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George Washington University
Correction to last issue’s article
David Whitehair of OCLC Product Management & Implementation Division contacted me after he had received the last issue of TSLL with a correction. In the OCLC column, I stated that a keyword search was the most expensive OCLC search. While this is still the case for Interlibrary Loan and Union List, OCLC has changed the searching prices in its Cataloging module so that keyword searching and derived/numeric searching are priced the same. As in the game of Monopoly, this was definitely an error in my favor! And yours as well.
Add your examples to Bibliographic Formats and Standards
OCLC is soliciting examples for its Bibliographic Formats and Standards. If you have that one special example that you feel best illustrates a particular cataloging rule, format, or input standard, send it to the Documentation Dept. at http://www.oclc.org/oclc/forms/doccom.htm or mail it to: OCLC Documentation Department, mc123, 6565 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017-3394.
OCLC Cataloging Service User Guide, Third Edition
By the publication of this issue of TSLL, you should have received the third edition of the OCLC Cataloging Service User Guide. It includes information about such new topics as cooperative cataloging, cataloging agents, and the Bibliographic Record Notification service. It supersedes the cataloging information in eight Technical Bulletins (209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 217, 218R, and 221). Please be sure to return the Reader Comments sheet with your critique of the new edition.
Library of Congress Joins CORC
After careful deliberation, the Library of Congress has decided to participate in OCLC’s CORC project. In the LC Cataloging Newsline (v.7, no. 13, Nov. 1999), LC lists several advantages of joining the project. These include:
Not only will LC catalogers submit MARC or Dublin Core records to the CORC database, reference librarians will have the opportunity to experiment with CORC’s pathfinder functionality. OCLC is still seeking more participants for the CORC project. For more information, see: http://oclc.org/oclc/corc/index.htm.
OCLC WorldCat Collection Sets (formerly OCLC Major Microform Service)
OCLC Major Microform Service has been enhanced with the addition of bibliographic records for electronic databases and renamed OCLC WorldCat Collection Sets. Cataloging records for netLibrary, Project Muse, Academic Press IDEAL, JSTOR, Kluwer, Documenting the American South, and Elsevier are now available; in process are sets of records for items in Springer, Wiley, MCB Press, Royal Society of Chemists, Institute of Physics and American Physical Society. The enhancement also includes the option for automatic periodic updates containing new records that have been added to the set.