Mike Monaco

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Rank: Assistant Professor of Bibliography
Title: Coordinator, Cataloging Services
Department: Electronic Services
Office: Bierce 261B
Phone: 330-972-2446
Email: mmonaco@uakron.edu


Selected Works - bepress: https://works.bepress.com/michael-monaco/


Areas of Responsibility: Coordinates and manages cataloging projects; coordinates and prioritizes training and professional development for cataloging; catalogs materials.


Biography:

Born naked, illiterate, and unable to care for himself, Mike has largely overcome these obstacles and joined the University of Akron faculty in 2016. Before that he taught philosophy courses at Kent State University and Lakeland Community College, worked as a cataloger for John Carroll University, as a substitute librarian for Akron Public Library, and most recently as Senior Catalog Librarian for the Cleveland Public Library.


Education:

MLIS, Kent State University, 2001
MA, Philosophy, Kent State University, 1996
BA, Philosophy, University of Toledo, 1994


Published Works:

Cataloging and Metadata Committee -- Music Library Association (Open Access)
2019

Review of the MLA's CMC web site.
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Catablog
2018

Reveiw of CATABLOG, the blog of the Cataloging Section of the Art Libraries Society of North America
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Authority control without tears
2018

An overview of how records are stored in Sierra and how SQL queries can be used to extract data from the various index tables, followed by a practical process for extracting searchable phrases from the Headings Used for the First Time report in order to batch search and load authority records for those new headings.
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Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Create Lists: Matching and more
2018

A selection of tips for using Creating Lists in Sierra, including a more extensive explanation of using "Matching" with Regular Expressions
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Even You Can Afford Affordable Learning!: Grace Under the Pressure of Open Educational Resources
2018

Presentation on adding Open Educational Resources to the University of Akron catalog in support of the affordable learning initiative.
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Regular Expressions 101
2018

Review of the website Regular Expressions 101 as a tool for technical services librarians.
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Automating Authority Work
2018

Presentation on a procedure for automating the retrieval of authority records for unauthorized headings identified by the III and SirsiDynix ILS.
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OhioLINK Material Type Implementation @ The University of Akron
2018

Presentation on implementing the OhioLINK material type codes in the University of Akron's catalog
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Planet Cataloging
2018

Review of the Planet Cataloging blog aggregator.
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Authorities toolkit
2017

Review of Gary Strawn's Authorities toolkit software
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