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Thursday, June 11 • 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Ctrl + Alt + Repeat: Strategies for Regaining Authority Control after a Migration

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In 2019, a new position of Authorities Metadata Librarian was hired at Northwestern University libraries. This role created the opportunity to set ongoing authority control workflows and clean up the backlog of problems that accumulated in the four years since migrating to Alma. While still contributing NACO records, Northwestern did not implement authority control workflows in Alma.

This proposal is for a presentation on how to regain authority control in a large research library catalog: first, dealing with a backlog of problems from years without authority control and second, creating a process for ongoing workflows to realistically maintain authority control when new records are added to the collection.

The presentation will begin with an assessment of the catalog’s authority control environment. It will include approaches to performing authority control, using tools such as Alma Analytics, OpenRefine, and MarcEdit. It will also discuss topics around diversity and inclusion in metadata. Overall, it is a presentation on how one library strategically approached authority control.

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Jamie Carlstone

Authority Metadata Librarian, Northwestern University Libraries
I am currently the Authority Metadata Librarian at Northwestern University. I've previously held positions in serials cataloging. I am interested in using coding to automate cataloging and metadata cleanup.

Thursday June 11, 2020 3:15pm - 4:05pm EDT
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