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CatMet Management Group Minutes

October 7, 2009

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

Guest: Cathy Martyniak

Non-Internet Archive links

Cathy asked CMG's opinion about adding non-IA links to brittle books records.  Based on the consensus at the SUL Cataloging Summit to catalog e-resources on separate records, CMG decided it would be best to develop such a workflow for the brittle books digitization project, whether the link is to IA or not.  Naomi offered to investigate the current status of the OCLC macro to generate e-resource records from monograph records.  It's possible the macro may not have been updated to conform to the new Provider Neutral standard for e-monographs.  Cathy and Jane Anne will consult on a possible change in the existing workflow so that separate records are created.

Draft FY09 Annual Report

No revisions were suggested.  Previous to the meeting, Betsy and Doug discussed the section on OPS hiring, and it will be revised slightly.  

SUL Cataloging Summit

Betsy, Naomi, and Priscilla shared information from the Summit, also to be presented at the 10/14/09 department meeting.

Tech Bulletin 257 and Provider Neutral E-Monographs

Doug will consult with the Training Committee about setting up a session to discuss updates from OCLC Tech Bulletin 257 and the new Provider Neutral E-Monograph MARC Record Guide.  This will be a follow-up to the session about repeatable 260's, which is covered in TB 257 as well.

Series authorities

Priscilla recommended that copy catalogers create authority records for numbered series in Connexion to add to the national authority file.  CMG agreed, so a training session will be scheduled to begin the new workflow.  Currently, copy catalogers create authorities for numbered series in the local series authority file. 

Missing items

CMG brainstormed ways to minimize the loss of uncataloged items between Acquisitions and Cataloging.  As a first step, the plan is to have a locked cabinet for all DVDs and videos delivered to Copy Cataloging from Acquisitions and possibly also high ticket or hard to replace items.  Another idea is to submit a grover request for a report on provisional DVDs and videos that Acquisitions has arrived, but which have not been cataloged, to determine any that may be lost.  The same process could be used for other formats if desired. 


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