On Your MARC, Get Set, Code!

How are MARC records performing in our search environment? This presentation will look at the process and results of a research project that analyzed how users’ search terms matched up with MARC fields, as well as how and where MARC records were displayed in search results lists. Presenters will discuss the process, the results of the project, and outline how attendees can implement similar research projects at their institutions, including tools and techniques they can use to analyze how their own records are surfacing in a search environment.

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Oct 08 2021


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm




  • Liz Woolcott
    Liz Woolcott
    Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University

    Liz Woolcott, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Utah State University, manages the MARC and non-MARC metadata creation of the University Libraries and is the co-founder of the Library Workflow Exchange. She publishes and presents on workflow and assessment strategies for library technical services, innovative collaboration models, the impact of organizational structures on library work, creating strategic partnerships for libraries, and building consortial consensus for metadata standards.

  • Paul Daybell
    Paul Daybell
    Archival Cataloging Librarian, Utah State University Libraries

    Paul earned an MLS from Emporia State University and has been the Archival Cataloging Librarian at the Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University since 2020. He covers all things EAD and manages the library archival management system. His research interests include discoverability and tech services outreach.