Priority 1: Establish a standard and efficient workflow
Work restrictions and new procedures required by the Millennium implementation has created substantial backlogs and disrupted many Catalog Department workflows. Through this period, there were multiple attempts to adjust operations to keep materials moving through the department. The constant adjusting created new problems and the loss of a “normal” workflow.
We have recently made great progress in establishing a new, standard workflow that moves materials through the cataloging process. The Department is also collecting statistics to understand our capacity to process materials at each point in the workflow. It is our plan to let this new workflow run for a number of months. We will then be better able to evaluate our statistics and see what is working and where adjustments are needed.