern
Thursday, 18 April, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern
|9 April registration
18 April registration
|Who's Your Audience?: Ways to Record Audience in Bibliographic Records
Kate James will discuss ways to record the intended audience of a resource in bibliographic records. She will cover MARC fields such as 521 and 385, fixed field values, and the benefits of recording this information. There will be examples from commonly used thesauri for demographic group terms including LCDGT, ERIC, and ILO. This session is provided in response to user feedback from previous VAOH sessions.
|Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern
Thursday, 23 May, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern
|14 May registration
23 May registration
|Customizing MARC record delivery with Collection Manager
Does your library want to learn more about customizing MARC records delivered via Collection Manager? Would you like to learn more about customizing which MARC record changes generate WorldCat Update records? The Collection Manager Team will review these settings and answer questions regarding these features.
|Tuesday, 11 June, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern
Thursday, 20 June, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern
|11 June registration
20 June registration