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Library-Vendor Collaboration for Re-Engineering Workflow: The Kent State Experience
Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services
  • Margaret Beecher Maurer, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Michele L. Hurst
Publication Date
7-1-2003
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1016/S1464-9055(03)00039-3
Keywords
  • OCLC PromptCat,
  • Yankee Book Peddler,
  • Inc.,
  • Workflow,
  • Collaboration,
  • Monographic Acquisitions,
  • Cataloging,
  • Automated workflow
Abstract

Kent State University Libraries and Media Services took advantage of a change in book vendors to re-engineer the acquisitions and cataloging workflow. The process that was ultimately designed is highly integrated and takes advantage of automated efficiencies from both Yankee Book Peddler and OCLC PromptCat. The library has also created a working environment for staff that simultaneously maximizes decision-making while minimizing routine and repetitive tasks. In addition, the library is realizing significant cost savings from the new workflow. A description of the new workflow is provided.

Citation Information
Margaret Beecher Maurer and Michele L. Hurst. "Library-Vendor Collaboration for Re-Engineering Workflow: The Kent State Experience" Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services Vol. 27 Iss. 2 (2003) p. 155 - 164
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/margaret_beecher_maurer/37/