Slavic Cataloging and Metadata Committee (SCMC)

Purpose

The SCM Committee studies and disseminates information about cataloging, metadata and classification of Slavic and East European materials in the online environment, and advises on and develops best practices for Slavic cataloging. The committee sponsors the administration of the Slavic Cataloging Listserv, SlavCat-list, which serves as a platform for the discussion of issues related to Slavic cataloging and metadata and is open to all.

The Committee also administers two important tools for Slavic catalogers:

SLAVIC CATALOGING MANUAL : outlines and explains best practices for descriptive and subject cataloging of Slavic materials and related authority work based on the current cataloging standard - RDA

SLAVIC SUBJECT AUTHORITY FUNNEL : promotes and facilitates the creation of subject authority records for all subjects relating to the cataloging of Slavic materials. The funnel provides a framework for proposing new subject headings for inclusion in Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and new classification numbers for Library of Congress Classification (LCC).

Roster of Members 2019-2020

Larisa Walsh (Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021) - University of Chicago

Brenda Carter (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021) - University of Pittsburgh

Leszek Czubik (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020) - Stanford University

Thomas M. Dousa (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020) - University of Chicago

Michael Gabe (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021) - Cleveland Public Library

Cammeron Girvin (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020) - Library of Congress

Geoff Husic (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021) - University of Kansas

James Kalwara (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020) - University of Colorado, Boulder

Alla Kroychik (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020) - University of Colorado, Denver

David Anthony Morris (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020) - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Christina Peter (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021) - Frick Art Reference Library

Adrienne Seely (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020) - Chicago Public Library

Past SCM Rosters

Current projects:

  • Ongoing revision of the Slavic Cataloging Manual
  • Establishing Slavic Cataloging listserv

Past projects:

  • Proposal to revise existing ALA/LC Macedonian Romanization Table See: Macedonian Romanization Table Proposal
  • Slavic Cataloging Manual Guidelines Working Group: to develop guidelines on the maintenance of the Slavic Cataloging Manual (new submissions, editing, handling inquiries, etc.)
  • Committee's name change

Recent documents:

ALA Midwinter 2020 Agenda https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CiFb--1Nmpn9EGeB4_7NJxev9lBc0oNN/edit

ALA Annual 2019 Minutes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-iu8_qXXdILSTF_QKyMLUCFV5njyhijs5GysvKnbJCk/edit

ALA Midwinter 2019 Minutes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mqIglnoyaak7KwYoYw-H3T64fdkMilyfh8upUQUNO1I/edit

ALA Annual 2018 Minutes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WYmkjG_Aoj80bgzKbtY_-pQzbdF9HShqazQfJM-pLd4/edit?usp=drive_web&ouid=117695824637416900634