When good enough is not good enough: Resolving cataloging issues for high density storage

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This article identifies issues with cataloging backlogs and quality control, particularly relating to the subsequent ingest of content into library high density storage. Results of a pilot project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are used to demonstrate the high cost of retroactively addressing cataloging concerns, and how not addressing them contributes to issues in discovery and access. Changes in local cataloging standards, and criteria for how to assess a cost/benefit ratio for quality cataloging are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-158
Number of pages12
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016



  • Academic libraries
  • Cataloging backlogs
  • High density storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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