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Organization of Cataloging Units in Academic Libraries

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 →

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 →

Outsourcing vs. ILS

  321 respondents answered both the question  "What ILS do you use for your traditional MARC cataloging?" and "Do you outsource any cataloging tasks?"  52% of respondents indicated that they did not do any outsourcing tasks.  Respondents uing Millenium, Polaris,... Continue Reading →

Outsourcing Cataloging vs. Faculty Status

This post will look at how faculty status impacts the outsourcing of cataloging.   321 respondents answered the question regarding outsourcing cataloging tasks and the faculty status of employees.  Here are the breakdowns. Do you outsource any cataloging tasks? Yes No... Continue Reading →

Outsourcing in Multi-Library Systems

This post will analyze how often and in what ways multi-library systems outsource cataloging.  You can see previous posts on the frequency of multi-library systems and more information on outsourcing in general. 323 respondents answered two questions regarding outsourcing of cataloging and... Continue Reading →

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