Data regarding library collections exists in many locations. While this often works for those researchers who know what they're looking for, one institution created a plan to convert online finding aids into MARC records for the discovery layer. The project makes additional avenues to discover unique collections but also gives opportunities to create Library of Congress name authority records for distinct entities or hidden individuals and groups. This project became a model for standardization of this work across the consortium, and brought together stakeholders from metadata, special collections, archives, digital collections and library IT.
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