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HIGHLIGHTS 2009-2010

Authorities and Metadata Quality Unit


Continued to maintain the UF Libraries catalog using the Aleph Arrow authority reports generated by FCLA using the LC authority file updates for names (Priscilla), series (Jane Anne) and subjects (Gerald), making corrections in the database associated with relevant changes to authoritative headings that link to bib records in Aleph


Continued to work with FCLA and the Authorities Subcommittee to refine the Aleph Arrow authority reports (Priscilla & Gerald)


Continued to review unresolved files from OCLC reclamation project (Jane Anne)


Continued to support LC reclassification projects from various selectors, branches as requested (Terri)


Supported special MSL withdrawal project as a result of science weeding project to dedup the collection (Terri)      


Began work on the Counts by bib tag error report in support of single bib (Jane Anne, Gerald & Priscilla)


Continued review for Florida NACO Funnel participants: Florida Southern College, Ringling College, University of South Florida (Priscilla)


Continued to use the Aleph GenLoad loader to batchload MARC records for government documents and other e-resources (Gerald)


Implemented changes to the original catalogers workflow to submit all personal names to the National Authority File without review (Priscilla)


Implemented changes to the Copy Cataloging workflow to include creating authority records for numbered series in Connexion for NACO as opposed to the local series authority file (Priscilla)


Loaded records with added table of contents (Gerald)


Coordinated the cataloging of UF electronic theses/dissertations (ETDs) (Gerald)


Continued to work with the Government Documents StoDocs Cataloging  Project (Terri)


Participated in RS cleanup day (unit)


Batchloading Summary:

Ebook title counts of records batchloaded in Aleph can be accessed @ Ebook Title Count. Records other than Books 24x7 and SerSol E-books were loaded by the unit.


Authority/Data Quality Maintenance

Coordinated and assisted in the review and submission of 1,216 NACO contributions with the assistance of the backup NACO coordinator, Peter Bushnell; compiled and reported monthly statistics @ UF and NACO (Priscilla)


Coordinated the submission of 631 BIBCO contributions; compiled and reported monthly statistics for BIBCO both local and national @ UF and BIBCO (Priscilla)


Training: (Priscilla)


Creating SARs in Connexion

Sources: Series Statement: books, pamphlets & printed sheets

Determining the series title

BIBCO standard record review

Trained 3 student assistants to perform database maintenance to update name and subject headings working with NOTIS reports (Gerald)


Series training for the Florida NACO Funnel (FIU, June 11)


NACO training State Library of NC, Raleigh and East Carolina University (May 17-21)


Committee/Conference Participation

Cataloging & Metadata Dept.

CATMET Managers Group (Priscilla & Jane Anne)

Smathers Libraries

Affiliated Libraries Taskforce (Priscilla)

Advisory Group for Research Services and Scholarly Resources (Priscilla)

Professional Development Travel Committee (Jane Anne)

Convocation Planning Committee (Jane Anne)

Acq-Cat Offsite Facility Task Group (Jane Anne)


ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) Committee (Gerald)


SUL Authorities Subcommittee of Technical Services Planning Committee (Priscilla; co-chair)

Advisory Group on Statewide Standards for MARC Records (Jane Anne)

Florida Library Association Annual Meeting (Gerald)


BIBCO Operations Committee representative (Priscilla)

American Library Association, Annual & Midwinter (Priscilla & Jane Anne)

ALCTS CCS Continuing Education Committee (Priscilla)


Prepared by: Priscilla Williams



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