Three Questions for our Librarians – Mark

This month, I asked three questions to Mark Monakey, Associate Librarian, Content Management.

What areas can you help MSK users with?
In my position as Associate Librarian, Content Management, one of my main responsibilities is to acquire new materials for the MSK Library. This includes books, journals, and databases. We often receive recommendations directly from MSK users on what resources we should add to our collection. My team works with users to ensure that their input has been received and considered, that we purchase/license materials from the best source, that our accounts are paid in full, that the resource is accessible from our catalog, and that our budget is balanced.

What projects have you been working on recently?
In conjunction with our Tri-Cat partners, Weill Cornell Library and Rockefeller University Library, we recently completed a full data migration from Innovative Interfaces Inc.’s Millennium integrated library system (i.e. the Tri-Cat catalog) to Alma/Primo (i.e. OneSearch), Ex Libris’ next-generation library management solution and discovery and delivery solution. The new Alma/Primo system includes essential cataloging, patron record management, and circulation features, as well as integrated digital content management, and a statistics analysis tool that can generate customized reports regarding our collection.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would travel to South Korea with my family – we would start off in Seoul then travel to JeJu Island, and then end our vacation in Busan.