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Interview with Cindy Hartness; Cataloger for IMCPL's Library Services Center

A talk about the responsibilities of a cataloger and cataloging processes
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Elizabeth Johnson

on 21 April 2010

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Transcript of Interview with Cindy Hartness; Cataloger for IMCPL's Library Services Center

Steps for monographic cataloging
order/receipt
cataloging
shelfplacement Interview with Cindy Hartness; Cataloger for IMCPL's Library Services Center Cindy Hartness has been a cataloger for 25 years Technical Services (Cataloging Dept)
Responsible for collection development
Includes ordering, acquistions, & selection of materials Size of staff=3 1/2 MLS Librarians and 4 full-time assistants
Integrated system used=Horizon/SirsiDynix Cataloging Process
Rapid receiving vs. Slow processing
3-5% Original cataloging vs. Copy cataloging
Purchased records for eBooks and downloaded Audiobooks (lack of physical presence) Thoughts and reflection on this experience
Time management is a heavy consideration for materials and resources. Technology can either help or hinder the cataloging process
Catalogers have to be open to changes in technology in order to accept changes in materials and formats (ex. VHS is now a dead format)
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