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"Mind the [Trans-Atlantic] gap, please": awareness and training needs of UK catalogers

Welsh, Anne, Carty, Celine and Williams, Helen K. R. ORCID: 0000-0003-1259-7097 (2012) "Mind the [Trans-Atlantic] gap, please": awareness and training needs of UK catalogers. Journal of Library Metadata, 12 (2-3). pp. 242-263. ISSN 1938-6389

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Identification Number: 10.1080/19386389.2012.699854


Methodology: Action research. Analysis of emails sent to an e-forum on RDA in the UK in April 2011. Emails were assigned tags based on contents. Email addresses were analyzed for sector. The resource list co-created by participants was analyzed for format and country of creator(s). Findings: More than 200 people subscribed and received 195 emails sent by 38 individuals about current actions; training; training needs; the hybrid catalog and cataloger judgment; implementation; productivity; the RDA Toolkit; MARC and FRBR. Topical concerns were found to be the same as for U.S. RDA testers, although accompanied by “vague concerns” about whether they were acting quickly enough.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 08:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:28

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