7th Kuopio Conference 2022: Review and Renew - Changing Strategies in Collection Management
Mitschnitt einer Veranstaltung am Mittwoch, dem 7. September 2022 in der Sky Lounge der Fakultät für Mathematik, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Wien
Session 3. Hugh Murphy: “All Changed and Changed Utterly” – Managing Our Metadata to Manage Our Collections
PDF-Version der Präsentation: https://phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:1620434
Abstract: As we strive to grow our library collections, the role and importance of ensuring useful and accurate discovery also grows. Where this was once simply a question of scale (more books = more catalogue records) we now see the added complexity of different media, different standards and, increasingly, different avenues of metadata creation and procurement. Each of these issues impacts discovery, but also collection management, preservation and security. In this talk, we will use the library at Maynooth University as an example, highlighting the challenges we have encountered in managing a diverse set of physical collections and their attendant metadata. While many of these issues are universal, we will also consider the importance of local context and culture and how that may (or may not) resonate with what is now considered ‘best practice’ in the management of physical library collections.
Hugh Murphy’s current role involves leading the Collections and Content department, which takes responsibility for the development and curation of all library collections as well as associated process such as collection management. He has worked previously in University College Dublin Library and in the National Library of Ireland as well as lecturing in Information and Library Studies in UCD and book history and archival studies in Maynooth University. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in early 19th century history. Hugh’s main professional interests lie in the areas of collection development, library buildings, and resource description and he has published and spoken nationally and internationally on these topics.
Kamera: Viktor Zdrachal
Ton: Viktor Zdrachal
Schnitt: Daniel Winkler