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The larger the college in terms of attendance, the less likely it was to use professional librarians for original cataloging. 6% of libraries in the sample routinely use paraprofessional support staff for copy cataloging. 40 Academic Library Cataloging Practices Benchmarks Less than 47% of colleges with fewer than 1,500 students use paraprofessional support staff for copy cataloging. About 52% of those sampled use professional librarians for copy cataloging. 1% of research level universities. 49% of the libraries in the sample routinely use paraprofessional support staff for name authority cooperative work (NACO).

Use of paraprofessional support staff for this purpose was much more likely by public than private colleges by a factor of more than 4:1. More than 44% of colleges with more than 10,000 students use paraprofessional support staff for master bibliographic record enhancement, as do two-thirds of all research universities in the sample. More than 48% of libraries in the sample use professional librarians for master bibliographic record enhancement in OCLC. 7% of libraries sampled use professional librarians for this purpose.

114: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: DIGITAL LIBRARIES AND COLLECTIONS, BROKEN OUT FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLEGES .......... 115: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: DIGITAL LIBRARIES AND COLLECTIONS, BROKEN OUT BY FTE ATTENDANCE......................................... 116: RATING OF PREPAREDNESS BY LIBRARIES IN THE SAMPLE OF RECENT LIBRARY HIRES IN THE FOLLOWING CATALOGING AND METADATA COMPETENCIES: DIGITAL LIBRARIES AND COLLECTIONS, BROKEN OUT BY TYPE OF COLLEGE ........................................

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