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ERIC Number: ED013611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 7
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CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION IN JUNIOR COLLEGE LIBRARIES.
ROWLAND, ARTHUR RAY
QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM 336 (50 PERCENT) OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE LIBRARIES IN THE COUNTRY. THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM IS THE PREDOMINANT CLASSIFICATION SCHEME (96.5 PERCENT) WITH THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SYSTEM ACCOUNTING FOR THE REST. HOWEVER, 14.6 PERCENT INDICATED DEFINITE PREFERENCE FOR THE LC SYSTEM, AND 4.1 PERCENT STATED THAT SIZE OF THE COLLECTION WOULD DETERMINE THE PREFERENCE. MUCH LESS UNIFORMITY WAS FOUND IN THE ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHOR NUMBERS AND SUBJECT HEADINGS. PRINTED CARDS, WHEN AVAILABLE, WERE USED BY 86.2 PERCENT, WHILE 11 PERCENT REPRODUCED THEIR OWN CARDS (WITH 6.9 PERCENT APPARENTLY TYPING ALL CARDS INDIVIDUALLY). AT 71 PERCENT OF THE LIBRARIES, THE HEAD LIBRARIAN, USUALLY THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER, DID ALL THE CATALOGING. ALMOST TWO-THIRDS HAD CLERICAL ASSISTANTS FOR CATALOGING. ONLY HALF OF THE COLLEGES USED STUDENT HELP IN BOOK PROCESSING. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE GREATEST PROBLEM IN JUNIOR COLLEGE LIBRARIES IS LACK OF STAFF, PARTICULARLY CLERICAL WORKERS. PROFESSIONAL TIME AND ENERGY IS WASTED WHEN LIBRARIANS OCCUPY MUCH OF THEIR TIME IN CLERICAL DUTIES. (WO)
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