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Overview of Library Catalog

 

The University of Florida library catalog contains bibliographic records that represent all the library's holdings, including affiliated collections (see Libraries & Collections).  Access is not only provided locally through the catalog, but also through shared databases, such as the State University Libraries portal, the Florida Electronic Library, and OCLC's WorldCat.  The catalog records conform to international cataloging and coding standards applied according to library best practices. 

The library catalog appears to users and staff as a single, integrated file, but it is in fact composed of various types of catalog records.  These types are identified on the catalog records in the following ways:

Adding Bibliographic Records to the Library Catalog

Records are added to the library catalog individually or in batches.  Examples of batchloaded records include:

Adding any new file of catalog records to the library catalog has the potential to affect all aspects of library operations.  As a result, the decision to do so necessitates careful review and planning. 

Proposals for file loads should be submitted to the Assistant Director for Technical Services for approval and include the following:

The Assistant Director for Technical Services will consult with Library Council regarding file loads as needed.

The Cataloging and Metadata Department and the Acquisitions and Licensing Department process library catalog record batchloads.  Each is responsible for defining the technical specifications and establishing a timetable for loading the files.

 

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Overview of Library Catalog

Overview of Library Catalog

Overview of Library Catalog

Adding Bibliographic Records to the Library Catalog

Adding Bibliographic Records to the Library Catalog

Adding Bibliographic Records to the Library Catalog

Prepared by: Betsy Simpson

Created: November 28, 2005

Revised: February 10, 2006, August 16, 2007

 

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