This study investigates theory versus practice in cataloging education in Oman. In-depth interviews were conducted for data collection. Important findings of the study indicate big variations in the students' views on the balance between theory and practice in different cataloging courses. Although the dominant opinions denote a big gap between theoretical and practical aspects of some courses, the practice of others seems sufficient. Positive practical results emerged for subject analysis and classification as a result of the online availability of their tools in the university, and there was consistency of teaching methods in the training process at the libraries.
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