Core Cataloging Norms Interest Group

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Purpose: Offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas on the dynamics and evolution of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows. We encourage and seek out participation from anyone with an interest in cataloging - from public, academic, school, or special libraries - regardless of experience level or training.

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Cataloging/Metadata strengths

  • 1.  Cataloging/Metadata strengths

    Posted Oct 02, 2020 02:44 PM
    Hello all,

    Apologies if this is very vague and if this isn't the best community to post -

    but do Cataloging and Metadata specialists have different strengths, weaknesses or 'bends'?  I mean, can a cataloger do well in one library setting (academic or medical) but may not adapt as well in another library setting (corporate, school or public)?

    I think a cataloger can adapt - but in terms of thriving in certain library types...  I'm not sure.

    I guess I'm looking at this from an Industrial/Organization Pysch approach.  

    I'm very curious as to others' thoughts and opinions.


    Richard Guinn
    Cataloging Librarian
    Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc.