CSU Electronic Core Collection (ECC) (Susan Zeigfinger) Stephen Clark 03 Jun 1998 18:34 UTC

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Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 10:50:20 -0400
Subject: CSU Electronic Core Collection (ECC) (Mitch Turitz) -Reply

If this information were for staff use only, then we would assign a code
for the ECC titles in the serials, acquisition and/or bib record fix field.
hese are the codes that do not appear on the public cataloging record
but on which we can create lists.  For example, on the acquistions
record in staff mode we have a "code 2" which we use for special
categories.  We could use this code for the ECC titles.  Whenever we
want to see what we have, we could create a list using this code.

Otherwise we would probably just use a 590 note.

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Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 10:28:53 -0700
From: Mitch Turitz <turitz@SFSU.EDU>
Subject: CSU Electronic Core Collection (ECC)

  I have both a cataloging and acquisitions question for you all:

  The question has come up about being able to retrieve the ECC
(Electronic Core Collection) titles through our OPAC.  These are titles
that the California State University system has ordered for all its
campuses. Titles include: Stat-USA, Britannica Online, Lexis-Nexis, etc. I
was thinking of adding a series statement/field for "CSU Electronic Core
Collection" to the bib record, although that is not the official name of
the collection, it is descriptive (I can also just call the series
"Electronic Core Collection" and make a series authority record with
x-refs from ECC and "CSU Electronic Core Collection.")

   I was wondering if anyone else has considered doing this?  The only
disadvantage I can see to this is that it is not a "true" series because
it does not come from the publisher as a part of this series.  However, in
reality, our Standing Orders person would find it much easier to deal with
these items.   It is my opinion that serials cataloging is partly to
accomodate those unsung heroes in technical services who have to
these materials.

  All responses, opinions, welcome.

-- Mitch

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