cataloging, workflows, automation, tools
Technological advances in the library industry have opened doors for new approaches and techniques for efficiently managing, manipulating, and remediating metadata. However, the thought of automation can often bring visions of garbage in the catalog or, worse, job consolidation or loss. With the right balance of automation and manual review, catalogers and metadata experts can optimize workflows for efficiency and quality. This frees up time for other essential projects. Developing efficiency skills may also help increase productivity and excellence in current job duties and provide job advancement opportunities regardless of background. Using an ETD cataloging workflow as a case study, this presentation will discuss how existing metadata and tools like OpenRefine and MarcEdit can help improve efficiency in cataloging for both bibliographic and authority records.
Original Publication Citation
Lewis, Nicole. “Semi-automated Techniques and Tools for Efficiency: The Case of ETD Cataloging.” ALA Core Webinar. July 26, 2023.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lewis, Nicole, "Semi-automated Techniques and Tools for Efficiency: The Case of ETD Cataloging" (2023). Faculty Publications. 6914.
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
Harold B. Lee Library
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