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.

One-third of libraries are not creating EAD registers. Those that are have this work mostly completed outside of the cataloging unit. Less than 7% of libraries surveyed are working with PREMIS metadata. 38% of libraries aren’t doing anything with dataset metadata creation. For those that do catalog datasets, about 60% of this work is completed in cataloging units.