Cleanup of Netlibrary Cataloging Records: A Methodical Front-End Process

dc.contributor.authorSanchez, Elaine
dc.contributor.authorFatout, Leslie
dc.contributor.authorHowser, Aleene
dc.contributor.authorVance, Charles
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-09T15:07:47Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:03:50Z
dc.date.issued2006-01-09
dc.description.abstractElectronic resources and ebooks in particular, have become a very important source of information for library patrons. When our library was given access to more than 20,000 ebooks, we were faced with bibliographic records of unknown quality. To provide high-quality records in a timely manner, we identified as many potential problems as we could, worked with reference staff to create the best PAC displays, and created efficient record-editing methods to address these issues prior to loading the records in our database. This article documents that process and describes the MarcEdit, Word, and Excel strategies used to methodically correct and improve these records. It also offers practical solutions and procedures for database maintenance and quality control for NetLibrary or any outsourced cataloging records. The future of ebooks and other related cataloging issues, including authority control, are also discussed as points that remain to be addressed.
dc.description.departmentUniversity Libraries
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent20 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationSanchez, E., Fatout, L., Howser, A., & Vance, C. (2006). Cleanup of Netlibrary cataloging records: A methodical front-end process. Technical Services Quarterly, 23(4), pp. 51-70.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1300/J124v23n04_04
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/2606
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe Haworth Press, Inc.
dc.sourceTechnical Services Quarterly, 2006, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 51-70.
dc.subjectNetLibrary
dc.subjectcataloging
dc.subjectprocedures
dc.subjectcleanup
dc.subjectebook
dc.subjectdatabase maintenance
dc.subjectfront-end
dc.subjectprocess
dc.subjectquality control
dc.subjectedit
dc.subjectoutsourcing
dc.subjectonline catalog
dc.subjectmetadata
dc.subjectrecord loading
dc.subjectbibliographic
dc.subjectMarcEdit
dc.subjectMicrosoft Word
dc.subjectMicrosoft Excel
dc.subjectmacro
dc.subjectspreadsheet
dc.titleCleanup of Netlibrary Cataloging Records: A Methodical Front-End Process
dc.typeArticle

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