For immediate release | February 3, 2021

Discover the Basics of Planning a Batch Cataloging Project, a Core webinar, on March 3, 2021

CHICAGO—Many libraries have uncataloged collections or backlogs which could benefit from batch processing, and much professional development for metadata specialists focuses on software tools that can facilitate this work, but it is not always clear how to get started putting those new skills into action. On Wednesday, March 3, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present "Planning Batch Cataloging Projects", a webinar which will introduce the basics of planning a batch cataloging project. This webinar will cover designing a workflow by mapping potential metadata pathways, as well as how to select the appropriate tools and technologies for an efficient workflow. Through a series of questions, attendees will learn to identify appropriate projects for a batch cataloging approach, evaluate available technological and personnel resources, and assess their starting point based on a batch cataloging framework. Catalogers, metadata specialists, and technical services project managers and supervisors interested in batch cataloging, designing metadata project workflows, practical applications for metadata tools, or supporting cataloging competency development are encouraged to attend.

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to identify projects that are good candidates for a batch cataloging approach; plan a batch cataloging workflow; and select appropriate technologies and tools for various steps of a batch cataloging project.

Planning Batch Cataloging Projects

Live Webinar: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm CT

Presenter: Rebecca B. French

Registration Fees:

$43 - Core Member

$59 - Non-member

$129 - Groups

Free for Student Members

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

For questions or comments related to Core webinars, please contact Core CE staff at

ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.


Julie Reese

Core Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures