Date sent: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 15:31:22 -0500 Send reply to: Program for Cooperative Cataloging
From: Ana Cristan Organization: Library of Congress Subject: Utilities wish list To: BIBCO@sun8.loc.gov
Dear BIBCO Participants:
At the November PoCo meeting OCLC announced that plans were in high gear for moving to a relational database management system for WorldCat. As a result the PoCo asked that BIBCO and CONSER participants brainstrom and develop a "wish list" to be sent both to OCLC and RLG. At the recent ALA conference the BIBCO-At-Large meeting Jennifer Bowen led a "visioning exercise" designed to create the "wish list" that BIBCO participants would like to see utilities provide. The following list is given in order of priority, #1 being on top.
Note: The CONSER visioning summary is at:
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 11:46:49 -0500 Send reply to: Program for Cooperative Cataloging
From: "Jacobs, Jane W." Subject: Re: Utilities wish list To: BIBCO@sun8.loc.gov
My two cents worth:
A big problem on OCLC is that UKM CIP does not seem to get matched up well (and subsequently overlaid) by LC cataloging. No offense meant to the British Library but their CIP is not very usable for us. Records are very brief and very often duplicate superior DLC or even member copy. We have been experimenting with running batch ISBN searches for current English language titles in CatME. Currently the only way to make this work is to run the batch twice , restricting to only DLC records the first pass. (Obviously this incurs extra searching costs.) Otherwise at least 1/3 of searches deliver two or more records, the majority of these are DLC/UKM dups. UKM CIP seems to be delivered very early, which is a virtue, but having two records (especially 2 national level records) for the same book is definitely NOT! It seems to me that the utilities should be able to find a solution for this.
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Date sent: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 10:56:57 -0500 Send reply to: Program for Cooperative Cataloging
From: Antony Robert David Franks Subject: OCLC Wish List To: PCCLIST@sun8.loc.gov
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During a discussion of these items at the PCC Participants Meeting later Sunday, others added
Time is growing short for formulation of a final wish list to present to OCLC. Feel free to present further thoughts for discussion on the matter to the list, or directly to me, at firstname.lastname@example.org