LOC - NAP

The Library of Congress (LOC) is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts in its collections. LOC acquires 250,000+ items annually that require processing as new materials are received. ZAI's New Acquisitions Processing (NAP) Project staff uses LOC's Voyager system and several of its other applications to process new materials into the Library. Each day, a required number of materials must be processed necessitating daily monitoring of staff production and determining the best use of staff. We utilize a ZAI-developed Automated Production Log (APL) system to monitor staff and team performance, determine the number of items processed daily, and monitor any backlog or bottlenecks in the workflow.