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Saturday, June 9 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Collection Management, Assessment, and Development: Reviving collections during LMS implementation

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As small academic libraries move towards new, cloud-based systems, metadata evaluation and whole-collection analysis has never been easier. These libraries have small or non-existent staff, limited resources, and sometimes a lack of training that prevent them from maintaining a dynamic, vibrant collection. Meanwhile, budget cuts, the increased demand for e-resources and changing technology require budgetary funds to shift to other resources and endeavors.  For this library, years of print and microform metadata issues as a result of poor training, difficult to use systems, and a lack of adherence to cataloging standards created several serious problems when migrating from Ex Libris Voyager to OCLC WMS. Migration presented the opportunity to correct these issues and evaluate the print and electronic collections as a whole to create an up to date collection with far greater impact for our university's curriculum. This presentation will detail the workflow changes, along with several of the issues we experienced during migration and how we corrected them. How we used our new LMS to evaluate our collections for overlap, suitability, and usage to deselect materials and shift funds to to other resources will also be discussed.


Erin Ridgeway

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Saturday June 9, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Highland Ballroom I/II