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There are many additional tasks that survey respondents included that weren’t in our original list of the main duties of cataloging departments. Some of these tasks include:

  • acquisitions
  • training
  • special formats cataloging
  • database maintenance
  • record loading
  • book repair and processing
  • batch editing
  • converting data to multiple formats
  • withdrawals
  • classification
  • working with vendors on different types of projects

The best answer to what additional tasks that catalogers do was “MAGIC!”