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Re: Cataloguing of Electronic Resources (Tina Lavato) Stephen Clark 14 Jun 1999 15:02 UTC

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Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 10:40:37 -0500
From: Tina Lavato <LAVATOT@NDU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Cataloguing of Electronic Resources (Caralee Witteveen-Lane)

We are wrestling with similar issues here at NDU as many
libraries are.    A good report to review especially for
discussion of single vs. separate record approach is the
CONSER working group draft report.  It can be found at :
 As far as the philosophy behind doing this, in my opinion,
we are trying to provide "one-stop" shopping and make our
online catalog-commercial databases (for which we have site
licenses)and other internet resources one seamless resource
for our patrons.  The how-to is the hard part-making all of
this fit into the marc format.  We have imported records
with URLs in note fields which our patrons assume will take
them to the full-text (they don't) , we have URLS in 856s
which take you to another search screen (GPO access, for
example for GAO reports), we have multiple URLS which take
you to the same location through a variety of different
pages, this goes on and on!    I would be interested in
hearing what your review committee comes up with.
Hope this is of some assistance,

Tina L. Lavato
NDU Library

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Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 12:50:39 -0500
From: Caralee Witteveen-Lane <cwitteve@WPPOST.DEPAUL.EDU>
Subject: Cataloguing of Electronic Resources

I am currently sitting on a review board for the future of
cataloging electronic resources.  It is my task to explore
the philosophical questions behind this issue in both
professional journals and from other similar studies.  I was
wondering if anyone has any leads for me.  I have found some
information, but it seems that the bulk of it merely states
what they are currently doing and not the philosophical
origins of these actions.

Some sample questions that we wish to address are:
1.  Whether libraries should provide "one stop shopping"?
2.  And if so, should catalogers use one record or two?

Thanks so very much in advance.

Caralee Witteveen-Lane
Serials Assistant
DePaul University
(773) 325-2443