NASIG 29th Annual Conference Taking Stock and Taming New Frontiers May 1-4, 2014 Ft. Worth, Texas
Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. NASIG welcomes anyone interested in the serials information chain. Inspired by the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG), NASIG held its first conference at Bryn Mawr College in June 1986. The annual conference, usually held in late May or June, offers a premier opportunity to meet others representing the diverse interests of the serials community and to hear speakers who are on the cutting edge of scholarly communication.
This presentation will summarize the approach to bibliographic metadata developed at the University of Michigan Library for journal articles published and archived in HathiTrust using the mPach toolset, which allows journal editors to create born-digital open-access journals and create their own metadata as a byproduct of the publishing process. Specifically, mPach allows a journal editor to convert edited manuscripts from common source formats such as Microsoft Word into JATS (Z39.96-2012) XML and embed structured metadata about the article and journal. Since HathiTrust currently uses MARC as its common-denominator metadata format, JATS metadata are automatically mapped to MARC fields, creating one analytic record per article but without normalizing to follow RDA rules for transcription from primary sources of information or creating entries according to name authorities. For each new journal, a serial record for the journal is created manually by a serials cataloger. This serial record and each analytic record for articles in that journal link to a "collection" for the journal built using the HathiTrust Collections feature.