Join Backstage Library Works either in London or Edinburgh this September for a half-day seminar on managing collections and metadata in libraries.
Managing an institution’s collections and metadata can be a huge task. Librarians and archivists feel pressure to continually improve workflows, delivering better service to patrons and researchers.
At the same time, many are being asked to create efficiencies, to find new ways to accomplish more with existing resources.
Librarians at leading institutions are tackling these challenges in innovative ways. We’ve invited a few to discuss their current and future plans with you.
- Reclassification of library collections can speed up an acquisitions workflow and reduce processing costs for new items. Still, the task of changing class marks in the metadata, then relabeling and juggling the physical location of every book in the library can be overwhelming.
- Metadata workflows can be fine-tuned to streamline processes and improve discovery in your catalogue, but changes often require the coordinated efforts of several departments to overcome institutional inertia.
- Digital access to archival collections is expanding at a thrilling rate. However, the next fifty thousand images are only as useful as the metadata that patrons will search to find the content they want.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017, in London
Thursday, 14 September 2017, in Edinburgh
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