cataloging at a distance, final request (Margaret Mering) Marcia Tuttle 22 Aug 2001 23:46 UTC

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Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 17:03:17 -0500
From: Margaret Mering <mmering@UNLNOTES.UNL.EDU>
Subject: cataloging at a distance, final request

Dear Cataloger,

(This has been sent to several other addresses, and also was first sent
out to this list in May, but we are hoping for a few more replies.)

      Please help us with a research project. We are investigating how
   workflow is affected when professional catalogers move to a remote site,
   rather than being in close proximity to their libraries' collections.
      The opinions of individual catalogers are very important to the
   project. All information and experiences provided will be kept

   Description of Project

      The Technical Services Division of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
   Libraries is temporarily located at a site remote from its main
   collections. With the help of this survey, we hope to discover the
   impact of distance on the workflow of professional catalogers. We will
   also be looking for trends in the workflow and work habits of our fellow
   catalogers working at remote sites.

   Who Should Participate

         We welcome input from individual professional catalogers who work
   for university libraries with at least one branch. We would like to hear
   from catalogers who are currently working or who worked off-site within
   the last five years. We invite opinions from both catalogers and
   cataloging administrators.
        Please feel free to forward this message to your cataloging


      We plan to publish our research results and conclusions in a
   professional journal. We hope that our findings may assist other
   cataloging librarians who anticipate a move in their future.

   The questionnaire:

   If you have any further questions about the survey, please contact Jean
   Dickinson at, (402) 472-3545.
   We thank you for your interest in this project and hope you will
   consider participating in our study.