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ETD cataloging and metadata creation workflow
Cataloging and metadata creation are two separate processes and from two different departments of the library. The original cataloging and processing unit involved the traditional Library of Congress Subject Headings assignment, RDA, MARC standards, OCLC, and Alma. The metadata creation for the institutional repository (IR) required transforming information from an Excel spreadsheet in a schematic format and ingesting it to the IR. While these two workflows provided some guidance they are also very disjointed. The objective was to come up with the most functional and effective workflow that connects the two separate processes in order to resolve the original cataloging backlog.