Controlling a Cataloging Backlog

Article
Authors:Camden, BethUniversity of Virginia Cooper, Jean, University of Virginia LibraryUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-9236-886X
Abstract:

Cataloging backlogs are a perennial area of concern for libraries. The authors propose that eliminating a cataloging backlog is unnecessary if items in the backlog are accessible to staff and patrons. In this paper a backlog cataloging project is described that uses the features of an online catalog to 1) control and reduce a backlog, 2) increase patron access to uncataloged items, and 3) train staff in the creation of online records.

Keywords:
catalog, backlog, patron, access, training, online, records
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Camden, Beth, and Jean Cooper. "Controlling a Cataloging Backlog." University of Virginia Online Scholarship Initiative (1995).

Published Date:
1995
Sponsoring Agency:
University of Virginia Online Scholarship Initiative
Notes:

Originally published at http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/osi/