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Friday, April 21 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Aloha--Bringing a New Library into a Consortium

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In 2012, Aloha Community Library opened an independent non-profit library. In 2016, Aloha joined the WCCLS Cooperative. Aloha's existing catalog of approximately 16,000 records needed to be absorbed into the WCCLS cooperative catalog of over 600,000 bibliographic with over a million item records. Staff and volunteers from both Aloha Library and WCCLS’s Automation department, along with project managers at Innovative Interfaces, worked to prep the catalog data and migrate it. This presentation will cover the steps taken to clean-up the catalog data before and after the migration as well as the process of bringing catalog records into a larger catalog with minimal downtime. Particular attention will be paid to the clean-up steps and problem areas, as those will be relevant to any library wanting to do catalog clean-up, not just those anticipating system migration or other data conversion projects.

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Jesse Castellanos

Librarian, Aloha Community Library
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Amy Mihelich

Cataloging Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
I've been a librarian since 2003, a cataloger since 2007. I used to catalog picture books and graphic novels, now I help with migrating bibliographic data (among many other things). My favorite books are Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak and Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kes... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center