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Carol,

Stanford has two high-level paraprofessionals
contributing BIBCO records.  Both are cataloging
belles-lettres and other works in the Language
and Literature field.

They were in-house trained first.  As a final
step toward their BIBCO independence their work
was reviewed by a BIBCO trainer.

Mia


On Mon, 1 Oct 2001 15:25:53 -0700 Carol Hixson
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> I have two questions that I would like to have input on from other
> BIBCO libraries:
>
> 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
> depends
> 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
> other agencies?
>
Both catalogers were in-house trained first.
As a final step toward their BIBCO independence
their work was reviewed by a BIBCO trainer.

> 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.
>
> Carol Hixson
> Head, Catalog Dept.
> University of Oregon

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