University Libraries Publications

Title

Integrating Enhance and NACO Work into Pre-Professional Experiences: A Successful Strategy for All

Publication Title

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Publication Date

2010

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/01639374.2010.496314

Keywords

NACO, enhance, cataloging, practicum, graduate students, pre-professionals, training

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

In a time where both library budgets and personnel are shrinking, pre-professionals can contribute and improve cataloging in the OCLC WorldCat database, provided they are well trained and supervised. Thus their contributions benefit everyone, not just local catalog users. They may also be fully integrated into the OCLC Regular Enhance program and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) workflows. This article focuses on how pre-professionals are managed in technical services at Kent State University Libraries. The article includes contributions from the perspective of management, expert cataloger-trainers, and a graduate student, and aims to provide professional catalogers with the tools to successfully establish programs for pre-professionals.


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