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Statistical Measurement and Cataloging [microform] : Variables Determining Quantitative Output / Dulce DiDio McLean
Bib ID 5340915
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
McLean, Dulce DiDio
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
12 p. 
Summary

The control function of an organization includes the comparison of set management goals and performance. A trend has emerged in recent years to replace subjective judgments by objective measurements of performance in libraries. The credibility of statistical data, however, depends on accuracy used in gathering, logic applied in assemblage and analysis, and critical judgment used in appraising their significance. The cataloging department of a library has problems in collecting data, analyzing measurements, and checking performance against standards. Variables are outlined to clarify the unevenness of statistical output among cataloging departments in similar types of libraries, as well as among catalogers within the same library. Factors which need to be considered in the analysis and interpretation of original catalogers' quantitative output include: (1) managerial function--department organization and work hour requirements; (2) cataloging function--policy, materials, cooperative cataloging, personnel/size, clerical, and physical aspects; and (3) related assignments and tasks--professional, semiprofessional/clerical, and other uses of time. (Author/KP)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cataloging.  |  Evaluation.  |  Libraries.  |  Library Administration.  |  Measurement.  |  Performance Specifications.  |  Statistical Data.  |  Task Performance.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
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