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Saturday, November 7 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Reconciling Ebook Packages at NCSU Libraries

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As ebooks become an increasingly large part of our collection, the NCSU Libraries Acquisition and Discovery Department created an ebook reconciliation database to ensure that all of our purchased content is available in the ILS and throughout the Libraries discovery layers. This tool compares vendor title lists against ILS metadata in order to identify missing titles and generate reports.

The session will: discuss what prompted the development of the database; present the ebook data flow in NCSU Libraries and ebook reconciliation workflows designed based on the data flow; report on our approach on how to collect ebook title lists, normalize metadata and identify matching point for the reconciliation; present the most common ebooks issues found in the reconciliation process, discuss the causes and solutions for these issues; and analyze the issue data and identify patterns.

Attendees will learn how to design a similar tool and associated workflows in order to manage their own ebook collections.

Speakers
avatar for Christee  Pascale

Christee Pascale

Associate Head, NC State University Libraries
Christee Pascale is the Associate Head of Acquisitions and Discovery at North Carolina State University Libraries, where her responsibilities include leading the Monograph Unit staff of eight and overseeing the acquisition, licensing and cataloging for the Libraries $2 million dollar monographs budget, as well as managing Departmental acquisitions, metadata and vendor initiatives. The Acquisitions and Discovery Department is responsible for the... Read More →
avatar for Xiaoyan Song

Xiaoyan Song

Electronic Resource Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries
Xiaoyan Song is the Electronic Resource Librarian (ERL) at the Monograph Unit in the Acquisition and Discovery (A&D) department at NCSU Libraries. She mingles with all aspects of ebooks including acquisition, license negotiation, ebook troubleshooting and workflow mapping. She's also actively involved in community open source tool CORAL development. | | She holds a MLS from Simmons College, a MS in Color Science from Rochester Institute... Read More →




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