The Missing Link: Metadata Workflows for Everyone – CIMA Annual Conference May 12, 2016

The Cataloging and Special Collections departments of the Merrill-Cazier Library have been working to create some really useful workflows to benefit our staff and our library users.

Converting HTML Finding Aids to Dublin Core for Batch Uploading


Batch Linking Digital Content into EAD finding aids

The processes help streamline tasks, eliminate the duplication of efforts as we create finding aids and metadata, enrich our EAD finding aid content, and assist researchers as they utilize our collections.

We are presenting these workflows to folks at the CIMA Annual Conference this year to demonstrate and discuss how other institutions may benefit from implementing this process.

Check out the Power Point Presentation here:

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“Where’s the data?” ALA Midwinter 2016 presentation feedback

If you attended our session at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference in Boston on January 9th and have some feedback on the process for cataloging data sets and/or the MARC record developed, please feel free to leave it below.

You can access our slides for the presentation at:

Here is our test MARC record for a data set.  What can we improve on?



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Presentation and Visualization Resources

As we delve into possible resources for developing inviting presentations and engaging visualizations, here are some of the resources available:

Free presentation tools:

        –> See 8 tips for an awesome Powerpoint Presentation for design tips.


Free website development tools:


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