Examination of cataloging assessment values using the q sort method

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Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, ISSN: 1544-4554, Vol: 54, Issue: 1, Page: 1-22

Publication Year:
2016
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http://works.bepress.com/jessica-schomberg/8; https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/lib_services_fac_pubs/50
DOI:
10.1080/01639374.2015.1072864
Author(s):
Schomberg, Jessica
Publisher(s):
Informa UK Limited
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Social Sciences; cataloging; cataloging administration; cataloging management; cataloging evaluation; cataloging quality analysis; cataloging research; college and university libraries; Cataloging and Metadata
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The intent of this project was to identify whether there is a gap between catalogers’ personal values related to cataloging assessment and their perceptions of their institutions’ values. This article uses Q methodology to contrast those perspectives. The Q-statements for this study were based on the discourse represented in a literature review of articles related to cataloging assessment. A factor analysis of Q-sorts was used to identify themes in participant perceptions. The patterns identified support the research question, while also suggesting that consensus may be built around the ideas of usability, service, and access.