E-Book Cataloging Using a Shared Mailbox

Acquiring and cataloging e-books received as firm orders presents a unique challenge to librarians accustomed to print materials, who struggle to manage an invisible backlog and workflow, and the attendant difficulties with tracking, communicating between departments, and notifying users when the materials are available to them. This session will show participants how to plan and create a workflow for processing these orders using a shared mailbox.

Originally presented on March 16, 2015.

This webinar is one of the six-part "Working with Continuing Resources" webinar series:

Feb. 18  Trends and Advancements for Library Resource Discovery

Feb. 23  Tailoring Communications to Different Audiences

Mar.  9  Workflow Maps: Tools for Insight and Enhancement

Mar. 11  Persistence: “Got yours?” Preserving Scholarship

Mar. 16  E-book Cataloging Using a Shared Mailbox

Mar. 18  Cataloging Continuing Resources in a Changing Landscape

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to plan and create a workflow applicable to their own environment.

Who Should Attend

Technical services librarians who are responsible for the management of an e-book workflow, whether in acquisitions or cataloging.


Nancy Mitchell Poehlmann has been a cataloging manager since 1990. She has presented sessions on various cataloging and management topics at the American Library Association Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences, the SUNY Librarians Association conference, and the Association of American Law Libraries annual conference. She is currently Head of the Cataloging Services Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York.




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