The Cello Music Cataloger as Program Builder

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William "Mac" Nelson, Cello Music Cataloger (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Established in 2006, the position of Cello Music Cataloger at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro blurs the traditional lines of demarcation between library technical services and public services. On the one hand, it is a position that demands the extensive knowledge and application of traditional cataloging practices; on the other, it facilitates innovative, collaborative approaches to challenges and opportunities arising in the unpredictable, rapidly changing twenty-first century. Examining first the evolution of the position, this paper offers a detailed description of the Cello Music Cataloger's flexible combination of technical and public service duties, followed by a summary of colleague response to this relatively new and unusual position.

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Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 48(6), 634-644
Language: English
Date: 2010
cataloger's role, cataloging position descriptions, professional development for catalogers, cataloging special collections of music, innovations for library technical services, relationship of library technical and public services, donor development, collaboration, outreach, librarianship, cataloging

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