Physical Collections MARC Cataloging Workflows

The Cataloging and Metadata Services Unit at Utah State University ‘s Merrill-Cazier Library recently set out to map out the general 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 general research collections.  These workflows are specific to physical collections that are being cataloged in MARC for the integrated library system (ILS).

This workflow diagram was made using LucidChart.




“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?



This post was originally posted on January 5, 2016 but was migrated from a platform to this platform on August 28, 2016.  The original post can be viewed here: