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Thursday, May 19 • 11:30am - 11:50am
(Mostly) Painless Redescription: Tips and Tricks for Successful Record Enhancement Projects

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“Record enhancement” and “recataloging” are words that can strike fear into the most experienced technical services librarian’s heart. While such projects can seem daunting at first, they don’t have to remain that way. In this talk, a cataloger will describe how she planned and executed a redescription project focused on artist’ books and share guidance for how you, too, can be successful in this endeavor. Learn how to identify a project focus, set achievable goals, collaborate with non-catalogers, and more!

Learning objectives:
Identifying the scope and focus of recataloging projects
Finding non-cataloging collaborators for redescription projects
Setting achievable goals for recataloging projects

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Allison McCormack

Original Cataloger for Special Collections, University of Utah
Allie is the Original Cataloger for Special Collections at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library, where she works with a wide variety of materials including medieval manuscripts, 19th-century photography collections, and modern artists’ books. She holds an M.A. in Medieval... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2022 11:30am - 11:50am MDT