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Thursday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 1:50pm
University Treasure - Collections of Secrets: How Utah State University Libraries Modernized the University Archives

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Starting in 2018, Utah State University Libraries undertook a largescale cataloging project to modernize the University Archives. Before 2018 the University Archives was largely inaccessible to patrons with only 2% of collections having online finding aids and no existing electronic shelf list inventory. Using a workflow-driven approach, a team of catalogers, archivists, and student technicians embarked on a four-phase journey to inventory over 21,000 items, create EAD finding aids and MARC catalog records for over 2700 unique collections, and ingesting all collections into the Library’s newly implemented archival management system. Presenters will discuss the process developed, tools used, and outcomes of the project.

Learning objectives:
Participants will learn tools and team-based strategies for working on complex cataloging projects. 
Participants will learn project management strategies for tracking long-term cataloging projects. 

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Paul Daybell

Archival Cataloging Librarian, Utah State University
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Becky Skeen

Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, Utah State University
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Liz Woolcott

Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery, Utah State University Libraries

Kelly Rovegno

Utah State University

Healther Housley

Utah State University

Quinn Gerber

Utah State University

Thursday May 19, 2022 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
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