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IGeLU 2020 Digital Conference and Developers' Day 14 -17th September, 2020

All events will be held online. It is worth noting that all times in the program are quoted in British Summer Time (BST ; = UTC+1).

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Structured Collection Notes and Dashboard for Electronic Collections Management
Thu 17 Sep, 2020, 14:10–14:35, Zoom - 1
Conference or Developers' Day
Conference (20 minutes + 5 min Q/A)
Session Abstract
The University of Washington Libraries uses a variety of metadata sources, including the Alma CZ, the OCLC KB, vendor records, and manual cataloging, to provide access to ebook and streaming media collections. Information about electronic collections had previously been recorded in disparate places, including Alma, our intranet, and spreadsheets. By implementing structured collection notes and leveraging these using an Analytics Dashboard, we have created a powerful cross-departmental tool to better see and manage electronic collection details, including metadata source for each collection, knowledge base collection ID, frequency of updates, and detailed notes about collection access and metadata standards. Additional dashboard pages for quality control facilitate screening for known metadata issues and spotting portfolios that might need attention. Finally, the dashboard is also drillable to the portfolio level, providing details for electronic resource management and troubleshooting.
Applicable Ex Libris Product
Target Audience Skill Level
Erin Grant, University of Washington Libraries
Presenter's job title:
Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services
Sion Romaine, University of Washington Libraries
Co-presenter's job title:
Director, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services
Nick Schockmel, University of Washington
Co-presenter's job title:
Acquisitions Metadata Specialist
Wei Xuan, University of Manitoba Libraries