Leveraging Technology to Discover Finding Aids

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Beth Breedlove, Principal Cataloger (Creator)
Beth Thompson, Head of Content Organization and Management (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/

Abstract: In August 2020, the Cataloging Unit at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library implemented new tools and online workflows to add finding aids to the library’s catalog. During remote work, catalogers utilized advanced tools in Connexion software, such as online constant data forms, text strings, macros, and batch exporting. They also incorporated online workflows with Microsoft OneNote, Planner, and Excel to organize and manage the project. Presenters will discuss the project, highlight specific fields used, and offer alternative tools and workflows for completing this project in public libraries.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2021
Remote work, Cataloging, Finding aids, Workflows, Project management

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