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136: ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE OVERALL STATE OF CURRENT TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION IN CATALOGING AND METADATA: COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TRAINING EVENTS, BROKEN OUT BY TYPE OF COLLEGE ............. 138: ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE OVERALL STATE OF CURRENT TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION IN CATALOGING AND METADATA: EXPERTISE OF TRAINERS, BROKEN OUT FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLEGES ................................................. 139: ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE OVERALL STATE OF CURRENT TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION IN CATALOGING AND METADATA: EXPERTISE OF TRAINERS, BROKEN OUT BY FTE ATTENDANCE ...............................................................................

1% of research level universities. 49% of the libraries in the sample routinely use paraprofessional support staff for name authority cooperative work (NACO). All of these were public college libraries, mostly larger colleges. 56% of libraries in the sample use professional librarians for NACO work, as did close to 78% of research university libraries in the sample. 6% of the libraries in the sample use paraprofessional support staff for subject authority cooperative work (SACO). All of them were public colleges with between 3,000 and 10,000 students and all were community colleges.

Also, close to 30% obtain new bibliographic records through outsourcing. Nearly three times as many public as private colleges do so. 6% of colleges in the sample outsource item records and inventory and most of these were research universities. 69% of the libraries in the sample outsource barcoding. More than 44% of research universities did so. 39% outsourced the obtaining of book reviews. 9% outsourced the acquisition of continuing resources (in print). 6% of the libraries in the sample outsource the cataloging of e-journals; close to 28% of research universities do so.

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