Batch cataloging at JMU: A framework and four projects

Presentation given at the VIVA Metadata Interest Group Meeting


Many libraries have uncataloged collections or backlogs which could benefit from batch processing, but little guidance exists on how to conceptualize and plan such a project. I will share a framework I developed which categorizes types of batch cataloging projects and outlines the steps involved. I will also describe four projects we’ve done at JMU to illustrate how the framework can be applied to design a variety of metadata workflows.