Patrick Harrington

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Room 101 (Technical Services)
Metadata Librarian
Library Department
Collections & Technical Services

M.S. Library and Information Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A. English Literature & Secondary Education - Northwestern University

Professional Background

Research Areas:

  • Metadata applications of machine learning
  • Metadata for digital objects
  • Metadata for A/V material
  • Digital preservation


Programming work found at GitHub.


Publications and Presentations


Han, Myung-Ja K., Jamie Carlstone, and Patrick Harrington. “Cataloging Digitized Continuing Resources in a Shared Record Environment.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 56, no. 2–3 (February 17, 2018): 155–70. Full paper: DOI

Harrington, Patrick. (2017). Visualizing Government Regulatory Activity Using the Unified Agenda, at the iSchool Master’s Student Showcase. Urbana, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.   Slides Video


Han, Myung-Ja, Harrington, P. , Black, A., & Kudeki, D. (August 2016). Aligning Author-Supplied Keywords for ETDs with Domain-Specific Controlled Vocabularies. Paper presented at IFLA Classification & Indexing Satellite Conference , State Library of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, US, 11 & 12 August 2016.

Full paper: PDF 

Harrington, Patrick. (2015). Using MarcEdit, at the Savvy Researcher Workshop. Urbana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presentation material available at:

University and Community Involvement

Cataloging Interest Group - UW System