32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Reshaping Cataloging Workflows

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As technology rapidly develops, scholarly publications have become diverse in format and access methods. For example, scholarly publications can be purchased from vendors, or published as open access publications. Additionally, there are free resources available from portals and repositories such as HathiTrust and the Internet Archive. Although these advances in information technology and the abundance of available digital resources are welcomed by many, it also presents challenges for libraries’ cataloging workflows. To make these resources accessible to users, libraries have been trying to find the best ways to integrate the metadata for these resources into their systems, or to make them discoverable via their discovery services. However, since these resources are available from many different sources, identifying available resources and keeping track of newly available resources becomes a difficult task. In terms of cataloging, because each vendor and repository has its own way of publishing new resources, creating URLs, and updating and managing links, libraries need to set up a separate workflow that only work for each vendor or repository. The inconsistency of publishing practices often forces libraries to manually check and update links that have already been ingested into their cataloging systems, which ultimately affects the user experience in accessing resources. This session examines challenges in cataloging electronic resources, including digital scholarly publications, and suggests possible workflows to help enhance access to and manage these resources, both in libraries and vendors.


Myung-Ja (MJ) Han

Metadata Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Myung-Ja K. Han is Metadata Librarian and Assistant Professor, University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her main responsibilities consist of developing application profiles for digital collections, creating metadata for digital resources, and evaluating... Read More →

William Kries

Electronic Resources Cataloging Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday November 8, 2012 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Francis Marion Rutledge Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403