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"Mind the [trans-Atlantic] gap, please": awareness and training needs of UK catalogers

Welsh, A; Williams, H; Carty, C; (2012) "Mind the [trans-Atlantic] gap, please": awareness and training needs of UK catalogers. Journal of Library Metadata , 12 (2-3) pp. 242-263. 10.1080/19386389.2012.699854. Green open access

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Abstract

Methodology: Action research. Analysis of emails sent to an e-forum on RDA in the UK in April 2011. Emails were assigned tags based on contents. Email addresses were analyzed for sector. The resource list co-created by participants was analyzed for format and country of creator(s). Findings: More than 200 people subscribed and received 195 emails sent by 38 individuals about current actions; training; training needs; the hybrid catalog and cataloger judgment; implementation; productivity; the RDA Toolkit; MARC and FRBR. Topical concerns were found to be the same as for U.S. RDA testers, although accompanied by “vague concerns” about whether they were acting quickly enough.

Type: Article
Title: "Mind the [trans-Atlantic] gap, please": awareness and training needs of UK catalogers
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-71602-4
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/19386389.2012.699854
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19386389.2012.699854
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Library Metadata on 17 Sep 2012, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19386389.2012.699854
Keywords: Bibliographic control; cataloging standards; RDA; training
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1413189
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