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Carol, We have two paraprofessionals contributing to BIBCO. They participated in the original BIBCO training we received, although I conducted their NACO training. Each has over 15 years of cataloging experience and have attended workshops outside of our institution on Subject Analysis and various formats, although all PCC training has been done "in-house". All of our cataloging paraprofessionals participate in NACO. I am currently training two more. Mary Charles Date sent: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 15:25:53 -0700 Send reply to: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]> From: Carol Hixson <[log in to unmask]> Subject: informal survey To: [log in to unmask] 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? 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 Mary Charles Lasater Authorities Coordinator Vanderbilt University 21st Avenue South Nashville, TN 37240 (615) 343-2085