Some questions to ask of fellow catalogers:

Which staff have access & permission, within your library, to the catalog records?

Has your library set limitations to the changes they can make? Alterations? Additions? Deletions? Items only, or bibs too?

What sort of training do these staff have? In-house only? Some cataloging experience? Fully-trained (MLIS)?

How do you try to manage errors that are made by your "well-intentioned but not experienced" staff (such as "fixing" the 100 because "that's not who's listed on the cover")-which I know is pretty pointless in a consortium anyway?

In instances where most staff have access and permission to all aspects, what has your role become?

Lastly, please share any problems that you've encountered, things you wish you'd done differently, and any advice to an upcoming MINERVA cataloger.

Thank you,
Sally


Sally Bannen
Adult Services/Cataloging Librarian
Windham Public Library
217 Windham Center Road
Windham ME 04062
(207) 892-1908