OCLC Electronic Resources Cataloging Guidelines Revised
weitzj at oclc.org
Fri Aug 6 07:23:54 PDT 1999
> OCLC Electronic Resources Cataloging Guidelines Revised
> Changes in the definition of Type of Record (Leader/06) announced in
> USMARC Update no. 3 in July 1997 resulted in considerably different
> treatment of many electronic resources. Since then, practices have
> continued to evolve. In June 1999, the Library of Congress Network
> Development and MARC Standards Office announced the availability of its
> new "Guidelines for Coding Electronic Resources in Leader/06"
> (http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/ldr06guide.html). It includes some
> clarifications of current practice as well as a number of sample records.
> In light of LC's document, OCLC has consolidated and updated two separate
> but related guidelines on the subject of coding electronic resources.
> OCLC's new "Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines"
> can now be accessed on the OCLC Web site at
> http://www.oclc.org/oclc/cataloging/type.htm. This document supersedes
> the "OCLC Guidelines on the Choice of Type and BLvl for Electronic
> Resources" formerly at that same URL and the older version of "Cataloging
> Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines" originally published in
> OCLC's monthly "Bits & Pieces" in February 1998. The information in these
> two superseded documents remains substantially unchanged, although there
> have been clarifications and refinements, especially in the areas of
> numeric data and the presence of search software. Links to LC's
> guidelines, Nancy Olson's "Cataloging Internet Resources" manual, and a
> number of other useful sources are included.
> Jay Weitz
> Consulting Database Specialist
> Library Resources Division
> OCLC Online Computer Library Center
> MC 741
> 6565 Frantz Road
> Dublin, Ohio 43017-3395
> Phone: 614-764-6156
> Fax: 614-718-7195
> E-mail: jay_weitz at oclc.org
> WWW: http://www.oclc.org/
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