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Purpose: Provides a forum to discuss and analyze techniques, new developments, problems and technological advances in the workflows associated with the evaluation, selection, acquisition, and discovery of library materials and resources.

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Presentations from TSWEIG meeting at ALA Annual 2018

  • 1.  Presentations from TSWEIG meeting at ALA Annual 2018

    Posted Jul 06, 2018 01:19 PM
    Edited by System Sep 30, 2020 12:44 PM
    The presentations from our meeting at ALA Annual 2018 have been posted. Below are the summaries and their files:

    OpenRefine for automating backlog records searching
    By Yukari Sugiyama & Debra Falvey, Yale University

    Yukari and Debra shared their experience of automating backlog records searching by using OpenRefine and OCLC WorldCat Search API. As the result of implementing this workflow, staff time spent on record searching manually reduced and the productivity increased.

    Surviving an OCLC Data Sync without losing friends or alienating co-workers
    By Kimberley Edwards, George Mason University

    Kimberley presented the workflow developed after the recent OCLC Data Sync (formerly known as OCLC Reclamation) to tighten things up and the lessons learned along the way.

    Streamlining the Silos - Collaboration with Curators and Using Alma to Conquer Multiple Workflows
    By Whitney Buccicone & Charlene Chou, University of Washington

    Whitney and Charlene talked about their effort to establish and implement a streamlined acquisition workflow at the Special Collections division. Their presentation also touched on other issues, including taking advantage of the functionalities of their local integrated library system, getting the buy-in from stakeholders, and enhancing communication and efficiency cross the system.

    TJ Kao
    Continuing Resources Metadata Professional
    George Washington University