May 19, 2022

Webcast Recording: Metadata Differences in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications and OCLC: An Examination of GPO Practice

An audio recording and slides of a recently held GPO/FDLP Academy webcast is now available online and linked below.

Details about the presentation follow (via FDLP):

Duration: 55 minutes

Speaker: Donna Kraemer, Bibliographic and Metadata Librarian, GPO

Learning outcomes: This webcast covers a variety of topics regarding GPO’s practices in creating bibliographic data in OCLC and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Participants will hear a brief history of the CGP and learn about GPO’s Cataloging and Indexing (C&I) Program, cataloging treatment, and bibliographic maintenance practices for U.S. Government information products. The webcast also discusses GPO’s special cataloging projects for which metadata can only be found in the CGP. It concludes with a summary of GPO’s recent achievements in cataloging.

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