I co-presented the talk, “Expanding Our Services: Cataloging and Metadata Beyond MARC” at the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference in Indianapolis on 13 November 2012.
In the past three years, the Cataloging Division of the Indiana University Libraries (Bloomington) Technical Services Department implemented the following new non-MARC metadata services: encoding digitized books in TEI, cataloging digital images, and encoding archival finding aids in EAD. In this same three year timeframe, the Cataloging Division lost 6.5 FTE positions through attrition, retirements, and other staffing reductions. How were Cataloging managers able to implement new services with fewer staff and a shrinking budget? We will share our stories, successes, and pitfalls in our endeavor to forge new, forward-thinking workflows and deliver new metadata services against all odds.