A Survey of Batch Cataloging Practices and Problems

Young, Philip A Survey of Batch Cataloging Practices and Problems., 2011 [Preprint]


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Groups of bibliographic records are added to library catalogs with increasing frequency. Batch cataloging requires knowledge of bulk record transfer as well as current cataloging standards. While more efficient than cataloging items individually, batch cataloging requires different skills and creates new challenges. Responses to a wide-ranging online survey document the workload, tools, practices, and problems of batch cataloging. The unique characteristics of electronic resources affect many aspects of batch cataloging. Survey respondents lack consensus on how to share improved batch records, and recent trends in the bibliographic environment seem to make a networked solution less likely.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: batch cataloging, vendors, bibliographic record quality, cataloging tools, sharing, cooperative cataloging
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Philip Young
Date deposited: 01 Dec 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:20
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/16325


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