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Cataloging Unit Organizations presentation at ALA Midwinter 2017 – Heads of Cataloging Departments IG

Presentation for the Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, January 23, 2015. Abstract: With many of the new and upcoming tasks and workflows that are completed in cataloging units in... Continue Reading →

Outsourcing vs. Traditional Cataloging Tasks

This post will examine how outsourcing compares to cataloging tasks that are performed at libraries. Please note that the survey did not ask if these specific tasks were outsourced.  It only asked IF cataloging tasks were outsourced.  If respondents answered yes,... Continue Reading →

Multi-Library Systems

Survey respondents were asked the question: "Is your library part of a multi-part library system? (For the purposes of this survey, a multi-part library system is defined as "Multiple, distinct libraries who share an ILS, OPAC, and/or Discovery Layer along... Continue Reading →

Cataloging Unit Organization presentation @ ALA

Roles and Responsibilities of Cataloging Units in Academic Libraries Research Project Presented to the Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, June 26, 2016. The roles and responsibilities within academic library cataloging units... Continue Reading →

Digital collection metadata

Catalogers have traditionally created records in the MARC format, but with many catalogers working on digital collection metadata, there are many other metadata standards being used. The most commonly used metadata schema being used by catalogers in digital libraries and... Continue Reading →

Cataloging Tasks: E-Resources and Serials Cataloging

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... Continue Reading →

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