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Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. is an international organization for catalogers concerned with all types of nonprint materials. Through conferences, workshops, publications, and e-mail lists, catalogers exchange information and enjoy expert & practical advice on cataloging audiovisual materials.

Announcing Two New Best Practices Guides from OLAC CAPC!

The Online Audiovisual Catalogers Cataloging and Policy Committee (OLAC CAPC) is pleased to announce the publication of two Best Practice Guides – “Best Practices for Streaming Media Using RDA and MARC21” and “Best Practices for Cataloging DVD-Video and Blu-ray Discs Using RDA and MARC21.”

OLAC is on Flickr

OLAC now has a Flickr account to share photos from OLAC events. Check out our page to see photos as recent as ALA Midwinter 2015 as well as photos going back to the 2002 OLAC Conference.

LCGFT Updated

Thanks to Scott M. Dutkiewicz the LCGFT for Moving Image Materials, list has been updated through November 17, 2014 (List 11).

December Newsletter Now Online

The December 2014 (vol.34 no.4) issue of the OLAC Newsletter is now available in a downloadable PDF and The HTML version.

September OLAC Newsletter Available

The September 2014 (vol.34 no.3) issue of the OLAC Newsletter is now available in a downloadable PDF and The HTML version.

Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2015 Publication Awards nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services.   

Bylaws Revision 2014—Get Ready to Vote

Next week, you will receive a ballot asking for approval of the revised OLAC bylaws.  The vote will be a straight yes or no vote, with no voting on individual changes. 
An email message with this announcement and accompanying informational documetns was sent to OLAC-L on September 2nd.

OCLC-MARC Update 2014, Phase Two

OCLC has now implemented changes related to the OCLC-MARC Update 2014, Phase Two.  This includes the remainders of the MARC 21 Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings Updates No.

Nominations sought for the Nancy B. Olson Award

The annual Nancy B. Olson Award honors a librarian who has made significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of audiovisual cataloging.

Nominees shall have made contributions to audiovisual cataloging by:


Congratulations to Melissa Burel, Catalog Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, for being this year’s recipient of the OLAC Conference Scholarship!
Many thanks to the other applicants for taking the time to apply. There are a lot of catalogers doing great things out there.
See you in Kansas City!

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