Report to the Cataloging User Group March 25, 2003
By Edward Swanson
The group has been asked to look into sources for bibliographic records. Bill DeJohn met with this group at noon today and is working on options for ways to contribute our holdings to OCLC in the most efficient manner possible. There was also mention that some materials may not justify full cataloging, even though catalog access is desired. Grandfathering in very minimal records was discussed, as was providing some timeframe (perhaps 4 years) within which a library might be required to update or delete these types of records. With acquisitions bearing an increased responsibility for record selection in Aleph, there was also discussion about the development of a style manual to help create brief records that meet a certain standard.
The DBQMTF plans to schedule a meeting to further discuss these issues.