Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

December 1991


Published in Technical Services Quarterly, Vol. 8(4) (1991): pp. 47-61. Copyright © 1991 by The Haworth Press, Inc.


Statistics about cataloging activity are collected for several reasons: to monitor productivity and workflow and to satisfy requests from outside agencies and the library administration about the size and nature of the library's collection. Several spreadsheets developed at the University of Idaho Library to collect statistics about cataloging activity and technical services activity and costs are examined here.