Re: Union listing duties Eleanor Cook 05 Oct 1993 16:20 UTC

I would like to thank everyone who responded to my question concerning
the staffing level for union list work. As I suspected, it varies
greatly depending on size of the library, commitment to union
listing, and whether or not the periodicals in the library are

I had people telling me that straightforward updates were handled by
student assistants or library clerical staff, while other people
described situations where it was a routine part of a much larger set
of duties that a high level staff or professional cataloger would
perform. Sometimes the updating was performed in a serials department,
though most often it was in cataloging.

Where I work, periodicals are not classified or cataloged, which is
why this activity is being done in Serials.

I will probably have more questions in the future, and it
is comforting to know that there are so many people with experience
out there to help us along!

Thanks again,
Eleanor I. Cook                   704-262-2786 (wrk)
Serials Librarian                 704-262-3001 (fax)
Belk Library
Appalachian State University     cookei@appstate             (Bitnet)
Boone, NC 28608          (Internet)