Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Cataloging Tool

Cataloging Demo Release We’re very proud to announce the release of the Evergreen Cataloging (Pre-Alpha) Demo. Again, this is a pre-alpha version meant simply for demonstration and proof of concept. There are many, many bugs in this release, and it has limited functionality. The purpose for this release is to gather feedback and to determine if we’re generally heading in the correct direction. We are not looking for bug reports or detail-oriented feedback. The time for that will come later, after the Alpha release this summer.

With those caveats in mind, here are some of the specific functionalities this release contains:
  • Basic bibliographic searching; narrowing hits by owning library or local system (more basic options and advanced searching forthcoming).
  • Customizable hit list; ability to re-arrange, remove, or add columns. (sorting of columns forthcoming)
  • Integrated MARC editor that enforces basic MARC standards. Ability to edit and save MARC records to the test database.
  • "Tree" listing of copies; ability to easily see what system/branch owns what and how many.
  • Copy editor.
  • Ability to add copies or volumes 1 at a time or in a batch mode at any level of the organization structure (at local system or per branch).
Seen on librarian.net.

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