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Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship (Winter 2007) 8(3). Also available at http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v08n03/banks_j01.html.
In order to determine if cataloging copy today is as acceptable as past copy, the researcher compared additions and corrections to a random sample of monographic copy that corresponded to the books that went through the cataloging department during 2006 at Southeast Missouri State University with previously reported editing work from several libraries. The outcome was that more editing was required today, but it was not possible to identify whether this was due to the rapidly changing cataloging environment or to the higher level of editing performed.