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Thursday, October 11 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
What to do with a cataloging backlog

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In February 2016, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdS) had a backlog of approximately 4,000 items for the nine-county system. TdS set a goal of eliminating the backlog within six months. After doing research, TdS decided to take care of the backlog in house by utilizing the Cataloging Department. By August 2016, the backlog was gone without outsourcing or adding additional hours to the cataloging department. The steps taken by the cataloging department to reduce and eliminate the backlog include: communication ; setting priorities, & trusting your catalogers. Since August 2016, the Cataloging Department staff has been reduced, but the libraries still receive their materials in a timely manner by following the same principles started in 2016.

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Casie (KC) Reiner

Technical Services Librarian/Head Cataloger, Traverse des Sioux Library System



Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT
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