Technical Services Staff Information

Database Improvement and Discoverability (DIAD) Policy Team was Database Management and Standards Committee (DMSC). Changes will take effect in 2018. 

Charge: Focuses on metadata as it relates to integration between shared systems and local systems, authority work, database integrity and impact of displays and searching of metadata on end users in shared or integrated systems. Responsible, as appropriate, for evaluating OhioLINK central and contributing ILS/LMS systems as they relate to managing shared metadata.

Expertise of Team Members: Catalogers, systems staff, technical services staff with the appropriate knowledge of cataloging, database standards, and cross‐platform integration. It is strongly recommended that there be consistent input from public services staff and staff with UX or usability training whenever a change is made that affects end users, or that Deans and Directors consider appointing a team member from their institution with relevant expertise.


Quick links:

What technical services librarians should know about OhioLINK:

About the OhioLINK Central Catalog

Matching algorithm

Catalog Error Reporting Procedures and Form

Cataloging Electronic Resources

OhioLINK provided e-resource record information & cataloging schedule*

Local Holdings in Central

Tables of Contents and Other Catalog Enrichment

About the OhioLINK Office Catalog for EJC holdings

OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository

Electronic Resource Documents*

Committee documents:

ILS Request for Information Responses* (OStaff login required)

Encoded Archival Description: EAD Task Force

OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Task Force Report*

Collaborative technical services: CollaboraTeS Toolbox

Metadata Task Force (2003-2006)

Reinventing OhioLINK and DMSC*: Initiatives of Interest to DMSC (2008)

Training Materials: Core Competencies (2008)