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DIY Catalog Maintenance and Authority Control: Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Tuning Up Your Catalog In-House

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Discovery in a library catalog relies on clean, consistent, and accurate metadata. Maintaining and improving catalog data as records come in from a wide range of sources is an ongoing challenge. The recent shift to remote access makes good metadata even more vital for patrons. At the same time, remote work has opened new opportunities to dedicate staff time to taking on inconsistencies in the catalog. With a bit of planning and coordination, data cleanup and enhancement projects can provide useful and productive ways to work from home and may also facilitate engagement with our disconnected teams. In this webinar, guest presenter Stacey Wolf, cataloging and metadata librarian at the University of North Texas, shares ideas for metadata improvement exercises, discusses tools to effectively discover and correct errors, and directs you to resources to help you get started.

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