Contribute to the intellectual infrastructure by building and maintaining the tools necessary for discovery of and access to rich and diverse collections in support of the university’s teaching, research and outreach missions. Collaborate with the university community by creating the metadata that provides global recognition of the intellectual and creative output of Stony Brook University.
Develop expertise in metadata standards and applications to serve as a campus resource for digitization projects and the university's institutional repository to make the library an integral and vital partner in the university's research endeavor.
Promote Academic Engagement
Planning to work with library IT, liaisons, teaching faculty, etc. to help with metadata, controlled vocabularies, authority control and other access and discovery aspects for digitization projects when library IR is operational again.
Collaborate directly with faculty, students and library staff on projects by contributing metadata and expertise and by participating in the planning and development of digitization projects.
Planning to play an active role in the development of digitization projects when the IR is operational again.
Non-MARC metadata production will be fully integrated into the cataloging program with print and media formats.
Planning to re-integrate metadata production into the workflow when the IR is operational again.
Begin planning for a next-generation library management system that will enhance discovery and access to information resources and provide appropriate support for the library's acquisition, fiscal management and reporting needs.
Completed location changes in conjunction with library renovation and updating of locations in STARS database in preparation for the new system.
Collaborate with Special Collections and University Archives to address the issue of hidden collections. Make use of staff language and subject expertise for unique collections.
Cataloged approximately 2000 of 5000 Chinese cookbooks from the Newman Collection
Increase access to Stony Brook research and creative works to promote global recognition of the university's intellectual output.
Review and emphasize database maintenance and authority control program and include non-MARC databases to increase the quality, accuracy and interoperability of library databases.
Batchload cataloging records for electronic collection sets to provide access to individual titles in databases.
Developed an outline for a workflow for batchloading MARC records into STARS
Provide librarians and staff with comfortable, quiet workspaces and appropriate tools and technologies to ensure a safe, healthy and productive work environment.
Staff in RM are always encouraged to suggest ways of improving work environment, workflow, processes, etc.
All staff members in the Cataloging and Metadata Department contributed to a healthy work environment that promotes “equality, civility, caring, responsibility, accountability, and respect” in accord with President Stanley’s Statement of Community.
Provide suitable spaces for training, collaboration with internal and external entities, and professional development to encourage continual acquisition of knowledge.
The Cataloging and Metadata Department made frequent use of the staff training area designed by Jason, which has proven very helpful for work-related meetings and discussions.
Continually augment staff skills through training and mentoring.
Formal staff training sessions included:
Staff in Cataloging and Metadata are continually provided with individual consulting in various aspects of cataloging and metadata
Provide support for metadata creation by developing policies, best practices, training programs, etc. to support discovery of and access to library collections, projects and other initiatives.
Planning to reestablish the metadata committee and continue to develop templates for different formats when the IR is operational again.
Increase staff knowledge of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and develop specialists in using RDA to provided access to special materials in both analog and digital formats (e.g.., music, moving image materials, cartographic materials, serials, rare books streaming video, streaming audio, etc.).
Was placed on hold until new Associate Dean arrived. Will develop a plan in consultation with the new AD in office.
Develop staff expertise in DCMI, Bibframe, XML and TEI and ensure that the staff has some expertise in additional metadata schemes (e.g... MODS, METS,EAD, and VRA).
Staff are encouraged to engage in professional development activities
Develop training sessions and guidelines to improve departmental skills with RDA, metadata schemes, etc. and design workshops, guides, etc. to familiarize other library areas with cataloging and metadata standards.
Gave presentation on RDA for non-tech services library staff on April 20
Held Cataloging and Metadata open house on July 29