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Developing a Web Application "MarcMaker"

Developing a Web Application “MarcMaker”



Project Description


The Library has an ever-increasing number of resources, notably foreign language materials and gift collections, that should be accessible to users in a timely manner. However, in order to make these resources searchable and discoverable, each item should have a MARC record that requires intensive training to create, not only for the metadata itself, but also for the systems used, e.g., Voyager and OCLC.


This project, MarcMaker, is aiming to build a web application that will facilitate a cataloging workflow, especially when it comes to creation, that is simple, easy, and fast, by implementing metadata workflows and technologies that are already in use, e.g., XSLT, and other web technologies. The project will develop a web form that will allow anyone to add information that is essential to resource discovery, and transform and deliver the information into MARC and MARCXML. We hope that this will improve the productivity and visibility of our hidden collections to users.



Project Outlines

1. Needs


2. Challenges in cataloging rules and workflows


3. Opportunities:


4. Approach:


5. Work plan: