Serials MARC Cataloging Decision Making Workflow

The Cataloging and Metadata Services Unit at Utah State University ‘s Merrill-Cazier Library recently set out to map the workflows of the unit, including where material comes in, how it is handled, and where it goes after it leaves the unit.

Here is the workflow specific to the library’s serials work, created by our Special Collections and Serials cataloger Melanie Shaw.  These workflows  outline the procedures for serials that are cataloged in MARC for the integrated library system (ILS).

Previous workflow diagrams posted to this blog represented a high level overview of the work process for collections and materials, intended for non-catalogers.  This is the first in a series of workflows that will “zoom in” to show the step by step process of serials MARC cataloging.  Although it is more detailed, it is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather a visualization of the decision making process.

serials_cataloging_workflow_finalThis workflow diagram was made using LucidChart.

Electronic / Digital Resources MARC Cataloging Workflows

The Cataloging and Metadata Services Unit at Utah State University ‘s Merrill-Cazier Library recently set out to map the workflows of the unit, including where material comes in, how it is handled, and where it goes after it leaves the unit.

Here is the workflow specific to our electronic research collections.  These workflows  outline the basic procedures for electronic collections that are being cataloged in MARC for the integrated library system (ILS).

These workflows only look at the work done by the cataloging unit, but larger Technical Services division mapping is currently underway.  We anticipate that these workflows will look quite different when put in the context of the division as a whole.

This workflow diagram was made using LucidChart.

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