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Friday, April 10, 2009

Survey on Cataloging/Metadata Training (please help!)

Would you please share with appropriate lists and colleagues?
Many thanks.

This message has been cross-posted to several lists. Please excuse duplication.

Metadata and Cataloging Training Survey link

We are conducting a survey on training in the cataloging field which for the purposes of this survey includes all forms of metadata generation or correction for bibliographic use.

Catalogers include professional and paraprofessional staff, as well as Library/Information Science students who are doing work as a practicum or field of study.

The idea for the survey came about in the course of discussion between two managers/trainers at the University of Georgia: Beth Thornton and Robin Fay. Robin has created a multi-media introduction to the UGA Cataloging Department and Beth has been experimenting with using .mp3 files for feedback on record review.

While post-it notes and red pencils still figure prominently in our training repertoire, we are looking for new ideas and things that people at other institutions have hit upon, whether tried-and-true or still in the experimental stages.

Please take a few minutes to respond to our survey
before May 6, 2009. It should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Many thanks.

This survey is posted by Beth Thornton, Head, Serials Cataloging and Robin Fay, Head, Database Maintenance, University of Georgia Libraries. No information will be linked to any individual or institution.

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