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Two Separate Worlds, One Shared Goal: An Exploration of Special Collections Catalogers' Reporting Lines and Institutional Organization

Technical Services in the 21st Century

ISBN: 978-1-80043-829-3, eISBN: 978-1-80043-828-6

ISSN: 0732-0671

Publication date: 8 January 2021

Abstract

This chapter seeks to better understand and quantify some of the challenges current special collections catalogers face through conducting and analyzing the authors' recent survey of special collections catalogers primarily working in American cultural heritage institutions. While these findings are neither simple nor straightforward, it is possible to suggest some preliminary solutions. Overarching trends and challenges included communication between departments, security of valuable materials versus workspace locations, and priority setting.

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Barrett, C.W., Buccicone, W.A. and Shankweiler, J.J. (2021), "Two Separate Worlds, One Shared Goal: An Exploration of Special Collections Catalogers' Reporting Lines and Institutional Organization", Hines, S.S. (Ed.) Technical Services in the 21st Century (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 42), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 103-118. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0732-067120210000042009

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