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Combining materials acquisitions and cataloging depts. Anne Moore 12 Aug 2005 13:10 UTC


We did things a little differently at Northeastern, so I'm not sure this
well be helpful.   We reorganized Technical Services into Print and
Non-Print Management.  Within each dept. are a Receipt and Resource Control
unit (that's check-in, mail and cataloging on receipt) and an Orders and
Metadata Management unit (acq., complex cataloging, projects, database
maintenance).   Because our electronic collections were growing so quickly
and we were developing an Institutional Repository for which records would
need to be reviewed, it was felt that creating a non-print unit would best
serve our constituents.

On a more practical note, I've heard of departments called Bibliographic
Services.  Throwing words like metadata into a name makes it sound
impressive to people outside the dept./library.  :-  )


Anne Campbell Moore
Assistant Head, Non-Print Management
Northeastern University Libraries
617.373.2726 (v)          617-373-8396 (f)