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Thursday, May 16 • 3:10pm - 3:30pm
If They Are Special…Use Them! : A How to Guide for Processing and Tracking Special Collections Material

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In 2017, the Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University undertook a project to barcode the entirety of the Special Collections & Archives. The goals of this initiative was to start tracking reading room circulations at the item level, and time stamping circulations at the point of contact.  There was also a desire to reap more complete data relating to patrons and collections, in order to better understand how to advocate and market collections, and to increase overall circulation. 

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Paul Daybell

Special Collections Cataloging Assistant, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Jennifer Duncan

Head of Collection Development, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library

Thursday May 16, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Objective 1 How to leverage Special Collections for campus outreach.
  • Objective 2 Learn methodology for improving tracking data regarding collection use.
  • Objective 3 How to increase Special Collections use.

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