Core Catalog Management Interest Group

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Purpose: Discusses the various issues involved in cataloging, classification, authority control and metadata application after the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery. Provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library catalogs and related discovery tools.

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This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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Use any kind of basic cataloging ready-made test when hiring?

  • 1.  Use any kind of basic cataloging ready-made test when hiring?

    Posted Nov 02, 2022 11:50 AM

    November 2, 2022

    Hi all,

    Does anyone utilize any kind of standard ready-make basic cataloging test during the interviewing process of prospective candidates for mostly copy cataloging work (could be some original cataloging)? This is a new idea for us and I am interested to see what others do, and if you do use a test during the interviewing process, what do you use? Related to knowledge of MARC21, RDA, AACR2 (we have a mixture of both standards in our catalog), LC Subject Headings, and LC classification?

    We are a community college library where mostly paraprofessionals (part-time and full-time) do the technical services work (copy cataloging, processing, interlibrary loan, etc) and we utilize LC classification.

    Andie Craley

    Andie Craley, Chair GODORT Cataloging Committee
    Manager for Technical Services & Government Documents Librarian
    FDLP Depository Library Coordinator
    ILL Supervisor
    Harford Community College Library