Emerging Issues in Cataloging and Technical Services: A Discussion with Manual Urrizola, Cataloging Librarian for the University of California at Riverside Natalie Bulick Pamela Gordon Amber Kuo Toshu Takamaru
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1. Description of UC Riverside, Library, and Staffing
The University of California Riverside Libraries, Catalog Metadata Services Department.
UCR's current enrollment is 17,187 students with a goal of 21,000 students by 2010.
The University of California, Riverside libraries consist of four libraries on the UCR main campus.
The Tomás Rivera Library
The Science Library
The Music Library
The Multimedia Library
Approximately 150 librarians and staff
Mr. Manuel Urrizola
Head of Catalog Metadata Services Department.
M.L.S. from U.C. Berkley
A trainer of Serials Cooperative Cataloging Training Program
A winner of District Humorous Contests of Toastmasters International in 2005/06 and 2006/07
A Manager, a teacher, a resource, representing the catalog department in meetings
Make sure that catalogers and their work are recognized
Description of UCR Library cont .
The UCR Catalog Metadata Services Department
1. Two Groups:
Cataloging policy group
Bibliographic cataloging group
2. Three Librarians and 13 Staff:
Library assistances are classified as level 1 through 5
Each librarians and staff have specialties
3. Current Employment Situation:
Recent new positions (project)
Anime & Manga (Special Collection)
Southeast Asian (17,000 Thai materials)
Retirement of experienced catalogers
No new position to open up due to the state budget crisis
Bibliographic code level – Full level “I”
No official quota in the department
Each cataloger keep their statistics
The department track the productivity
Different levels of productivity are expected for each catalogers
Different expectation for certain type of formats
Backlogs are reducing (Due to the budget crisis)
Guideline and Training are important to improve the productivity
Cataloging expertise improves the productivity
3. New Technologies, Enhancement of Online Cataloging