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Guide to Cataloging SlotMusic Now Available

The Guide to Cataloging SlotMusic Based on AACR2 Chapters 6 and 9, created by the SlotMusic Cataloging Joint Task Force of the Music Library Assocation (MLA) and the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC), is now available on the Cataloging Tools, Training Presentations, and Other Publications (CAPC, Cataloging Policy Committee) area of the OLAC website.
Many thanks to the Task Force for all of their hard work:

Call for OLAC Conference Scholarship Applications

OLAC will award two Conference Scholarships that will provide funds for a member of Online Audiovisual Catalogers to attend the OLAC/MOUG 2010 Conference in Macon, Ga., October 15-17, 2010.

Any personal member of OLAC who has never attended an OLAC Conference is eligible for the OLAC Conference Scholarship.

Award Description:
The award amount will cover reasonable estimated costs for registration, lodging, travel, and meals up to $1,000.

OLAC meetings at ALA annual

OLAC - Exec. Mtg. Saturday, June 26, 04:00 pm 05:30 pm MAD-Mount Vernon A
OLAC CAPC MTG. Friday, June 25, 07:30 pm 09:30 pm WCC-149 A/B
OLAC Membership Mtg. Sunday, June 27, 04:00 pm 05:30 pm WCC-203A/B

OLAC Elections

The 2010 OLAC election ballot will be distributed by email on Monday, April 19, 2010. Only current personal members will receive an electronic ballot. If you do not receive a ballot on Monday, please contact:
Vicki Toy-Smith
OLAC Elections Chair
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0322
(775) 682-5601

OLAC's own Kelley McGrath wins Esther J. Piercy Award

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Kelley McGrath, cataloging & metadata services librarian (audio-visual) at Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., the winner of the 2010 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  The full press release is available on the ALA web site.

Julie Moore wins Nancy B. Olson award

On behalf of the Nancy B. Olson Award committee, it is my pleasure to announce that Julie Renee Moore, catalog librarian at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, is the 2010 recipient of the Nancy B. Olson Award presented by the OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.

LCSH Moving Image Genre-Form Heading

Thanks to Scott M. Dutkiewicz the LCSH Moving Image Genre-Form Headings, list has been updated through February 5, 2010 (List 5) it is available here as a PDF document or on Classification Web.

CAPC Meeting agenda available

The Online Audiovisual Catalogers/Cataloging Policy Committee Meeting will take place Friday, January 15, 2010 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Sheraton Boston, Republic Ballroom.  The meeting agenda is now available

OLAC Seeking volunteers for new Website Steering Committee

The Executive Board agreed at the meeting yesterday, to form a new Website Steering Committee to improve linking ability and to update information on the web-pages.  We are asking for two or three volunteers to work with the current President on this.  Next year the OLAC Past-president will take over these responsibilities so that there is both access to the executive board when needed and continuity on the Committee.  I am hoping that one person will volunteer for two years and one/two people will volunteer for a one year term.  If you would like to volunteer for this o

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