Horses of Different Colors: Matching and "Nearly" Matching Bibliographic Records in the Online Catalog
In an effort to help patrons and library staff find resources and place reserves more easily, the Nassau Library System Cataloging Services Department began to investigate what it would take to reduce the number of individual bibliographic records for any given title. The main focus of the new procedure has been to broaden the definition of “what is a match” to include what had previously been defined as “near” matches. The fewer the number of bibliographic records, the easier it is to find titles (especially one word titles). Reserves are filled more quickly and run more efficiently across fewer records.
Michele Zwierski, Manager of Cataloging Services will share the story of this new procedure and the effect it has on library staff and the catalog.
Michele Zwierski, Manager of Cataloging Services, Nassau Library System (Uniondale, NY)
Note: The meeting will break at 7:45 AM to allow attendees to attend the memorial event for the Pulse shooting victims to be held in the OCCC Chapin Theater W320, 8:00– 8:30 AM. We will resume at 8:40.
Meeting Type: Discussion/Interest Group
Content Area: Transforming: E-Books & Collections
Interests: Acquisitions, Cataloging, Metadata, Technical Services, Trends and Forecasting
Type of Library: Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.