Catalog Enhancement

One of the primary goals of my Directed Fieldwork (DFW) with Seattle Public Library was a catalog enhancement - specifically, to tag local authors as "Seattle Author" to improve discovery. To document my progress and leave behind a resource that could be expanded in the future, I created a shareable. editable spreadsheet (link here). At the time of this writing, 100 authors and 123 catalog items have been tagged, increasing the total search results for "Seattle Author" by nearly 40%. Patrons will now be able to discover more local authors through simple searches than ever before, and SPL employees have a resource for Readers Advisory, display building, blog posts, grant applications and more.