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Cataloging and Metadata Department

FY06 Annual Report

 

In FY06 the department showed its muscle with Aleph, finding ways to maximize its functionality as well as Connexion's, and made major workflow changes - all with the goal of improving user services and interdepartmental relationships.  New ideas within the profession about the role and practice of cataloging continued to spur discussion, including prompting a local white paper to address key issues within the context of the library.  The expertise, flexibility, and good nature of the department staff - a staff with many, many years of cataloging experience - gave the department sure footing to master the challenges and look forward with optimism to the future.  Working together, and with the assistance of Jason Fleming, Technical Support Librarian , the department was able to move forward on a number of fronts as outlined below and covered in greater depth in the individual unit/area annual reports:

Copy Cataloging Unit
Science and Social Science Cataloging Unit

Humanities and Special Collections Cataloging Unit

Authorities and Metadata Quality Unit

Principal Serials Cataloger

NACO
BIBCO

SACO

The FY00-06 statistics for the Copy Cataloging Unit, Humanities and Special Collections Cataloging Unit, and Science and Social Science Cataloging Unit highlight shifts in cataloging production caused by workflow modifications, special projects, training activities, budget fluctuations, and so on.  Many of these factors and their impact on the cataloging statistics have been noted in prior annual reports.  

In addition to the work described under particular goals below, the following were significant this year:

A detailed batchload record count is maintained by the Authority and Metadata Quality Unit.  FY06 activity included:

New Titles
PromptCat
4,142
Serials Solutions
44,670
E-books*
11,052
Marcive**
5,882
65,746
Deleted Titles
Serials Solutions
-609
Revised Titles
BNA Table of Contents
79,398
Marcive
2,239
Japanese vernacular project
1,929
83,566
Total
148,703
*E-books include:
     Books 24x7
1,620
     ECCO
9,200
     Gale
42
     Greenwood
190
**Marcive count includes 1,650 records loaded in FY05

A long-standing collection of arrearage items continued to decrease:

ARREARAGE
2/96 6/97 6/98  7/99  7/00 6/01 10/02 10/03 10/04 9/05 9/06
Fine Arts
480 242 239 217 104 103 10 9 9 0 0
Humanities
1701 1287 934 903 467 395 230 226 226 0 0
LAC
4050 2806 2413 2049 1602 986 878 865 829 829 756
Science
1079 884 414 112 81 76 67 39 18 0 0
Social Sciences
2327 1963 1411 689 290 119 108 102 93 22 0
Microform
no stat no stat 144 104 104 104 77 77 77 77 41
TOTAL
9637 7182 5555 4074 2648 1783 1370 1318 1252 928 797

 

FY06 Goals

Assess effectiveness of serials cataloging workflow modifications and make necessary improvements

 

Fully integrate PromptCat and OCLC Bib Notification services, minimizing need for item handling

       

Authority Control

Update uncataloged inventory and prioritize work

Work closely with Digital Library Center to develop new cataloging processes to complement Greenstone implementation

Provide cataloging support for NEH Baldwin and SOLINET grants

Reclass Library West periodicals and monographs

Complete transfer of cataloging documentation to AlephPro and archive CatPro

 

Prepared by: Betsy Simpson
Created: August 2006

 

 

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