A question was asked about who in the library was responsible for several different cataloging related tasks (professionals, para-professionals, or hourly staff) and whether those tasks were completed inside or outside of the traditional cataloging unit. This post and several others include data about specific tasks, separated by the type of academic institution.

ILS maintenance is done both inside and outside the cataloging units, with cataloging units doing a little more than half of this work. The vast majority of cataloging policy creation is completed by professionals in cataloging units.