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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 →

6-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 6 layers in their organizational hierarchies.  Overall, 173 respondents answered this question: “Beginning with the highest level of administration in your specific library, (for example,... Continue Reading →

7-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 7 layers in their organizational hierarchies.  173 responded answered this question: “Beginning with the highest level of administration in your specific library, (for example, the... Continue Reading →

Reporting Structures of Cataloging Units in Doctoral Institutions

173 respondents from doctoral-granting institutions described their current cataloging structures and reporting hierarchy.  The survey asked respondents the following: "Beginning with the highest level of administration in your specific library, (for example, the Director/ Dean/University Librarian level) record the reporting... Continue Reading →

Outsourcing vs. Staffing

This post will analyze the pattern of outsourcing cataloging tasks as compared to the pattern of staffing in a cataloging unit.  The following table compared the average FTE staffing for respondents who indicated that they outsourced at least one cataloging... Continue Reading →

Cataloging Tasks – Completed by One Type of Position – Analyzed by Institution Type

Overall information about cataloging tasks completed by only one type of position can be found on this blog post. Many respondents from all types of institutions reported only one type of position as responsible for completing certain tasks. The most... Continue Reading →

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