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Working on an institutional repository: cataloguer, metadata specialist or something else?

Harrington, Louise Elizabeth and Andrews, Tracey Maria 2017. Working on an institutional repository: cataloguer, metadata specialist or something else? Catalogue and Index 187 , pp. 9-11.

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The Cardiff University repository team is currently part of a wider research support team that includes Open Access funding and advocacy, research analytics, and the recently-established Cardiff University Press. The team consist of librarians and library staff who come from a wide variety of backgrounds: while the Repository Manager does come from a cataloguing background, the other team members originally worked as library and IT assistants or as library service managers, while several of us have subject librarian experience. Certainly, at Cardiff, we have found that the institutional repository role has widened out from a branch of cataloguing and metadata to one that involves more advocacy, training and direct customer interaction. One thing all of us have in common though is that we enjoy the detailed work involved in creating a perfect metadata record, while a subject specialist background is also useful as you get to know the subject resources and the researchers well, so will have some idea where to find elusive information to create or edit that perfect record.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Information Services
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Publisher: CILIP
ISSN: 0008-7629
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 30 May 2017
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 08:09

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