Identifying e-books authored by faculty: a method for scoping the digital collection and curating a list

Sonali Sugrim, Laura Schimming, Gali Halevi


Electronic books are a substantial component of many academic libraries. Many libraries aim to make their collections easily discoverable through curated lists. The authors’ library devised a methodology to identify and flag all e-books authored by our institution’s faculty using MARCEdit and Microsoft Access. We highlight some of the challenges in gathering a comprehensive list of titles, the process of formulating such a list, and the measures needed to actively curate e-books by faculty for both content already in the collection and newly published titles.


Cataloging; Metadata; Curated Lists, Affiliated Authors; Digital Collections

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