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Cataloging Attendance Policy
Minerva catalogers need to attend three meetings per year or the alternative, view the taped meetings, to ensure that they are well informed about cataloging issues and solutions to keep the OPAC clean, and in compliance with rules established by Anglo-American Cataloging Rules and standards set by the Minerva cataloging standards committee. Catalogers unable to attend due to staff, distance, and/or budget issues can request a tape of the catalogers users meeting. The cataloging committee will keep track of attendance and those requesting a tape to determine which libraries follow the attendance policy.
If a library misses three meetings in a row, the chair will send an e-mail to the cataloger and library director reminding them of the attendance policy and that tapes are available upon request. The Executive Committee chair will receive a copy of the e-mail. If the library director does not reply then the library loses the ability to create new records and to bring records from Z39.5 by the end of the calendar year. The chair will inform Maine InfoNet staff and the Executive Committee this needs to be done. To regain the ability to create new records and bring in records from Z39.5 then the cataloger needs to attend three meetings to view three tapes. The attendance keeper will notify Maine InfoNet staff and the chair that the cataloger has come to three meetings or viewed three tapes, and that they can have the ability to create new records and bring in new records from Z39.5.
Requesting tapes of cataloging meetings
A cataloger can request taped meetings by placing a hold through Millennium.
Brief outline of the policy
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