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Kathy Glennan

Librarian IV
Head, Original & Special Collections Cataloging
 
kglennan@umd.edu
301-405-9331
Collection Services
2200 McKeldin Library
7649 Library Lane
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Kathy Glennan
 

Kathy Glennan currently serves as the Head of Original & Special Collections Cataloging and as UMD’s NACO Coordinator. She has over 30 years of experience cataloging scores and audio recordings, commencing in 1985 with a one-year NEH grant funded position at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, then located at the University of Southern California. She subsequently became USC’s music cataloger, a specialization she held until moving to a similar position at the University of Maryland in 2005. She holds a master’s degree in Library Science from UCLA, and a B.A. with Distinction in Music from Swarthmore College.

Nationally, Kathy is a member of the Music Library Association (MLA), where she has served as a member and later as the chair of: the MARC Formats Subcommittee, the Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee, and the Bibliographic Control Committee. She became active in ALA, serving for four years as the MLA liaison to MARBI (the Machine Readable Bibliographic Information Committee), and later on CC:DA (the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access), as a liaison or as a voting member for over fourteen years. She also served as a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s Standing Committee on Standards for a three-year term. In 2012, she chaired the Task Group to Formulate or Recommend PCC/NACO RDA Policy on Authority Issues.

Since 2005, Kathy’s professional contributions and scholarship have focused on the development of RDA: Resource Description and Access, with a special emphasis on music cataloging instructions. Based on her expertise and ability to grapple with issues beyond those affecting music resources, she was appointed to two task groups for the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC): the Appendices Working Group and the RDA/MARC Working Group.

In recognition of her contributions and leadership skills, she served as the ALA Representative to the JSC (later renamed the RDA Steering Committee, or RSC) from 2013-2017. In this role, she interpreted RDA instructions, identified problems, and shepherded change proposals from ALA to improve RDA. She also contributed to the implementation of a new governance model for RDA, including the establishment of the North American RDA Committee, for which she served as a founding member in 2018. In late 2017, the RDA Board appointed her the RSC Chair-Elect; she commenced her 4-year term as RSC Chair in January 2019.

Kathy has given numerous presentations on RDA, FRBR, LRM, and MARC Formats issues, including four ALCTS webinars relating to RDA; she also spoke during the 2017 ALCTS Exchange. Many of her RDA-related presentations are available on the RSC website. She authored an article in the March 2012 issue of the Music Library Association’s quarterly journal Notes, “The Development of Resource Description and Access and Its Impact on Music Materials.” She continues to speak about RDA to various professional organizations throughout the country and internationally. In June 2018, she received an ALCTS Presidential Citation recognizing: her outstanding leadership, contributions, and service as the ALA Representative to the RSC; her willingness to provide informational and practical presentations on RDA to the broader cataloging community; and serving as an exceptional leader in the constantly evolving areas of description and metadata.

Selected presentations

Feb. 2019  The New Expression of RDA (not RDA 2.0)
Presentation at Music Library Association Annual Meeting

Feb. 2019  The New RDA Toolkit: Everything Has Changed -- or Has It?
Presentation at Music OCLC Users Group meeting

Jan. 2019    New Ways of Working? The RSC in the Post 3R Era
Presentation at RDA-sponsored meeting, ALA Midwinter 2019

Jan. 2019   Getting Beyond Beta
Presentation at RDA Update Forum, ALA Midwinter 2019

Nov. 2018   Evolution of the RDA Toolkit and Its Impact on Catalogers
Keynote address at Amigos Library Services online conference, The Future of Cataloging: RDA, Linked Data, and More

Oct. 2018   Recording Methods, Transcription, and Manifestation Statements
Presentation at half-day conference, The Redesigned RDA Toolkit: What You Need to Know to Get Ready, Montréal, Quebec

June 2018   Using the New Toolkit: Creating a Personal Name "Authority Record"
You-tube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZUbDbrE24I
Presentation at ALA Annual 2018 Preconference, A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit

May 2018    RDA: Communities, Communication, and Collaboration
Presentation at LD4 Workshop

Feb. 2018    RDA, Linked Data, and the 3R Project
Presentation at PCC Participants’ meeting, ALA Midwinter 2018

Feb. 2018    Instantiating LRM in RDA
Presentation at FRBR Interest Group meeting, ALA Midwinter 2018

Dec. 2017    Rethinking, Restructuring & Redesigning RDA
Presentation at Fall 2017 Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians meeting, The Road Ahead: Trends in Cataloging and Metadata

Nov. 2017    Update on the RDA 3R Project (slides) (recording)
ALCTS webinar

May 2017    RDA Toolkit 3R Project: Incorporating the 4-Fold Path 
Online presentation, given as part of the ALCTS Exchange

Jan. 2017     RDA Developments of Note
Presentation at Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access meeting, ALA Midwinter 2017

Mar. 2016   A Fresh Look at the Jim Henson Collection – Via RDA and Linked Data
Presentation at Music OCLC Users Group meeting

Feb. 2014    RDA: Revising, Developing and Assessing, or, How the Instructions Evolve
ALCTS webinar

Oct. 2011     RDA Basics: Scores
ALCTS webinar

Oct. 2011     RDA Basics: Sound Recordings
ALCTS webinar

 

Workshops (planned, facilitated, and presented)

Feb. 2017    The Beat Goes On-athon: Creating Linked Data for Music with RIMMF
6-hour pre-conference workshop for the Music Library Association

Mar. 2016   RDA in Many Metadata Formats (RIMMF) and Linked Data: Lenny-a-thon!
1.5 hour hands-on session during Music Library Association Annual Meeting

Oct. 2012     RDA and Sound Recordings—A Cataloging Workshop
3 hour workshop, Music Library Association Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting

Feb. 2011    RDA: A Hands-On Interaction
Music Library Association Annual Meeting Pre-conference
Glennan presentations:
Introduction  
Title and statement of responsibility  
Edition statement  
Publication statement 
Extent, Carrier, Media, Content, Series 
Descriptive elements and notes