Thursday, June 16, 2005

MARC Authority Records

Here is a poll. Make your opinion count.
I am trying to simplify the saving (downloading) of records from LC Authorities and would like to ask LC to change the default format for saving such records from text format to MARC format. Currently, when we retrieve a record the default setting under Select Format at the bottom of the MARC Display screen is Text Format, which means that we must select MARC Format before clicking Print or Save Search Results each and every time we download a record.

I suspect that AUTOCAT subscribers are fairly representative of LC Authorities users and would prefer that MARC Format be the default setting, sparing us one step every time we download a record. Thus, I invite subscribers to participate in an online poll. The software uses IP addresses and cookies to prevent multiple votes from the same computer.

I will inform LC of the poll's standing on Thursday, June 23.

Jonathan David Makepeace
Bibliographic Services Librarian
Leddy Library, University of Windsor
Thanks Jonathan for taking this on. Seen on AUTOCAT.

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