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Thursday, May 5 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Improving Access to Special Collections by Automating Descriptive Metadata Creation

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At the Marriott Library, the Digital Library Services Department has partnered with Special Collections to design new workflows to improve the efficiency of metadata creation and discovery for both physical and digital resources. This panel will present brief overviews of the workflows, as well as demonstrate free or low cost tools and technologies involved in improving discoverability for special collections items. Workflows described will include using XSLT and Excel to generate item descriptions from an EAD finding aid, using MarcEdit to create MARC records from finding aids, using XSLT to transform ProQuest XML metadata about theses and dissertations, and writing custom scripts for generating MARC records from an inventory spreadsheet.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Breiman

Jessica Breiman

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
avatar for Jeremy Myntti

Jeremy Myntti

Interim Associate Dean, University of Utah, Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
avatar for Anna Neatrour

Anna Neatrour

Interim Head, Digital Library Services, University of Utah
Interested in digital humanities, collaborative digitization, digital public history, collections as data, digital libraries, metadata, and more!
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Betsey Welland

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah



Thursday May 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Twilight 3&4