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Cataloging, Archives processing, Workflow


The University of Denver’s Penrose Library implemented a consolidated cataloging and archives processing unit for all materials, taking advantage of the structure, workflow design, and staff resources that were already in place for library-wide materials processing: acquisitions, cataloging, binding, and stacks maintenance. The objective of Penrose Library’s integrated approach was to efficiently create metadata that allow searches based on subject relevance rather than on collection provenance. The library streamlined archives processing by integrating digital content creation and management into the materials processing workflow. The result is a flexible, sustainable, and scalable model for archives processing that utilizes existing staff by enhancing and extending the skills of both experienced monographs catalogers and archivists.

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This article was originally published by ALA CORE as:

Colati, G. C., Crowe, K. M., & Meagher, E. S. (2009). Better, faster, stronger: Integrating archives processing and technical services. Library Resources & Technical Services, 53(4), 261-270.

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