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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Automating Record Loading - An Implementation Story

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If loading record files is consuming more and more of your Library’s time and effort, learn from our experience in automating record loading at the University of Tennessee. Like most libraries, the University of Tennessee has loaded files of order and bib records into our ILS for years. In 2012 we automated this process by writing loaders that look for these record files and load them into our Ex Libris Aleph ILS without staff intervention. We began the project with Yankee Book Peddler, one of our major vendors, and the result has been positive and significant – with a few bumps in implementation. This presentation will cover the process from three perspectives – systems, vendor, and tech services. From a systems librarian, hear about writing the loaders - the decisions we made and factors we considered. From a vendor, see how vendors can support this kind of project and learn a few tips to make the process easier. From a tech services librarian, learn how Tech Services staff worked to implement the process, check the results, and revise our workflows. We’ll share the problems we encountered, and the changes that we - systems, vendor, tech services – made together to get the project on track.


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Maribeth Manoff

Head, Discovery & Technical Services, University of Tennessee
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Jim Shetler

Vice President, Library Technical Services, YBP Library Services
At YBP since 2004, Jim spent a year as Collection Development Manager before moving into the technical services operations role. He was promoted to Vice President in 2007. Jim possesses significant academic library experience coupled with vendor knowledge. Previously, Jim served as Assistant Head of Acquisitions and Serials Support Team Leader as well as Catalog Librarian for Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library. In addition, Jim has... Read More →
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Deborah Thomas

Research Collections Librarian, University of Tennessee
Deb Thomas has worked in both academic public and technical services.  She currently works on projects where collection development and technical services intersect.


Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Addlestone Library Room 122 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401