Kamilah Wentworth

Data Management Assistant

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Data Management Assistant

Kamilah joined the University of Chicago’s Regenstein Library January 2019 as the Data Management Assistant.

She works with the Natasha Sharp and Christie Thomas, Head of Data Management Services.

Snapshot

Kamilah Wentworth is a graduate from Dominican University with an MLIS. Her core coursework is focused in Academic and Digital Libraries. She is highly trained and educated in collection management, information storage and retrieval, special collections and archives, library user instruction and reference, as well as electronic materials (digital and born digital materials) and metadata.

Kamilah also holds a Bachelor's of Liberal Arts in History, with a minor in Political Science, and another minor in Spanish.

Data Management Services

The DMS Team focuses on uniforming records and data in the Library Catalog.

The DMS ensures records are being updated and kept up to the ever changing library standards.

Tasks the DMS Team handles:

  • Batch loading of bibliographic and acquisitions data
  • Batch transformations of bibliographic, holdings, item, and eholdings data
  • Bibliographic data enrichment projects (updating access point labels and adding URI identifiers to access points, RDA elements, etc.)
  • Data normalization activities for more uniform display and discovery of resources, and in preparation for migration to FOLIO
  • Reporting
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