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33: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF SERVICES ........................................................................................................................... 34: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF SERVICES, BROKEN OUT FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLEGES .......................

Close to 17% of the libraries in the sample routinely use paraprofessional support staff for establishment of local series, uniform title headings and authority records. Public colleges did so far more frequently than private colleges. A shade less than two-thirds of the libraries in the sample used professional librarians for this purpose. 6% of libraries sampled use paraprofessional support staff for establishment of local name, corporate body and conference headings and authority records; about 65% of libraries sampled use professional librarians for this work.

Nearly 56% did so, and the tendency to do so rose with college size. The next was: Creating and articulating new departmental workflows that promote service improvements and integration. More than 58% did so, and, once again, the tendency to do so rose with college size. All of the research libraries in the sample did so. The next tactic was: Marketing and branding cataloging and metadata services and personnel via outreach, newsletters and presentations. 1% of the cataloging departments in the sample did this, mostly public colleges, many of which were research universities.

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