Cataloging quality as a communicative process

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dc.contributor.author Matveyeva, Susan J.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-25T21:26:26Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-25T21:26:26Z
dc.date.issued 2004-06-26
dc.identifier.citation Matveyeva, Susan J. Cataloging quality as a communicative process. Presented at the ALA Annual Conference, June 26, 2004. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/299
dc.description Presented at the ALA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL en
dc.description.abstract The presentation discusses the usage of the online catalog by library staff, and showed the impact of staff's needs on quality of cataloging, in her remarks, "Cataloging quality as a communicative process." The presentation focused on methods of quality improvement of OCLC member records. Records have a communicative nature: in the contemporary era of copy cataloging, records are crafted for copying. Peers in OCLC and public services staff in a local library are two important groups that motivate a cataloger, by performing an informal control of his/her work. A cataloger, like the mythological Janus, is faced in opposite directions: toward peers in OCLC who motivate him/her to create a perfect record, and toward local public services staff who control consistency of records and labels. In a cooperative environment, more active communication often has the result of better cataloging quality. Two methods of quality control are suggested for smaller libraries where no professional reviewers are available: indirect communication with PCC catalogers via a record (later analysis of changes that have been made by OCLCQ and PCC libraries), and a non-PCC quality program targeted for new catalogers: OCLC members that can communicate electronically with experienced catalogers by using the new OCLC Connexion Browser Review File. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Library Association en
dc.subject Peers' pressure en
dc.subject Cataloging quality en
dc.subject Professional catalogers en
dc.subject.lcsh Cataloging en
dc.subject.lcsh Catalogers en
dc.subject.lcsh Library employees en
dc.title Cataloging quality as a communicative process en
dc.type Presentation en

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