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Friday, November 4 • 10:10am - 11:00am
Singing a Different Tune: Moving the Traditional Cataloging Skill Set into non-MARC

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K-State Libraries’ Metadata, Preservation & Digital Initiatives department historically has not had an operational workflow that combines aspects of copy, original and non-MARC cataloging. The main reason for this is that non-MARC cataloging is project-based not operational, meaning there is a beginning and end date. Copy and original cataloging on the other hand is mostly operational, meaning it is ongoing work that has no set end date. So the question is how can librarians combine these two very distinct types of workflows to create another type of operational workflow that can be added to the staff’s regular duties without taking time away from their primary responsibilities? The answer is a hybrid workflow that merges aspects of copy, original and non-MARC cataloging that is flexible enough to be adapted to different materials, mainly primary resource from special collections and university archives that might come through this operational/project-based workflow. This workflow would only be utilized by staff when they have time, need a break from their regular duties, and/or when there is down time when staff cannot do their regular duties. The first type of materials to go through this workflow were handwritten theses, 1896 to 1925, from special collections and archives that had not been cataloged. The presenter will use this experience to demonstrate the different phases of the workflow, and how it provides access and information to more primary resources for students and faculty.

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Brandy Brady

Asst. Library Director, Collection Development, Northwest Missouri State University


Amanda Harlan

Metadata Librarian, Kansas State University

Friday November 4, 2016 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B