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Thursday, May 16 • 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Baptism by Barcoding: Introducing Library Student Workers to Special Collections Management

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Catalogers at the Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library are barcoding the entirety of Special Collections and Archives in order to efficiently track the usage of collection items. Students manage the collections and specialize in their different areas. The process involves cataloging, improving existing records, and spreadsheet tracking. Barcoding statistics are totaled and displayed on a physical map of the library. The map playfully markets the progress and value to administration.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Daybell

Paul Daybell

Special Collections Cataloging Assistant, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Delaney Gagliano

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Josee Butler

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Bryn Larsen

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Katya Pilkington

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Ashley Hopkins

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Sabrina Leatham

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Ann Sorenson

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Special Collections, Technical Services
  • Objective 1 Viewers will learn the detailed project management of a massive special collections and archives barcoding project including, tracking, workflows, and staffing through the eyes of the cataloging student workers.


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