OCATS: Ontario Cataloguing and Technical Services Interest Group

Our goals:

  • To be a networking community to share information about trends and changes
  • To be a space to share information between all library types: public, academic, special, school, etc.
  • To support increased metadata content at OLA
  • To support professional development

Code of Conduct:

OCATS is dedicated to providing a welcoming, professionally engaging, and safe experience for all participants. OCATS values the productive exchange of ideas and insights from our community and fosters an inclusive environment to discuss opportunities and challenges. Discriminatory language, actions, and imagery are not appropriate for any OCATS event, whether online or in a face to face environment.

OCATS does not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is understood as any behaviour that threatens another person or group or produces an unsafe environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Adapted from the Ontario Library Association Code and Code4Lib Creative Commons Conference Code

We meet:

Information sharing:

  • Let us know what your library is doing – do you have local processes that could be helpful to another library? Are there special projects you’re working on? Are you creating local LGTBQ2S+ headings, etc.?
  • Share your local headings or ontologies in a spreadsheet or in MARC format

Webinars and Presentations

Indigenous Subject Headings

RDA : Resource Description & Access

Join our listserv to ask questions or start a discussion:

Listserv administrator: Tammy Moorse, Hamilton Public Library

Site administrator: Kris Wawrzyniak, Toronto Public Library, kwawrzyniak@tpl.ca

Send submissions to: Kelly Buehler, Toronto Public Library, kbuehler@tpl.ca

Each institution will also have its own page. Currently there are two placeholders, one for HPL and one for TPL.