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In praise of cataloging

July 28, 2009

I read the following blog entry entitled “In Appreciation of Library Catalogers and Cataloging Standards” and it made me feel good that my 15 years of cataloging does not go unnoticed. In particular, I liked the following:

we need to realize that although much of their work is behind the scenes and invisible to most of us, catalogers continue to play an important, critical role in enabling us to find the information essential to our going about our daily lives both at work and at home…. Cataloging standards can also form the basis for other forms of web searching. A prominent information consultant told me some years ago that he liked to hire catalogers for applications development in database and web searching because he found their training and expertise to be so helpful and effective.

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