Task Group on Standards for Vendor-Supplied Bibliographic Records
Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee
2007 Annual Report
To date various committee members have been assigned to assist with Charges 1 and 2.
The members dealing with charge 2 have had the most activity. Many members of the Task Force and members of subcommittee no. 2 held a conference call with James Cahoy re: the Westlaw records that Thompson/West was considering offering for purchase. After the conference call, James Cahoy contacted Joni Cassidy about the records and I believe that Thompson has decided that they would not try to do the records on their own. Subcommittee no. 2 also reviewed and made progress with Cassidy's WLX (Westlaw/Lexis) records. As a result of our communication with them they addressed and resolved the two main issues with their records: authority control and, in some files, incorrect coding for integrating resources. Joni Cassidy assured us that in the future all update files will run through name and subject authority review before they are distributed to WLX subscribers.
The Task Group will meet in person for the first time since its inception on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. during which we will discuss the above charges and also problems with the MOML records supplied by Gale.