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Collection Management Services

Information on Collection Management Services and Operations

Who We Are and What We Do

The Metadata Unit provides standardized descriptions for resources acquired by UVic Libraries and works on associated collection management services-related projects and work. This includes cataloguing of material in all formats in the library catalogue (Alma), metadata description for locally digitized and hosted material (Vault, UVic Space, Archive It,etc.), serial cataloguing and management, description of entities in the form of authority records, assistance with various aspects of archival description, and working on a variety of other workflows and projects that are associated with this core work. In addition, the Metadata Unit handles gifts and donations for UVic Libraries.



Dean Seeman Head, Metadata 250-721-8242 LIB 244
Laura Doublet Metadata Librarian 250-721-6088 LIB 238
Glenda Lee-Jury Supervisor (Cataloguing) 250-721-8256 LIB 260
Susan Fraser Supervisor (Serials) 250-721-7507 LIB 260
Karen Dykes Supervisor (Digital Collections Metadata) 250-721-7898 LIB 260
Shelley Coulombe Gifts Coordinator 250-721-8244 LIB 260
Alexandra (Alix) Gullen Library Assistant 250-472-4968 LIB 260
Min He Library Assistant 250-721-8237 LIB 260
Karen Nelson Library Assistant 250-472-4966 LIB 260
Rhea Scott Library Assistant 250-472-4969 LIB 260
Danice Szabo Library Assistant   LIB 260
Maggie Tan Library Assistant 250-472-4967 LIB 260
Laurie Whyte Library Assistant 250-721-7623 LIB 260


History of the Unit

The Metadata Unit was brought together as currently constructed in January 2017 when the Cataloguing and Serials Units were merged. Prior to that, monographic cataloguing and serials cataloguing were carried out in different units. Digital collections metadata work was always under the Cataloguing Unit (now the Metadata Unit).

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