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Closing keynote for OCLC Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference, San Marino, CA, March 23, 2011

Partners in Efficiency, Opportunities for Success

  1. 1. Partners in Efficiency, Opportunities for Success Holly Tomren (@htomren) OCLC Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference San Marino, CA March 23, 2011
  2. 4. Themes <ul><li>Eliminate redundant work </li></ul><ul><li>Re-purpose metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize discovery of hidden collections </li></ul><ul><li>“Good enough” records </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with Acquisitions and other units </li></ul><ul><li>Batch and automated processing </li></ul><ul><li>User-driven models </li></ul>
  3. 8. Opportunities <ul><li>More cataloging: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate backlogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expose hidden collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative cataloging </li></ul></ul>
  4. 9. Opportunities <ul><li>Metadata and beyond: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-MARC metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic resources management </li></ul></ul>
  5. 10. Opportunities <ul><li>Data manipulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proactive data analysis and cleanup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reactive data analysis and cleanup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ patron-driven maintenance” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects to support end-user discovery </li></ul></ul>
  6. 11. Opportunities <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scripting and technology skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New cataloging developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-MARC metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other library activities </li></ul></ul>
  7. 13. Mindset <ul><li>Focus on the USER </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery & delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Different definition of quality </li></ul><ul><li>Look forward </li></ul>
  8. 15. Service <ul><li>Efficiency = better public service </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency = goodwill from colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency = time for projects </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency = flexible and forward-thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency = everyone benefits </li></ul>
  9. 17. Partnerships <ul><li>Within the library </li></ul><ul><li>With other libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Global + Local </li></ul>
  10. 19. Success! <ul><li>Higher value </li></ul><ul><li>Higher visibility </li></ul><ul><li>More connections </li></ul><ul><li>Better service </li></ul><ul><li>Positive feedback </li></ul>
  11. 21. Thank you! Holly Tomren University of California, Irvine Libraries [email_address] www.slideshare.net/htomren
  • joseph.murphy

    Mar. 25, 2011

Closing keynote for OCLC Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference, San Marino, CA, March 23, 2011

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