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Clean up: MARC

Event Type: Online
Date: 6/7/2022
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 This workshop will provide practical tips gleaned from over 10 years of data cleanup projects. We'll talk about "dirty data", ideas for cleanup work, tools for cleanup work (including MARCEdit) and how system migrations uncover all sorts of data issues. We'll briefly explore MARCEdit and OpenRefine in terms of their data cleanup options. We'll wrap up with a discussion of best practices for data management and how to "sell" the importance of this work to key stakeholders. Investing in good data practices now saves time and work later down the road (especially, if you need to migrate to a new ILS!) -- and it is never too late to start!

Public Library staff will find this webinar beneficial for any public library staff, but especially those doing technical services work (ordering, cataloging, etc.) who encounter MARC records and/or have to make decisions about data related to resources. Data cleanup and quality control are critical skills and will help ensure that patrons can find what they are looking for in the ILS.

Academic Library staff will be interested in this webinar to learn more about MARC, cataloging, and glean tips and best practices from an expert cataloger with years of experience in the field. Additionally, they will gain valuable insights into system migrations, through the lens of data preparation and cleanup.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will benefit from this webinar because they often are responsible for editing data in their catalog systems or copy cataloging. Understanding how to cleanup data is a critical skill to help ensure students can find what they are looking for in the ILS.

Special Libraries will be interested in this webinar as they may need to order materials or catalog titles. Data cleanup and quality control are critical skills and will help ensure that patrons can find what they are looking for in the ILS.

Presenter: Robin Faye
Robin Fay is an Instructor and Metadata Librarian who has worked with academic, public, community college libraries and multistate consortias on cataloging and metadata projects for Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Digital Public Library of America, the University System of Georgia, Omeka.Org, and SkillsCommon. Her interests are in immersive technologies and the intersection of machine learning, data (especially library data!), and us! Robin is also an avid designer and you can find her on instagram and elsewhere as @georgiawebgurl

Location: Web Based Training
Registration Ends: 6/7/2022 at 12:00 AM
Contact: Natasha Hayes
Presenter: Robin Faye
Status: Openings

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