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.