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ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group at Annual, Saturday, 10:30-12:00 Jacquie Samples 06 Jul 2009 19:20 UTC

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*Accentuating the "e-": Electronic resources in the public catalog*
ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group
ALA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Saturday, 11 July, 10:30-12:00 a.m.
Chicago Hilton: Continental C

Libraries are increasingly looking for ways to draw attention to their
growing local and consortial investments in e-resources by flagging
these titles in the catalog, adding URLs to print and e-versions, adding
search filters or facets for "Online", "Internet", "e-book", and
"e-journal" offerings, creating external lists, RSS feeds, and so on. We
will look at some of these methods and see if they are really serving
the need they were intended to serve.

*Surfacing Electronic Resources in WorldCat Local*
/Steve Shadle, Serials Access Librarian, University of Washington/

In April 2007, the University of Washington Libraries debuted WorldCat
Local, a localized version of the WorldCat database that interoperates
with a library's ILS and fulfillment services to provide a single-search
interface for a library's physical and electronic content. I will
describe how WorldCat Local incorporates a library's existing e-resource
access methods into the WCL interface and also discusses additional
e-resource access services that are not typically found in the library

*Spotlighting E-resources in the Catalog*
/Michael Kreyche, Systems Librarian, Kent State University/

Kent State has it's share of E-resources--lots of e-journals, a growing
number of e-books, video, music...and government documents. When we
introduced the "scoping" feature in our Innovative Interfaces catalog,
we defined an "Online Resources" collection so patrons could limit
searches to material available online. The two main challenges we had
were to identify which records in our system represented such material
and to code them appropriately--keeping maintenance to a bare minimum.
This feature was introduced in January, so we don't have much evidence
yet on how it's being used, but we've begun to examine our server logs.

*That Didn’t Go Quite as Planned!: Obtaining and Improving E-book
Records in a Consortial Environment*
/Kristin E. Martin, Metadata Librarian, and Kavita Mundle, Assistant
Catalog Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago/

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library, through the Committee on
Institutional Cooperation (CIC, a consortium of the Big Ten libraries
plus the University of Chicago), purchased a large number of Springer
e-books. An agreement with Coutts/Ingram meant that the content was
dual-hosted on the SpringerLink and the MyiLibrary platforms, and
Coutts/Ingram would provide catalog records for the titles. UIC intended
to load the records into its own catalog and into shared catalog for the
Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI). CARLI
manages the shared catalog of 76 different institutions as well as the
server for UIC’s local catalog. The hopefully simple process of loading
batches of records into the catalog turned out to be quite complicated
and time-consuming. Three major issues complicated the loading of the
records: quality-control issues in the records themselves, managing the
records within the consortial environment, and changing content and
vendor relations between Ingram and Springer. This presentation will
demonstrate how UIC worked with the CIC and Ingram to improve the record
quality, identify problematic content, and eventually load records into
the catalog. It will also discuss some of the lessons learned and
continuing challenges of trying to work with vendor records and maintain
bibliographic control over e-content. Information should be particularly
beneficial to other libraries working in a consortium without much local
technical support as well as any library working with vendors to obtain
bibliographic records for e-books.