Our library is planning to convert some of our holdings to
machine-readable format. We are considering outsourcing some of the
materials in the Library of Congress classification, and have asked
OCLC for a price quote. We need to, however, provide our
administration with figures comparing the cost of outsourcing to
in-house conversion. The latter would require hiring additional staff.
Could somebody give me an idea what is a reasonable number of items
for a cataloger to process per month? The collection consists of
monographs and serials, about 25% would require original cataloging.
If you have done a project like this in your library, please answer to
the list or to me if you prefer. Thanks,