Utah Library Association Conference
Starting in 2018, Utah State University Libraries undertook a largescale cataloging project to modernize the University Archives. Before 2018 the University Archives was largely inaccessible to patrons with only 2% of collections having online finding aids and no existing electronic shelf list inventory. Using a workflow-driven approach, a team of catalogers, archivists, and student technicians embarked on a four-phase journey to inventory over 21,000 items, create EAD finding aids and MARC catalog records for over 2700 unique collections, and ingesting all collections into the Library’s newly implemented archival management system. Presenters will discuss the process developed, tools used, and outcomes of the project.
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Daybell, P., Skeen, B., Woolcott, L., Rovegno, K., Housley, H., Gerber, Q. (2022). University Treasure – Collections of Secrets: How Utah State University Libraries Modernized the University Archives. Presented at the Utah Library Association (ULA) Conference, May 19, 2022.