Tag Archives: Cataloging

OCLC Questions

Jonathan Rochkind at Bibliographic Wilderness weighs in on the OCLC issue, and ultimately asks a lot of significant questions that don’t have easy answers. We all need to be asking significant questions, not only of OCLC, SkyRiver, and III, but … Continue reading

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Mash-Up the OPAC

ILS user groups can be one of the greatest sources of tips, tricks and inspiration for tech-oriented library staff. There was a recent discussion on the Innovative User’s Group that has led to an interesting way to embed various media … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Catalog Record

The American Antiquary Society has a great visual reference on the Anatomy of a Catalog Record: found via Catalogablog

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Granularity and Relational

While clearing out old lists of post inspirations, I ran across a post on Commonplace.net that still gets my brain going: At my place of work, my desk is in close proximity to our two catalogers.  The conversations that ensue … Continue reading

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A Little Star Wars Political Library Geekery

The part of me that is somewhat of a Star Wars geek really finds it fascinating that, according to one of the catalogers at my place of work,  Barack Obama’s Dewey Decimal Cutter Number is… Ob1

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MarcEdit 5.1 Update

Terry Reese has released an updated version of MarcEdit 5.1, and there are a few interesting additions: Improved support for Enterprise users (large organizations). Multiple Z39.50 querying capabilities. Tutorials hosted on YouTube. Improved UTF-8 loading (as in Faster). ‡biblios.net proof … Continue reading

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Cataloging Flash Mob

In Beverly, Massachusetts a mob of 20 LibraryThing enthusiasts cataloged the entire collection of St. John’s church library, as well as the rector’s book collection, consisting of over 2,000 books (averaging 100 books per person). Akin to an Amish barn-raising, … Continue reading

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