Cataloging Collaborations and Partnerships provides the reader with many examples of successful methods in which libraries have collaborated with each other to achieve common goals. Addressing a variety of cataloging and managerial challenges in national, public, academic, and international libraries and other organizations, it will be enlightening to readers who are investigating new ways of meeting their patrons’ needs.
The collaborative efforts described in this book fall into a number of broad categories: cooperative cataloging and authority initiatives, cataloging partnerships, merging and migrating online catalogs, development of training and documentation, and collaborative approaches to special projects. Included are four chapters that address collaborative projects in Europe, the West Indies, the Galapagos Islands, and South Sudan.
Catalogers, managers and administrators will find inspiration in these important, and in some cases, historic collaborations. They will understand how collaborations and partnerships in cataloging will help them achieve more by sharing resources and expertise, sharing the burden of new projects and initiatives, and fostering innovation and new ways of thinking.
This book was published as a triple special issue of Cataloging and Classification Quarterly.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The Value of Collaboration and Partnerships in Cataloging Collaborations in Cooperative Cataloging and Authority Initiatives 2. It Takes a Village: Developing Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms 3. The Electronic Cataloging in Publication Cataloging Partnership Program: A Model for Cooperative Cataloging for the Twenty-First Century 4. The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI): The Evolving Future of Name Authority Control 5. Public and Academic Library Cataloging Collaboration in Ohio’s NACO Funnel Project Collaborative Cataloging Initiatives 6. “Insourcing” of Cataloging in a Consortial Environment: The UC Santa Barbara–UC San Diego Music Copy Cataloging Project 7. Collaborative Batch Creation for Open Access E-Books: A Case Study 8. Partners in Collaborative Cataloging: The U.S. Government Printing Office and the University of Montana 9. Cataloging on Receipt for Monographs: Merging Cataloging and Acquisitions Functions at UCLA Collaborations in Merging and Migrating Online Catalogs 10. Merging Catalogs: Creating a Shared Bibliographic Environment for the State University Libraries of Florida 11. Collaborative Cataloging within a Centralized Network: The Case of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus 12. Cataloging in a Remote Location: A Case Study of International Collaboration in the Galapagos Islands Collaborative Development of Training and Documentation 13. Developing Best Practices for Technical Services Cross-Institutional Collaboration 14. Building Cataloging Capacity for Libraries in South Sudan: A North–South–South Collaboration 15. Collaboration at the Troy University Libraries 16. Catalogers Unite! Creating Documentation through Collaboration Collaborative Approaches to Special Projects 17. Collaborating Over the Centuries: Creating the What Middletown Read Database 18. Integrating Image-Based Research Datasets into an Existing Digital Repository Infrastructure 19. Collaborating with Information Technology: Implementing Web Search at the University of New Mexico 20. Collaborative Initiatives in Error Handling and Bibliographic Maintenance: Use of Electronic Distribution Lists and Related Resources 21. The ILS as Outreach: Cataloging Campus Partner Collections
Rebecca L. Mugridge is Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems at the University at Albany, SUNY. She has also worked at the Pennsylvania State University, Yale University, Robert Morris University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Mugridge has a BA in history from Penn State, an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Robert Morris University.