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Organization of Cataloging Units in Academic Libraries

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This website is dedicated to the study of organizational structures for cataloging units in academic libraries. It was developed in 2016 and is maintained by Jeremy Myntti, Head of Digital Library Services at the University of Utah and Liz Woolcott, Head... Continue Reading →

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Research Project Summary for ALCTS Exchange Presentation

This post is to give some background information on this research project for participants in the ALCTS Exchange. Since we have posted over 75 entries on this blog, we wanted to have a quick summary that you could use to... Continue Reading →

ALCTS Exchange Presentation – May 9, 2017

ALCTS Exchange Presentation Presentation Title Now, what do you want me to do? New and emerging roles for Cataloging and Metadata Librarians May 9, 2017, 3:05 pm Eastern Description The roles and responsibilities within library cataloging units have been shifting... Continue Reading →

Student Centered Technical Services

Guest post by Roman S. Panchyshyn Associate Professor, Catalog Librarian Kent State University Libraries An extensive body of literature is available on the topic of student employment and training in academic libraries. Some of this literature focuses directly on training students... Continue Reading →

Cataloging Unit Organizations presentation at ALA Midwinter 2017 – Heads of Cataloging Departments IG

Presentation for the Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, January 23, 2015. Abstract: With many of the new and upcoming tasks and workflows that are completed in cataloging units in... Continue Reading →

Change in Cataloging Unit Hierarchical Structure in Doctoral Institutions Over Time

109 respondents from doctoral institutions answered both a question that analyzed the current hierarchy of their cataloging unit and the hierarchy that was present 10 years prior. The current structure question was presented as follows: "Beginning with the highest level... Continue Reading →

2-layer Reporting Structures for Academic Cataloging Units in Doctoral Institutions

In this post, we will explore the profile of the doctoral institutions that reported having 2 layers in their organizational hierarchies.  Overall, 173 people respondents answered this question: “Beginning with the highest level of administration in your specific library, (for... Continue Reading →

3-layer Reporting Structures for Academic Cataloging Units in Doctoral Institutions

In this post, we will explore the profile of the doctoral institutions that reported having 3 layers in their organizational hierarchies.  Overall, 173 people respondents answered this question: “Beginning with the highest level of administration in your specific library, (for... Continue Reading →

4-layer Reporting Structures for Academic Cataloging Units in Doctoral Institutions

In this post, we will explore the profile of the doctoral institutions that reported having 4 layers in their organizational hierarchies.  Overall, 173 people respondents answered this question: “Beginning with the highest level of administration in your specific library, (for... Continue Reading →

5-layer Reporting Structures for Academic Cataloging Units in Doctoral Institutions

In this post, we will explore the profile of the doctoral institutions that reported having 5 layers in their organizational hierarchies.  Overall, 173 people respondents answered this question: “Beginning with the highest level of administration in your specific library, (for... Continue Reading →

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