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Monday, December 29, 2008

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Amy Ranger

That is a quote that only a cataloger (and maybe a caring reference librarian) would love, but an administrator... ? I don't know. My former POW opted not to replace me and instead has outsourced all cataloging and is relying on para-pros who have had minimal training and encouragement. I believe the users *will* suffer, but by the time the univ admin wakes up, the damage will be done and it will be much more difficult to correct. When I am Queen of the Library, people will not take shortcuts and access to information will be the priority.

Christine Schwartz

Hi Amy, Thanks for the comment, sorry it has taken me awhile to weigh in--just scattered lately.

I hope you are the Queen of the Library someday!

In the meantime, I'm hoping a few library administrators take heed of David Bade's sage advice. Surely, in the future library there will be some type of cataloging/metadata creation going on--let's make it good metadata!

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