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Making a connection between digital repositories and library catalogs is an issue many libraries and archives face, especially when dealing with items that traditionally received full cataloging records. This poster will explore different workflows for reusing metadata to create catalog records, connecting the two resources together. In order to have one interface to search both the older physical items and newer digital items, the archives and technical services department of the University of Arkansas Libraries worked together to create different workflows to save time and eliminate the need for double entry, using the open source software MarcEdit and XML Notepad. We created two processes for distinct materials in different repositories. The first process transforms metadata for undergraduate theses in DSpace from Dublin Core to MARC. The second process transforms metadata from music concert recordings in Islandora from MODS to MARC.


Presented at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA on August 4-6, 2016.