Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Cataloging Language

In the latest OCLC Cataloging & Metadata Interest Group Summary, they discuss allowing duplicate records in World Cat if the language of cataloging is different. What a great idea, merging these records is a very parochial idea. Keeping them separate will not only help libraries in other nations but some here in the U.S. Many libraries in Texas, California and Florida could use records in Spanish. Just how it would work would depend on the system. Our ILS can't link two bib records to one item record, but I'd bet some can. There could be a record for both Spanish and English speakers. This is still a year or two away.

There is also some discussion about record nabbing.

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