At Northwestern, we have one senior paraprofessional who contributes BIBCO
and NACO records. Two additional senior paraprofessionals contribute NACO
(but not BIBCO) records. The training for all three people occurred
in-house. Andrea Stamm
At 03:25 PM 10/1/01 -0700, you wrote:
>I have two questions that I would like to have input on from other
>1) How many of you have paraprofessional catalogers doing some of
>your BIBCO cataloging?
>(Lest anyone think that I have an axe to grind about this, one way or the
>other, let me just state: I think this is an institutional decision that
>on a lot of factors. It is not something that I think the PCC should be trying
>to "legislate" in any way. I am simply trying to get a sense of what
>current reality is for BIBCO libraries.)
>2) If you do have paraprofessionals doing BIBCO cataloging, do you
>rely on in-house training for MARC, AACR2, subject analysis, and
>classification? Or do you send staff to training sessions provided by
>I have personal knowledge of BIBCO workflows at four different libraries,
>all of which have paraprofessionals contributing BIBCO records. In my own
>library, all of our high level paraprofessional catalogers contribute BIBCO
>records, both full and core, original and upgraded. The training that they
>have received in general cataloging concepts and tools has largely been
>provided in house.
>Head, Catalog Dept.
>University of Oregon