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Metadata and Cataloging Unit: Home

The Metadata and Catalog Unit provides access to all library materials for students, faculty, and staff of SVSU. The unit codes bibliographic information of every item to allow the patrons the easiest experience in finding their desired resources.

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Did you know?

Did you know that the Library of Congress classification system dates back to roughly 1900? Continually updated since its inception, SVSU uses the Library of Congress Classification System for all collections with the exception of Digital Archives, Popular Reading, Children's Literature, and the English Language Program. 

Statistics

 

Below are some recent statistics from our Unit:

NOTE: The Metadata / Catalog Unit has been working remotely since March 17, 2020 and will continue to until further notice.

 

September 2020

  • Bibliographic records added: 2,302 (Average of 76.7 records per day)
  • Bibliographic records withdrawn: 437 (Average of 14.2 records per day)
  • Bibliographic records edited: 23,637 (Average of 787.9 records per day)
  • Item records edited: 81 (Average of 2.7 records per day)
  • Authority records imported: 24 (Average of .8 records per day)

August 2020

  • Bibliographic records added: 90 (Average of 2 per day)
  • Bibliographic records withdrawn: 21,418 (Average of 691 per day)
  • Bibliographic records edited: 21,308 (Average of 687 per day)
  • Item records edited: 947 (Average of 30.5 per day)
  • Authority records imported: 17 (Average of .5 per day)

 

July 2020:

  • Bibliographic records added: 338 (Average of 10.9 records per day)
  • Bibliographic records withdrawn: 541 (Average of 17.4 records per day)
  • Bibliographic records edited: 245,174 (Average of 7,908.8 records per day)
  • Authority records added: 14 (Average of .5 per day)
  • Item records edited: 1,257 (Average of 40.5 per day)

 

July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 year end statistics:

  • Bibliographic records added: 37,179 (Average of 3,098 per month)
  • Bibliographic records withdrawn: 28,428 (Average of 2,369 per month)
  • Bibliographic records edited: 263,936 (Average of 21,9994.6 records per month)
  • Authority records added: 568 (Average of 47.3 per month)
  • Authority records withdrawn: 74 (Average of 6 per month)
  • Item records edited: 20,653 (Average of 1,721 per month)

July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 year end statistics:

  • Bibliographic records added: 17,897 (Average of 1,491.4 per month)
  • Bibliographic records withdrawn: 19,455 (Average of 1,621.25 per month)
  • Bibliographic records edited: 1,730,115 (Average of 144,176.25 per month)
  • Authority records added: 15,387
  • Authority records withdrawn: 136
  • Authority records edited: 583
  • Item records edited: 34,806

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018:

  • Volumes added to the collections (print, media, digital): 42,462
  • Volumes removed from the collections (print, media, digital): 15,063
  • Bibliographic records edited (print, media, digital): 809,579

 

 

 

 

Questions?  Contact Metadata / Catalog Librarian, Heather Fisher, at x7053 or hgfisher@svsu.edu.

News from the Cataloging World

The second phase of the RDA 3R release is still set for sometime in October 2018.

RDA 3R - Beta release of the Toolkit set for evening of June 13, 2018.

 

Current projects

The Unit engages in multiple projects daily in addition to regular cataloging duties. Here are some of the special projects we are working on:

  • Ken Follett Digital Archives (now live at http://ezahnow.svsu.edu/digital/)

  • Ensuring all records have an OCLC number
  • Providing subject headings to records that don't have any
  • Providing relationship designators for records that don't have them

Some projects will be ongoing:

  • Bibliographic record cleanup (ensuring all records are consistent and meet national standards)
  • Technical support for library products for SVSU students, faculty, and staff
  • Continual upload/deletion of ebook subscription records
  • Continual upload and maintenance of authority control records