This is an exciting time for catalog and metadata librarians. A number of new tools and trends are now a part of our daily work. From the new content standard, Resource Description and Access, to the rise of opportunities with data management and digital humanities, catalog and metadata librarians are being asked to change how they work. They are now interacting with colleagues and their communities in ways that go beyond description and subject analysis. In fact, they are seeking ways to respond to these new users’ needs in the form of innovative services, new ways of thinking and doing business. However, how do catalog and metadata librarians meet these challenges? What is important to learn when faced with new trends and increased users’ demands?
An overview of what the UCL are doing to meet changing trends and user needs.
Though there is no one size fits all, the UCL catalog and metadata librarians have decided to meet the challenge of new tools and changing user demands by engaging in learning, teaching and networking.
The techniques adopted by the UCL can be adapted to fit other institutions around the world.
Marie Eustis, J. (2014), "Harmonizing users’ needs with professional development at the University of Connecticut", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 17-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-05-2014-0036Download as .RIS
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