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Cataloging

Cataloging Time Guidelines

Category Activities Minutes
Copy Cataloging   8-12
  2 or less changes, not including call number assignment  
  addition of 049 and 949  
  verification of descriptive cataloging  
  verification of access points  
  CAI to complete acquisitions process and create item record for circulation  
Advanced Copy Cataloging   15-20
  3 or more changes, which may include:  
  call number assignment  
  multiple volumes or pieces of varied nature  
  changes required to descriptive cataloging  
  additions or corrections required for access points  
  additions or corrections required for series/set handling  
  CAI to complete acquisitions process and create item record for circulation  
Incomplete records   25-30
  3 or more changes, which nearly always include:  
  call number assignment  
  changes required to descriptive cataloging  
  additions or corrections required for access points  
  additions or corrections required for series/set handling  
  CAI to complete acquisitions process and create item record for circulation  
Original Cataloging    
  book or serial with no title change, in English 25-30
  theses 25
  scores sound recordings, av, software, maps 30-45
  manuscript collections, multiple media items, foreign materials, and large or complex collections of materials 45+
  includes CAI to complete acquisitions process and create item record for circulation 15-20
  NACO research and authority record creation 10-30