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87: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: WEB USABILITY, USER RESEARCH AND HUMAN INTERFACE DESIGN, BROKEN OUT BY FTE ATTENDANCE ... 88: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: WEB USABILITY, USER RESEARCH AND HUMAN INTERFACE DESIGN, BROKEN OUT BY TYPE OF COLLEGE... 89: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: INTERNATIONAL MARC BIBLIOGRAPHIC, AUTHORITY AND HOLDINGS STANDARDS ............................................

119: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: PRACTICUM: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, BROKEN OUT BY FTE ATTENDANCE ................................................. 120: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: PRACTICUM: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, BROKEN OUT BY TYPE OF COLLEGE ................................................. 121: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES:...........................

71%. Support or accomplishment of departmental or library goals was considered by far the most useful indicator of quality in cataloging work; close to 62% of those sampled considered this a very useful quality indicator. 56% of the libraries in the sample outsource authority control, obtaining new and updated authority records. Half of all public colleges and more than 61% of colleges with more than 10,000 students do so. Close to 30% of survey participants outsource the acquisition of updated headings and bibliographic records; more than 44% of research universities do so.

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