With 388 responses to the survey question about the name of the library’s cataloging unit, there were 121 variations for the unit’s name. The top three answers were Technical Services, Cataloging, and Cataloging and Metadata Services. This word cloud shows the major terms used in all of these different names.

Cataloging Unit Names

The most common terms were:

Common Terms Count
Services 185
Catalog* 175
Technical 111
Metadata 102
Department 66
Collection 24
Management 22
Unit 20
Resource 14
Description 11
Acquisition 10
Team 8
Bibliographic 7
Digital 4

*Catalog and Cataloging have been grouped together as a single term expression.

 

The following table provides a breakdown of the complete unit names provided by respondents to the survey.  Names have been grouped to show frequency.

What is the name of your library’s cataloging unit? Count
Technical Services 92
Cataloging 83
Cataloging and Metadata Services 21
Cataloging and Metadata 12
Metadata Services 12
Metadata 8
Cataloging Services 6
Metadata and Cataloging 5
Catalog 4
Catalog and Metadata Services 4
Bibliographic Services 3
Cataloging and Discovery Services 3
Cataloging/Metadata 3
Collection Services 3
MARC 3
Metadata Creation 3
Resource Description 3
Tech Services 3
Technical Services 3
Cataloging and Acquisitions 2
Cataloging and Metadata Management 2
Cataloging and Processing 2
Collection Management 2
Data Management and Access 2
Metadata and Discovery Services 2
Metadata and Technical Services 2
Metadata Team 2
Music Metadata Services 2
Special Collections Technical Services 2
Technical Processing 2
Technical Servies 2
Acquisition and Discovery Services 1
Acquisitions and Cataloging 1
Acquisitions and Discovery Enhancement 1
Acquisitions and Discovery Services 1
Acquisitions and Resource Management 1
Acquisitions and Technical Services 1
Acquisitions Team 1
Archives and Cataloging Division 1
Bibliographic Access Services 1
Bibliographic and Metadata Services 1
Bibliographic Control 1
Bibliographic Management Services 1
Cataloger 1
Cataloging and Archival Processing 1
Cataloging and Description 1
Cataloging and Discovery 1
Cataloging and Management 1
Cataloging and Metadata Center 1
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian 1
Cataloging and Metadata Management 1
Cataloging and Preservation 1
Cataloging and Processing Workgroup 1
Cataloging Division 1
Cataloging Section 1
Cataloging Support 1
Cataloging, Original 1
Cataloging/Acquistions 1
Central Technical Services 1
Collection Management and Technical Services – Metadata 1
Collection Management Services 1
Collection Processing Team, Information Resources 1
Collections and Access Team 1
Collections and Metadata Team 1
Collections and Technical Services 1
Collections Description and Access 1
Collections Management 1
Collections Support Services 1
Content Services 1
Description Analysis and Metadata 1
Digital and Electronic Collections 1
Digital Scholarship 1
Digitial Initiatives and Metadata Services 1
Discovery Services 1
Discovery Services/Cataloging and Metadata 1
General Cataloging 1
General Collections and Finance 1
General Collections Cataloging 1
Information Management 1
Information Resources Management 1
Instructional Resources 1
Knowledge Access 1
Library Resources and Access 1
Library Technical Services 1
Metadata Access 1
Metadata and Catalog 1
Metadata and Monographic Resources 1
Metadata Creation and Management 1
Metadata Creation and Organization 1
Metadata Design and Analysis 1
Metadata Development 1
Metadata Management 1
Metadata Quality 1
Metadata Services Team 1
Monograph Cataloging 1
Monographs Team 1
Publishing Production Services 1
Receiving and Metadata 1
Regular Collection Cataloging and Authority 1
Resourcce Description Nd Access 1
Resource Acquisition and Management 1
Resource Description and Access Services 1
Resource Description and Digital Initiatives 1
Resource Description and Metadata Services 1
Resource Management 1
Serials Cataloging 1
Special Collections and Archives 1
Special Collections Cataloging 1
Special Collections Description and Access 1
Special Formats Metadata and Cataloging 1
Special Formats Metadata Management and Discovery Services 1
Special Materials Cataloging and Media 1
Stacks Organization and Maintenance 1
Standards Management and Assessment 1
Support Services 1
Systems and Catalog Services 1
Technical Services and Collection Management 1
Technical Services and Metadata 1
Technical Services and Systems 1
Technology and Digital Initiatives 1
Virtual Services Processing 1
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