Relevance Recognized: Value-Added Cataloging for Departmental and Digital Collections

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary Jane Conger, Head of Cataloging Department (Creator)
Anne Marie Taber, Former Electronic Resources and Metadata Cataloger (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: A medium-sized academic library's cataloging department describes the strategies employed when requests for materials-cataloging services from university departments outside the library, followed by the initiation of an Institutional Repository (IR) project, brought opportunities to redefine its perceived role. A service-oriented mindset facilitated the creative repurposing of staff, students, and skills in order to integrate these new formats and processes (both physical and digital) into departmental workflows. Cataloging staff rose to the challenges, gaining satisfaction with new skills learned and a sense of accomplishment at creating order from chaos.

Additional Information

Publication
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 48:6, 585 – 601
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
academic libraries, cataloging, service, value, staff, re-purposing, institutional repositories, digital, departments, workflows