Documentation of local policies, workflows, and procedures is an important activity for cataloging and metadata units. But creating and maintaining documentation is a huge task that is not always a high priority. Librarians at the University of Minnesota Libraries planned a documentation hackathon, CatDoc HackDoc, with three primary goals: to update a large amount of documentation quickly, to apply accessibility best practices to all documentation, and to bring new staff into the documentation workflow. This article describes the event’s planning process, structure, and outcomes, and offers guidance on how others can adapt the CatDoc HackDoc model in their own organizations.
Kristi Bergland, Kalan Knudson Davis & Stacie Traill (2019) CatDoc HackDoc: Tools and Processes for Managing Documentation Lifecycle, Workflows, and Accessibility, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 57:7-8, 463-495, DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2019.1680470
Bergland, Kristi; Davis, Kalan K; Traill, Stacie.
CatDoc HackDoc: Tools and Processes for Managing Documentation Lifecycle, Workflows, and Accessibility.
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.
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