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CatMet Management Group Minutes

August 19, 2009

Attendees:  Peter Bushnell, Jane Anne Carey, Betsy Simpson, Doug Smith, Priscilla Williams, Naomi Young

Guests: Judy Russell, Rachel Schipper

Provider-Neutral E-Monographs

The group discussed the implications of moving to a single record for multiple digital versions of e-resource monographs.  Betsy announced that this will be a topic at the August 27 Electronic Resource Management Meeting.  It is also an agenda item at an upcoming meeting with Laurie Taylor.  (For more information, see Provider-Neutral E-Monograph MARC Record Guide).   

OCLC Technical Bulletin 257

The new codes and practices included in OCLC's recently issued Technical Bulletin 257 will be reviewed with staff in the near future.  The Training Committee will schedule a meeting, led by Naomi, to go over repeatable 260 fields first, then a follow-up meeting will be arranged to cover other changes. 

Naomi will contact Daniel Cromwell at FCLA re. updating the validation tables and Mary Ann O'Daniel re. FCLA plans for implementing ISSN-L. 


FCLA will begin extracting bib files to send to OCLC for reclamation on Sunday, August 23.  While the project is underway, holdings should not be deleted.  Betsy will notify staff.


Aleph 2009 Enhancements

CMG discussed the proposed Aleph 2009 Enhancements and voiced support for using enhancement points to implement CAT-05, which allows libraries to define the call number field order that is used to populate the holdings record.

Baldwin cataloging

Dean Russell announced that the Council on Library Information and Resources (CLIR) grant proposal to catalog a subset of Baldwin material was rejected.  Special Collections has been allocated OPS funds to hire a cataloger for approximately 20 hours/week to carry on this work.

Storage Documents Project

Kay Sullivan, an OPS student, has been hired 16 hours/week.  The Stodocs group has set up monthly meetings to discuss issues related to the project.


Judy Rummel agreed to serve as CatMet party coordinator, assisted by Fern Carlson, Susan Constantineau, Terri Smith, and Peter Bushnell.  The plan is to continue to have four parties per year. 

WorldCat Collection Analysis

Priscilla reported that selectors are collaborating on a project to examine UF holdings in relation to top peer institutions through OCLC's WorldCat Collection Analysis service.


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