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Survey on training methods and tools Beth Thornton 10 Apr 2009 13:02 UTC

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We are conducting a survey on how catalogers are trained in the field. For
the purposes of this survey, cataloging includes all forms of metadata
generation and correction, and catalogers include professional and
paraprofessional staff who perform new cataloging and maintenance of
bibliographic records.

The idea for the survey came about in the course of discussion between two
managers/trainers at the University of Georgia: Beth Thornton and Robin Fay.
Robin has created a multi-media introduction to the UGA Cataloging
Department and Beth has been experimenting with using .mp3 files for
feedback on record review. While post-it notes and red pencils still figure
prominently in our training repertoire, we are looking for new ideas and
things that people at other institutions have hit upon, whether
tried-and-true or still in the experimental stages.

Please take a few minutes to respond to our survey before May 6, 2009. It
should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Many thanks.

This survey is posted by Beth Thornton, Head, Serials Cataloging and Robin
Fay, Head, Database Maintenance, University of Georgia Libraries.No
information will be linked to any individual or institution.