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Outside In to Inside Out - Caltech Best Practices
 

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    • Outside-in to inside-out
      Changing from cataloging inventory to scholarly metadata management
    • 2007-2011
      • 8.5 FTE to 6.5 FTE – 65% staff, 35% pro to 15% staff, 85% pro
      • Automate with approval plan, PromptCat, batch processing
      • Items cataloged >21,198 despite heavy weeding
      • Document policies and procedures – reduce ad-hoc decisions & time spent finding info or figuring out how to do things
      • Improved withdrawal = better holdings quality & maintenance
      • Regularize database maintenance and quality control
      • Culture shift: improve communication with meetings & wiki, decrease number of request channels
    • To infinity and beyond!
      • Citation services
      • Theses work flow
      • Identity management
      • NACO certification
      • Linked data project(s)
      • ORCID
      • LOD-LAM
      • New programmer = new development work
      Image courtesy of and copyrighted by Pixar
    • “It may be time to unbundle the inventory function from the human knowledge function" to fulfill library mission”-Karen Coyle
      laura@library.caltech.edu
      http://library.caltech.edu/laura