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Half of all research universities characterized the situation as poor and none characterized it as excellent. 4% said it was good. Community colleges seem to be having a particularly difficult time in finding pertinent training events. 3% described it as good. 7% considered the situation good. 5% of participants. More than 61% of survey participants said that in general the handouts that they received in training sessions were excellent or good.

6% of participants; it was considered very important by more than 43% of them. This trait was particularly valued by colleges with fewer than 1,500 students. 2% of them. All of those who considered it very important were large public colleges with more than 10,000 students that were research universities. 42% of them. 3% of the survey participants routinely use paraprofessional staff for original cataloging. Public colleges were more than three times more likely than private colleges to use paraprofessionals for original cataloging, and larger colleges were more than twice as likely as smaller ones to do so.

54% of the libraries in the sample find it useful to measure turnaround time from receipt in Cataloging to ready for shelf and more than 63% found it useful to measure this. 67% of community colleges found this very useful. 7% of the sample. 11% of them. 31%. 8%. 41% found the indicator of error rate per physical processing a very useful quality indicator, while close to 56% considered it a somewhat useful indicator. 71% of survey participants. 71%. Support or accomplishment of departmental or library goals was considered by far the most useful indicator of quality in cataloging work; close to 62% of those sampled considered this a very useful quality indicator.

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