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                September/October 2000  vol.6  no.5 issn 1082-4383

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

NEBASE ANNUAL MEETING 2000

The 2000 NEBASE annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15th, in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Hotel. The program will offer a mixture of presentations and discussions concerning computer supported library services. Bonnie Juergens, Executive Director of AMIGOS, will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Juergens will discuss library cooperative trends and issues in the southwest United States, the regional area served by AMIGOS. Don Hoffmann, OCLC Library Services Consultant, will provide an update on OCLC products and services. Eric Childress, OCLC Consulting Product Support Specialist, will give a presentation on CORC (Cooperative Online Resource Cataloging) and its uses. The annual program will also include an afternoon discussion and feedback session regarding OCLC's New FirstSearch.

To register for the NEBASE Annual Meeting go to </netserv/nam.html>.

NEBRASKARD

The idea of a state library card has been around for many years. Nationally, over a dozen states have such cards. A state library card permits library users to borrow materials from a number of participating libraries in addition to their own community library, or college library. Several years ago the idea of a state library card resurfaced during public forums for the Libraries for the 21st Century initiative - the initiative that emerged from discussions among the State Advisory Council on Libraries, Nebraska Library Commission, Nebraska Library Association, and the Nebraska library community. As plans developed, the state library card was dubbed "NebrasKard." The card became part of the Nebraska Library Commission's state funding request that has sought a significant increase in the level of state aid for libraries and library services.

There have been a number of discussions over the past few years concerning the NebrasKard and its implications for Nebraska libraries and library services. The pros and cons have been weighed and efforts made to structure a program in such a way that most, if not all, libraries can participate.

At its March 2000 meeting in Kearney, the State Advisory Council on Libraries gave strong endorsement to the idea of moving forward with the NebrasKard. Subsequently, a meeting was arranged in late April to bring together key stakeholders for further discussion of the NebrasKard. The meeting allowed an airing of ideas, issues, concerns, and opportunities. An outcome was the formation of an ad hoc committee to develop proposed policies and procedures for the NebrasKard. Individuals who agreed to serve on the committee include Becky Baker, Cecelia Lawrence, Mary Nash, Ted Smith, and Dee Yost.

At their June meeting, the State Advisory Council on Libraries unanimously adopted a motion to encourage the Nebraska Library Commission to move forward with implementation of the NebrasKard. At the July Nebraska Library Commission meeting, Commission members approved implementation of the NebrasKard with the understanding that work would continue with the NebrasKard committee and the library community to develop policies and procedures toward a public rollout in the Fall 2000. The Commission also appointed the ad hoc committee to serve as the NebrasKard Advisory Committee for continuing assistance in developing and evaluating the program.

NebrasKard Policies and Procedures are being developed. The NebrasKard Advisory Committee is currently reviewing a second draft of the policies and procedures. Following their review, the proposed policies and procedures will be posted on the Library Commission's website for public comment.

A NebrasKard program session is scheduled for the October Tri-Conference in Omaha to introduce the NebrasKard.

--Rod Wagner
  Nebraska Library Commission

ANNOUNCING DATABASE ROADSHOW 2000

If you have questions about databases, you may be interested in attending the second annual Database Roadshow! Database Roadshow 2000 is designed to provide librarians with training on databases funded through the Nebraska Library Commission for the 2000/2001 subscription year. These include Wilson OmniFile, Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, Bowker's Books in Print, OCLC FirstSearch Service (the "Nebraska Package" of 12 databases), Kiplinger Business Forecasts, and Electric Library (available to participating public and post-secondary academic libraries). Databases that are new to the program, such as Bowker's Books' in Print, and databases that have undergone significant revision, such as new FirstSearch, will receive special emphasis.

This 3-hour workshop will include a brief overview of the databases available to Nebraska libraries via statewide subscription, demonstration, and hands-on experience. Participants should bring their FirstSearch authorization numbers and passwords, including their administrative passwords, if they are interested in working with their new FirstSearch Administrative Modules during hands-on time. Participants are also encouraged to bring questions they'd like to try to answer using the databases.

Dates and Locations:

To register for the Database Road Show 2000, please e-mail Jeannette Powell and let her know which session you'd like to attend. There is no charge for this training. However if you sign up and do not show, you will be charged $10 if you register for this class again. Should you find that you are unable to attend, you may avoid the penalty fee by canceling 24 hours in advance so that someone else may attend in your place.

These sessions provide 3 hours of CE credit.

NETLIBRARY PURCHASE DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline to purchase netLibrary has been extended until November 30. Ninety libraries have already joined the Nebraska netLibrary consortium, facilitated by the Nebraska Library Commission. These libraries have exclusive access to the Nebraska netLibrary collection of more than 2,600 ebooks. The complete list of titles is available at: </netserv/netlibtitlelist1.html>. Pricing information and the order form are available at: </netserv/pricing.html#netLibrary>.

FALL CD-ROM GROUP PURCHASE UNDERWAY

NEBASE in cooperation with BCR is again offering Nebraska libraries an opportunity to participate in a group purchase of CD-ROM products. This group purchase arrangement allows libraries to benefit from some of the lowest prices ever on over 200 popular CD-ROM titles. These ceiling prices are actually already 25% to 40% below the retail cost and in many cases.

Order forms were mailed out from BCR. If you did not receive an order from in the mail you can go to </netserv/cd.html> and print the order form. Please send your order to Jeannette Powell, Nebraska Library Commission, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023 or fax it to 402-481-2083, attn. Jeannette. Your order must reach NEBASE by October 19. Orders will begin shipping in November. All products will be shipped by December 8, 2000. Any product order that cannot be shipped by December 8 will be canceled. There will be no backorders after December 8, 2000.

Please inspect your products immediately upon receipt and before you make them shelf-ready. There will be no exchanges or refunds for merchandise that has been labeled with a library's property stamp, call number or anti-theft strip.

--Jeannette Powell
   Nebraska Library Commission

NEBRASKA LIBRARY COMMISSION DATABASE SERVICES-ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

As many of you know, the Nebraska Library Commission pays for statewide subscriptions to a number of online databases on behalf of all Nebraska libraries. The Nebraska Library Commission also sponsors database trials and negotiates discounted pricing for libraries that are interested in subscribing to additional databases on their own. These statewide database programs have proved very popular and currently serve over 850 libraries. Despite widespread participation--and despite the fact that libraries are eligible to receive thousands of dollars worth of database services at no cost to the library--there are still libraries that are not taking advantage of what's being offered. We hate to see people miss out, and thought it might be a good time to review what services are available, and how to take advantage of them.

State-funded databases
Beginning in 1998, the Nebraska Legislature has added an additional $400,000 in annual state funding to the Nebraska Library Commission's budget for the purpose of providing statewide access to online databases. Using these funds, the Nebraska Library Commission has paid for statewide subscriptions to the following databases for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001. With a single exception, these databases are available at no cost to all Nebraska libraries that have completed the registration process.

Registering for state-funded databases
Even though the Nebraska Library Commission subscribes to a number of databases on your behalf, you still need to register for each database in order to get access to it. There are several reasons why this is necessary. First, database vendors often need information about your library (e.g., library name, address, IP range, technical contact) before they can set up your account; registration forms allow us to collect this information so that we may forward it to the vendor. Second, it's also important for us to know how many libraries are using the databases we have paid for, so that we can continue to justify subscribing to them.

To register for a database, you will need to fill out and submit an online registration form. Registration forms for all databases funded through the Nebraska Library Commission are located at </netserv/dbreg.html>. New accounts are set up on a monthly basis, which means you may have to wait four or more weeks to get access after registering. As soon as your account is set up, you will receive an e-mail from the Nebraska Library Commission providing you with access information.

If you can't remember whether you've already registered for a particular database, go to </netserv/registeredfordb.html> and click on a database name to see a list of registered libraries. If your library's name is on the list this means you previously submitted a registration form. If you are unable to access the database, please contact us and we will assist you. If your library's name is not on the list, go ahead and fill out the online registration form. (Note: This list is updated manually, so don't expect your library's name to show up on it immediately after submitting your registration.)

Subscription term
Because the Nebraska Library Commission pays for statewide database subscriptions using state funds, subscription terms usually correspond to the state's fiscal year. This means access begins on July 1 of one year, and running through June 30 of the next.

Accessing state-funded databases
All databases paid for by the Nebraska Library Commission can be accessed from a single Electronic Databases page. You can get to this page by pointing your browser to </databases>.

Database trials and discounts
In addition to funding statewide subscriptions to a core set of databases, the Nebraska Library Commission also assists libraries by sponsoring database trials. Database trials give librarians a chance to try out databases free of charge before deciding if they want to purchase them. Trials typically last between 30 and 60 days and are announced on the Trial listserv (see below). Information about current trials can also be found at </netserv/trial.htm>.

Following a database trial, the Library Commission frequently works with the database vendor and interested libraries to arrange a discounted subscription to the database. Because the Library Commission is able to streamline the order process for the vendor, libraries typically pay less when they subscribe to a database through the Library Commission than if they subscribed directly through the vendor. Discounted subscription opportunities are announced on the Trial listserv (see below) and can also be found at </netserv/pricing.html>.

The Trial Listserv
So how do you stay informed about the many database opportunities available through the Library Commission? How do you learn about new statewide subscriptions? How do you keep track of trials, discounts, and order deadlines? How do you find out about database training? The best answer to all these questions is to join the Trial Listserv.

The Trial Listserv is the Library Commission's primary vehicle for communicating database-related information to librarians. The Trial Listserv currently boasts 468 members. There is no cost to join the Trial Listserv, but you do need an e-mail address to which we can send announcements!

To Subscribe: Send an e-mail message to [obsolete]

In the body of the message type: subscribe trial Firstname Lastname

Example: subscribe trial Jane Doe

To Post a Message to the Group: Send an e-mail message to [obsolete]

To Remove Your Name from the Listserv: Send a message to [obsolete]

In the body of the message type: SIGNOFF TRIAL

To see what sort of messages get posted to the Trial listserv, check out the archive at </archives/trial.html>.

Reminder: Listserv messages are sent to the e-mail address you used when you subscribed. If your e-mail address changes, please remember to let us know. Otherwise you will stop getting messages.

We hope this article has served as a refresher on some of the database services available through the Nebraska Library Commission. If you have any questions about what you have read, please feel free to contact Susan Knisely, 402-471-3849, 800-307-2665, e-mail Susan Knisely or Allana Novotny, 402-471-6681, 800-307-2665, e-mail Allana Novotny .

--Susan Knisely
  Nebraska Library Commission

HAVE YOU USED R.R. BOWKER'S BOOKS IN PRINT YET?

This fiscal year the Nebraska Library Commission has purchased access to Books in Print (BIP) directly from R.R. Bowker. The Bowker interface offers a number of exciting features. BIP provides access to over 3.5 million records from Books in Print, Books Out-of-Print, Children's Books in Print, Forthcoming Books, Bowker's Publisher Authority Database, Bowker's Complete Video Directory, Words on Cassette plus information on award winners and bestsellers.

There are a number of different types of searches that can be performed in BIP. The quick search allows you to perform basic author, title, keyword and ISBN searches. On the advanced search screen there are additional search options including children's subject headings, fictitious characters, price, format, audience and binding. Also available on the advanced search screen is the search history. It allows you to combine searches or to combine a previous search with additional terms. After you have found a title you can check stock availability from various wholesalers, view publisher information, identify other formats, and read reviews when available.

Other interesting features available in BIP include Bowker's Bestsellers Database, Publisher Authority Database, Author Biography Database, and Award Database. The Bowker's Award Database does include the Golden Sower Award and lists the winners back to 1981. Also available is the Fiction Room. Here you can search for fiction books based on Fictitious Characters and imaginary settings. In September 2000 BIP is scheduled to release The Children's Room and The Forthcoming Book Room. The Children's Room will allow you to search by age, grade, or Lexile level, as well as by fictitious characters, imaginary settings and awards. The Forthcoming Book Room allows users to search for books, audiocassettes, and videos released during the current month or due to be published in the next six months.

The Lists feature is a useful tool in BIP. It allows you to save you search results from multiple searches. The default setting for Lists to stay on the system is 6 months however you can change this setting. You can continue to add and remove titles from the Lists and add or edit comments for each title. The Lists can be downloaded as ASCII data, e-mailed, or printed. When you create a List you have the option of making it public or password protected. I would strongly recommend that you password protect all Lists that you create. Because of how our account with Bowker is set up every library that has access to BIP will be able to access all public Lists no matter who created them. You must password protect your Lists to prevent other users from accidentally changing or deleting them.

These are just some of the features that are available through Bowker's BIP interface. There is still time for libraries to sign up for access to all of these great features. A list of libraries that have already signed up for BIP can be found at </netserv/bipparticipants.html>. If your library is not currently registered for BIP you can sign up by completing the registration form at: </netserv/bipreg.html>. Please email Allana Novotny at Allana Novotny or phone 800-307-2665 if you have questions or problems accessing BIP.

--Allana Novotny
  Nebraska Library Commission

LIBRARY CLASSIFIEDS SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE

The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to announce that it has subscribed to Library Classifieds, a service of the OHIONET library network, on behalf of all Nebraska libraries. The Library Classifieds service allows libraries from around the country to post classified ads to a central website. If your library is interested in buying or selling used audio/video equipment, books, computers, microfiche readers/printers, furniture, etc., this service will be of interest to you. The site also includes a section for job postings.

Cost: Nebraska libraries may use this service at no charge.

URL: <http://www.ohionet.org/classifieds/onlcentry.asp?network=NEB>

To add a classified to this site you will need to create an account. To create an account click on the "Add a Classified" link, then click on "Don't Have a Library Classifieds Account? No Problem click here to create one."

After you create your account you will be sent an e-mail with your network ID. Use your e-mail address and your network ID to sign in to the service, then follow the on-screen instructions to add a classified.

You do not need to create an account to browse classifieds posted by other libraries.

If you have questions about this service you may contact Susan Knisely at 800-307-2665 or e-mail Susan Knisely

--Susan Knisely
  Nebraska Library Commission

NEBRASKA LIBRARY DIRECTORY

Has your e-mail address changed? Have you changed jobs or hired new people? If these or other changes have taken place at your library you might need to update your information in the Nebraska Library Commission's Library Directory. When we need to contact you or need to know what library you are from, this is the first place we look. Please take a few minutes to make sure that your information is correct. The Library Directory is located at: </libdir/libdir.html>. If you have any updates that need to be made please use the submit corrections, updates or comments link. Don't forget if your e-mail address has changed you may also need to change your subscriptions to our Listservs. Information about the Listservs is located at: </nsf/lists.html.>

-- Allana Novotny
  Nebraska Library Commission

TRY OUT OCLC'S NEWEST PRODUCTS

Be sure to stop by the Nebraska Library Commission's booth at the Tri-Conference in Omaha, October 26-27. You will have a chance to sample OCLC Cataloging Express Service (CatExpress) and OCLC Cooperative Online Resource Cataloging (CORC). New FirstSearch will also be available.

--Devra Dragos
  Nebraska Library Commission

CHECK YOUR SETTINGS IN NEW OCLC FIRSTSEARCH

Since the administrative settings for the new OCLC FirstSearch Service were copied from the current FirstSearch last year, you may need to make some changes. Unless your library has subscribed to full-text journals through Electronic Collections Online (ECO) service, please verify that full-text access to Electronic Collections Online has been turned off. If Electronic Collections Online full-text is turned on, the system indicates that full-text is available through ArticleFirst, ERIC, MEDLINE, and Electronic Collections Online even though full-text cannot be accessed at this time. This can be very confusing to patrons. Also, one of OCLC's planned future enhancements is making ECO full-text available through per-article purchases. OCLC is investigating billing libraries for charges incurred by patrons who order full-text articles from ECO.

Here are the steps to turn-off full-text access to Electronic Collections Online:

  1. Log on to the administrative module at <http://newfirstsearch.oclc.org/admin> (If you do not remember your administrative password, please contact a NEBASE staff member at 800-307-2665).
  2. Click Database Settings.
  3. If there is a check mark in the box before ECO_FT, click the box to remove the check mark.
  4. Click the Save Changes button and wait for the pop-up box to disappear.
  5. Click Exit.
Before exiting, you may want to check the other options now available to you through the administrative module. If you have questions about any of the settings, please contact Susan Knisely or Devra Dragos at the Library Commission, 800-307-2665.

--Devra Dragos
  Nebraska Library Commission

NEBRASKA LIBRARY CODES FOR FIRSTSEARCH

Have you ever wanted to limit a search in WorldCat to books owned by another library in the state? Now you can by using Library Codes. Some databases in FirstSearch including WorldCat, allow you to limit your search to a specific library by using Library Codes. You can only limit your search to libraries that have chosen to add their holdings to OCLC. The Limit To: Library Code box is available in the Advanced and Expert search screens. To limit your search to a specific library you will first need to know their Library Code otherwise known as their OCLC Symbol. A complete list of Nebraska Library codes is available at: </netserv/fssymbols.html>.

FIRST USERS GROUP FOR FIRSTSEARCH HELD AT ALA

The first Users Group for the OCLC FirstSearch Service was held during the recent ALA Annual 2000 conference in Chicago. At this inaugural meeting, attendees heard an update about FirstSearch migration, now underway, and the role of networks in helping users prepare for the new service. They also discussed priorities for the future of the group. Notes from the Users Group meeting, along with the presentation used at the meeting, are now available on the OCLC Web site at <http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/using/users_group.htm>.

--OCLC

OCLC SELECTION FIRSTSEARCH INTERFACE NOT SUPPORTED IN NEW FIRSTSEARCH

Just as a reminder: As announced in January 1999, the OCLC FirstSearch Service-side of the OCLC Selection Service functionality will not be reimplemented in the first phase of the new FirstSearch. This means that Selectors will not be able to save requests into the OCLC Selection Request file from the New FirstSearch. The OCLC Selection/FirstSearch interface and its links with the OCLC Selection technical service interface will cease to exist at the point when the current FirstSearch text-based telnet access is migrated to the New FirstSearch, now scheduled for August 20, 2000. (Please consult the FirstSearch migration schedule for changes to this date.)

The technical services interface for the OCLC Selection service (i.e., the Cataloging and Resource Sharing side functionality) will continue to be supported. Searching WorldCat using a Selection authorization will continue to operate, as well as use of the Request file for saving and reviewing requests.

--Chris Grabenstatter
  OCLC Collections and Technical Services

NEW FIRSTSEARCH GETS FOUR STARS

Comparison of ABI/Inform database on the new OCLC FirstSearch Service, ProQuest and SilverPlatter found:

[Jody Condit Fagan, "ABI/INFORM Global Fulltext: Comparative Review," The Charleston Advisor, July 2000, 5-11.]

THE OCLC PROMPTCAT SERVICE: BOOK CLEARING HOUSE AND DA INFORMATION SERVICES

This month [July] OCLC highlights two vendors participating in the OCLC PromptCat service: Book Clearing House (OCLC symbol BCB) and DA Information Services (OCLC symbol D5A).

Book Clearing House, located in Harrison New York, supplies books to individuals, corporate libraries, government agencies, research institutions, businesses and scientists. Book Clearing House became an active vendor in PromptCat in April 1998. Additional information on Book Clearing House can be found at <http://www.book-clearing-house.com>.

DA Information Services, located in Australia, specializes in supplying books to academic libraries, researchers, professionals, libraries, government departments, organizations and institutions. DA became an active PromptCat vendor in April 1998. Additional information on DA can be found at <http://www.dadirect.com.au>.

PromptCat, introduced in January 1995, automatically provides copy cataloging for monographic library materials as libraries receive them from participating book vendors. Vendors send OCLC an electronic list that identifies items selected by approval plan and/or firm order. PromptCat matches the items to bibliographic records in WorldCat, adds data to records, sets holdings in WorldCat, and provides the records to the library. Bibliographic records from PromptCat and the items from the vendor arrive concurrently. PromptCat also can provide customized spine and pocket labels that vendors affix to items so that the items come to the library shelf-ready. Additional information on the OCLC PromptCat service can be found at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/menu/prompt.htm>. The PromptCat Order Form can be found at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/prompt/order.htm>.

For further information about the OCLC PromptCat service, Book Clearing House, or DA Information Services, contact Beth Baran via e-mail at <beranb@oclc.org>.

--Beth Baran
  OCLC Collections and Technical Services

OCLC PROMPTCAT FOR DEWEY LIBRARIES

By the time you read this, the OCLC PromptCat Service Enhancements for Dewey will be installed. Now, PromptCat can automatically create Dewey call numbers and labels, as well as call numbers and labels for Biography and Fiction titles.

The enhancements save Dewey libraries time and effort by providing call numbers that do not need to be edited. Libraries or their material vendors can print the Dewey call numbers and affix them to books and other materials. For the first time, "shelf-ready" books may be available to Dewey libraries through PromptCat.

With PromptCat, libraries receive materials from vendors and corresponding bibliographic records from WorldCat(the OCLC Online Union Catalog). Working with material vendors, OCLC sets holdings in WorldCat and produces OCLC-MARC records and labels.

To learn how your Dewey library can benefit from the PromptCat service, contact your OCLC-affiliated regional network or service center, your international distributor, or OCLC, or visit the OCLC Web site at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/prompt/servover.htm>.

--Robin Buser
  OCLC Collections and Technical Services

BOOK WHOLESALERS, INC., NOW A PROMPTCAT VENDOR

Book Wholesalers, Inc., a vendor specializing in books and non-print media for children and young adults, is now an active OCLC PromptCat service vendor. If you have questions about the OCLC PromptCat service, or want to subscribe to PromptCat and/or profile Book Wholesalers as your vendor of choice, please contact NEBASE, 800-307-2665 or Robin Buser at OCLC at <buserr@oclc.org>.

--Beth Baran
   OCLC Collections and Technical Services

CONVERSION OF BRITISH LIBRARY CONTROL NUMBERS

Beginning the week of August 7, 2000, OCLC began converting British Library control numbers to remove them from field 010. Field 010 is reserved for Library of Congress control numbers, but in the past OCLC has placed control numbers of a few other libraries in field 010. The numbers will be removed from field 010 and moved to field 029 and will continue to be present in field 015. This change will result in fewer false matches on LCCN searches. Later this year, as part of the National Library Control Number Project, 016 fields will be generated for all national library control numbers except the Library of Congress. Field 016 will be indexed in the "Standard Number" index that will be implemented when keyword searching is reimplemented in WorldCat.

British Library control numbers are those that look like LCCNs but have an alphabetic prefix 'gb'. An estimated 737,000 records will be affected.

--Rich Greene
   OCLC Collections and Technical Services

REVISION 1 TO OCLC INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE USER GUIDE ANNOUNCED

Revision 1 to the OCLC ILL User Guide, 2nd edition, is nearing completion. It incorporates information from Technical Bulletins 230Rev., 233, and 234. The revision includes descriptions/instructions about these features:

Revision 1 changes will appear in the Web version of the User Guide in August. Shipment of Revision 1 (print version) will begin in September. OCLC will send Revision 1 to all who have no-charge and purchased copies of the User Guide. Please be on the lookout for it in mid September.

--Lois Yoakam
  OCLC Quality Assurance

OCLC ILL DOCUMENT SUPPLIER PROGRAM: THE DANISH LOAN CENTRE (EDA)

This month's [July] featured participant in the OCLC ILL Document Supplier Program is The Danish Loan Centre (OCLC symbol EDA). The following article details its collections along with some ILL policies.

Located at the State and University Library in Aarhus, The Danish Loan Centre provides loans and photocopies of Danish publications. If unable to loan from its own collections, The Centre tries to locate the material in other Danish libraries.

The Danish Loan Centre has approximately 2 million titles and 12,000 periodicals. Special collections include U.N. material and European Common Market publications, as well as the National Newspaper Collection, founded in 1916.

The Centre also has substantial collections in other Scandinavian languages, primarily Norwegian and Swedish materials. The Center is a depository library, and holds a copy of all materials published in Denmark. Holdings are not included in WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog), but the catalogs can be accessed via the World Wide Web <http://www.sb.aau.dk>.

Charges: No charge for loans, and frequently no charge for photocopies. When payment is required, an invoice is sent to the borrower. The loan period is one month. Renewal requests will be granted unless the item is needed by another patron. The library does accept payment via the OCLC ILL Fee Management program.

Loans and photocopies are sent by airmail; return by airmail not required. Articles can be ordered by fax at a price of approximately $8 per 10 pages. There are no special requirements for international loans.

For additional information and more specific instructions on OCLC Interlibrary Loan workform requirements as specified by The Danish Loan Centre, see <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/ill/supplier/toc.htm>, NAD record :92773, or the ILL Document Supplier Reference Card.

--Cathy Kellum
   OCLC Reference and Resource Sharing

ILL LOGON MACRO :ADDING THE DEFAULT HOLDINGS PATH TO THE PASSPORT FOR WINDOWS LOGON SCRIPT

When logging onto the OCLC Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, OCLC Passport software can load a default custom holding path for your session. By modifying the ILL Logon Macro, you can immediately type dhc to display your custom holdings without setting the holding path beforehand. In this example, the holdings path is named "Freeloan". Substitute the name of your own holdings path when modifying the logon script.

  1. Click Tools.
  2. Click Macros.
  3. Select the Macro Book PRISMILL (or the name of your ILL session).
  4. In the Macro Names Box select Logon.
  5. Click the Edit button. The Macro Editor and Debugger window for PRISMILL!Logon appears.
  6. Display the last few lines of the macro.

    'Receive a signal from the service and return to Passport screen.

    '
    CS.Receive 90, ""
    end sub

  7. Insert the following three lines above CS.Receive 90, ""

    CS.Receive 90, "SID"
    CS.PutText "set hp freeloan"
    RunMacro "PRSMUTIL!SendCommand"

  8. Close the window, and at the prompt, save changes.
--Mark Stackpole
  OCLC Pacific

ILL DOCUMENT SUPPLIER PROGRAM: INFOTRIEVE (IN#)

This month's [August] featured participant in the OCLC ILL Document Supplier Program is Infotrieve (OCLC symbol IN#). The following article details its collections along with some ILL policies.

Infotrieve is a full-service document delivery provider. By utilizing collections in libraries, as well as from publishers, vendors and online resources, Infotrieve offers access to almost any published document. A proprietary reference database of over 100,000 titles contains holdings records and links to publishers, archives, foreign library collections, online databases, archives, and libraries around the world. Specific sources of information include prominent academic library collections on the U.S. West Coast, and government and academic libraries in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Infotrieve is a supplier for photocopies only, and does not accept requests for loans. Orders are accepted by OCLC ILL, fax, telephone, e-mail, courier, dialorder, on the World Wide Web, or through mail. The requesting library must provide a full bibliographic citation and include any billing references, deadlines, price limits, or other instructions with the order. Payment can be made by monthly billing, credit card, or deposit account. Discounts are available for deposit accounts and large volume ordering.

Infotrieve accepts international requests, and will ship documents both inside and outside the United States by Ariel, fax, courier, or regular postal mail. No special ordering information is required to process international requests.

Copyright: Infotrieve assures copyright compliance on all photocopied materials through royalty payments, agreements with publishers, or copyright-cleared purchases. The requesting library is required to set price guidelines for those documents which have high royalty or purchase cost. Infotrieve will reject a request if copyright compliance cannot be assured.

For additional information and more specific instructions on OCLC ILL workform requirements as specified by Infotrieve, see <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/ill/supplier/toc.htm>, NAD record :104516, or the ILL Document Supplier Reference Card.

--Cathy Kellum
  OCLC Reference and Resource Sharing

OCLC PINYIN/WADE-GILES CONVERSION PROJECT

OCLC, in close cooperation with the Library of Congress (LC) and the Research Libraries Group (RLG), has developed plans for the conversion of authority and bibliographic records that use the Wade-Giles Chinese romanization scheme to reflect pinyin romanization. For details on the OCLC Pinyin/Wade-Giles Conversion Project, see the OCLC Web site at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/pinyin/index.htm> and the LC Web site at <http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pinyin/pinyin.html>.

Authority Records
OCLC will convert authority records that have been identified as representing headings used in Chinese bibliographic records. This conversion is planned to be completed by October 1, 2000 (Day One), at which time all LC Chinese current cataloging will begin to reflect pinyin romanization. Converted authority records will be marked with appropriate codes in the 008/07 (Romanization Scheme) fixed field. Following Day One, NACO participants will also use the appropriate Pinyin Conversion Marker in new and changed authority records that involve pinyin romanization. For the definition of the Pinyin Conversion Marker for Authority Records, field 008/07 and instructions on its use, see the LC Web site at <http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pinyin/authorities.html>.

OCLC will begin its conversion process on August 1, 2000, at which time LC and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) participants will begin a moratorium on the creation of, deletion of, or change to any authority record that contains (or will contain) systematically romanized Chinese language data in 1xx, 4xx, or 5xx fields. The moratorium, scheduled to continue through September 30, 2000, is intended to ensure that all appropriate authority records are accurately identified and correctly converted by OCLC. During that period, LC and PCC participants will refrain from using pinyin for the formulation of systematically romanized access points in both bibliographic and authority records. For details about the moratorium see the LC Web site at <http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pinyin/moratorium.html>.

Bibliographic Records
RLG will convert LC's Chinese language bibliographic records and distribute them to both LC and OCLC. This conversion is also planned for completion by October 1, 2000 (Day One) when all LC Chinese current cataloging will begin to reflect pinyin romanization. OCLC will begin converting the WorldCat bibliographic file, working backwards from the most recent records, soon after Day One. OCLC will convert all the Chinese language CONSER serial records (estimated to be about 7,000 records) in one group, early in the conversion process.

Converted bibliographic records will be marked with a locally defined MARC 987 (Local Romanization/Conversion History) field. All OCLC Cataloging users should include an appropriate Pinyin Conversion Marker 987 in bibliographic records that contain romanized Chinese characters and that are created or locked and replaced following Day One.

Records that include field 987 will not be converted subsequently by OCLC's pinyin conversion programs, eliminating the potential for possible erroneous conversion. For the definition of the Pinyin Conversion Marker for Bibliographic Records, field 987, and brief instructions on its use, see the LC Web site at <http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/pinyin.html>.

Conversion of libraries local data
OCLC will offer an array of local data conversion options to both members and non-members, including:

Additional conversion options and variations are being considered. For details on the offerings, see the OCLC Web site at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/pinyin/index.htm>.

--Jay Weitz
  OCLC Cataloging and Technical Services

UPDATING URLS IN BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORDS

A recent quality control enhancement now allows you to add and modify URLs in bibliographic records. Changes to records will be reflected in both WorldCat and CORC. The new feature was implemented on June 25, 2000, but you may not be unaware of it. It was described in Technical Bulletin 239, Integration of the OCLC Cataloging Service and CORC. Cataloging users may have seen "CORC" and thought it did not apply to them.

This new capability was added in recognition of the difficulty in maintaining URLs when they change. With this new capability, any cataloging user with full or higher authorization may:

You can use the usual lock-and-replace commands to lock a record, add or modify field 856, and replace it. You will receive a credit for replacing the record.

--Rich Greene
  OCLC Collections and Technical Services

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AND OCLC WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

OCLC and the University of Washington's Center for Information Systems Optimization (CISO) have formed a strategic alliance to ensure interoperability between OCLC SiteSearch and CISO's CONTENT Multimedia Archival Software. This agreement helps libraries to take full advantage of the powerful media- management capabilities of CONTENT and the comprehensive OCLC SiteSearch catalog offering. Libraries will easily be able to put their special media collections online in digital format and support a comprehensive, integrated search across cataloged materials.

The CONTENT Software Suite, developed by CISO, is designed to handle all phases of media asset management-from placing media items such as photos, images, slides and audio/video clips online to ultimately providing ready access for a broad range of users, including researchers, students, curriculum developers and the public. Search capability from any Web browser is provided across multiple collections, and CONTENT also offers Web development tools to create customized interfaces to collections for specific purposes, such as public kiosks or class Web sites.

OCLC SiteSearch software provides a flexible solution for an integrated catalog. It supports a comprehensive search across multitype cataloged materials and allows the user to directly view a particular image, record or resource online.

"OCLC SiteSearch and CONTENT are a perfect fit," said Greg Zick, director of CISO and electrical engineering professor at the University of Washington. "We anticipate that a library having a license for both OCLC SiteSearch software and CONTENT will create their online collections with the CONTENT software and then import the indexing data from CONTENT into OCLC SiteSearch using a CONTENT utility tool. Importing this data will link the online CONTENT collections into the integrated catalog."

"This agreement to foster interoperability between OCLC SiteSearch software and CONTENT will help libraries more easily develop their online digital collections and promote access of valuable archived resources to library end users," said Frank Hermes, vice president of OCLC Marketing and Planning. "Through this partnership, OCLC and the University of Washington improve the flexibility of the software each makes and provide libraries with a powerful set of tools to manage digital collections."

CISO (the Center for Information Systems Optimization) is a research laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. Formed in 1990, the mission of the center is to create tools and implement solutions for media asset management. As a result of research, extensive field testing, and close collaboration with the University of Washington Libraries, the center has developed the CONTENT Software Suite. CONTENT is now widely used by numerous groups and individuals within the university as well as at libraries, universities, and commercial enterprises across the United States. More information is available on the CONTENT Web site <http://content.engr.washington.edu>, by sending e-mail to <content@ciso.engr.washington.edu>, or via telephone 206-543-5604 or fax 206-543-3483.

THE OCLC SELECTION SERVICE: IBERBOOK INTERNATIONAL AND JEAN TOUZOT LIBRAIRE EDITEUR

Monthly, OCLC highlights participating vendors in its programs. This month's [August] OCLC Selection(tm) service vendors are Iberbook International (OCLC symbol I5B) and Jean TOUZOT Libraire Editeur (OCLC symbol TZT).

Iberbook International, located in Madrid Spain, has been a general Spanish book dealer for over ten years. Iberbook provides Spanish titles to university libraries, public libraries and research and documentation centers. Iberbook became an active OCLC Selection vendor in January 1997. Iberbook also has signed an agreement with OCLC to become an active PromptCat vendor in the future.

Jean TOUZOT Libraire Editeur, located in Paris France, is a general French book dealer. TOUZOT became an active OCLC Selection vendor in June 1998. TOUZOT also has signed an agreement with OCLC to become an active PromptCat vendor in the future.

OCLC Selection, introduced in July 1996, serves as a selection and ordering service for libraries. It provides access to multiple resource files, including WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) as well as direct access to bibliographic records from Iberbook and TOUZOT. For additional information on the OCLC Selection service, see <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/menu/selection.htm>.

--Beth Baran
  OCLC Collections and Technical Services

THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE ENTERED THE 43 MILLIONTH BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD INTO WORLDCAT ON DEC.14, 1999.

WorldCat, available to libraries online since 1971, is a merged, electronic catalog of the bibliographic and holding information of OCLC member libraries. The more than 44 million records in WorldCat represent more than 750 million items held in libraries around the world.

UNITED KINGDOM'S WELLCOME LIBRARY ADDS 44 MILLIONTH BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD TO WORLDCAT

The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine in London, England, entered the 44 millionth bibliographic record into WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) on May 8.

The record was for an article in a limited edition of secondary material relating to the Islamic philosopher al-Farabi: al-Farabi wa-Tumas Murus, aw, al-Madinah al-fadilah wa-Jazirat al-tubá (al-Farabi and Thomas Moore, or, The Excellent City and the Isle of Blessedness). It compares Sir Thomas Moore's "Utopia" with a similar work by al-Farabi.

Nigel Allan, curator of the Wellcome Library's Oriental collections for 22 years, entered the milestone. "Hitting the record serves as a reminder of the intrinsic value of OCLC records to this library," said Dr. Allan. "We look forward to continuing cooperation with OCLC to our mutual benefit in the future."

The Wellcome Library is the second European library to enter a millionth WorldCat record. The 32 millionth record was entered by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland on Feb. 16, 1995.

"I am delighted to learn that the Wellcome Library made this noticeable contribution to such a key resource for librarians and library users all over the world," said David Pearson, chief librarian. "It is salutary to be reminded of the size of the OCLC database, and it is also a milestone which helps us to recognise the benefits that professional collaboration can bring."

The Wellcome Library is based on the collections of Sir Henry Wellcome and is a leading resource for medical history research in Europe. It holds over 600,000 volumes of printed works, with over 60,000 printed before 1850. It also holds extensive collections of western manuscripts, prints and other iconographic material. The Oriental collections form one of the major collections of Oriental manuscripts and printed books outside Asia. They span 3,000 years of documentation in over 43 different languages and record almost every area of human endeavor. The library has 20,000 users who visit from all parts of the world, and the library is extensively used through the Internet. The Wellcome Library is a member of the Wellcome Trust, the world's largest medical research charity dedicated to "promoting and fostering research with the aim of improving human and animal health,"<http://www.wellcome.ac.uk>.

SUITE101.COM TO USE DDC IN NEW DIRECTORY

Suite 101.com, Inc. has signed an agreement to license the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system from Forest Press Distributions, a subsidiary of OCLC, and plans to use it as a knowledge organization tool for its Best-of-Web Millennium Directory.

"It's all about connecting users with information," said Sandra Singh, Suite101.com's head cybrarian. "A visitor to our new directory will be able to find links to all the best Web sites on say, theater, for example, and then, using the DDC number or subject headings for that topic, zip over to their local public library and quickly and easily find books on theater."

"We're excited that a major Web directory service is seeking the same features for its knowledge organization tool that libraries value in the DDC," said Joan Mitchell, executive director, OCLC Forest Press, and editor in chief, Dewey Decimal Classification. "These features include Dewey's well-defined categories, well-developed hierarchies, meaningful notation, rich network of relationships, worldwide use and continuous updating."

Suite101.com was the first virtual community to have Web guides search the Internet for the best Web sites in their area of expertise. Suite101.com, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, currently has over 1,000 contributing editors, working from 30 different countries, who each manage a unique topic. Collectively, the editors have created 32,700 reviewed links, written 27,400 articles, and hosted 27,100 discussions, all archived and readily available at <http://www.suite101.com>. Since 1996, the Suite101.com community has grown to over 220,000 members, all of whom have unlimited access to a full suite of Web-based services, including topic-specific discussions and chats, personal start pages and HomePages, Web-based e-mail and electronic postcards.

Suite101.com plans to launch the Best-of-Web Millennium Directory later this year.

OCLC Forest Press,< http://www.oclc.org/fp/> a division of OCLC since 1988, publishes the Dewey Decimal Classification system and a variety of related materials to help people keep pace with knowledge and distributes them through Forest Press Distributions.

OCLC Z39.50 CATALOGING

The switchover to the new OCLC Z39.50 Cataloging indexing, originally scheduled for Aug. 20, has been rescheduled for the weekend of Sept. 17th. The test database with the new indexing will not be available until early August. A message will be posted on the OCLC Z39.50 Cataloging service web site <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/menu/z39cat.htm> when the test database will be available.

--Roman Panchyshyn
   OCLC Collections and Technical Services

OCLC PLANS TO DISTRIBUTE ILLIAD SOFTWARE TO HELP LIBRARIES STREAMLINE INTERLIBRARY LOAN PROCESS

OCLC has signed a letter of intent with Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. and Atlas Systems, Inc. to license and distribute ILLiad software, a leading interlibrary loan management tool that automates routine interlibrary loan functions and provides sophisticated tracking statistics to library staff.

Pending completion of a final agreement, OCLC, working with its U.S. regional networks and international distributors, will become the sole licensor of ILLiad software. Atlas Systems will continue to develop and support the software.

OCLC ILLiad software will provide a comprehensive interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions within a library's interlibrary loan department. ILLiad software includes interfaces to the OCLC ILL service, National Library of Medicine's DOCLINE service and RLG's RLIN ILL service.

"My staff and I were very impressed with ILLiad's capabilities and its potential for streamlining our operation," said John R. Brunswick, head, Interlibrary Loan, University of South Carolina. "This product addresses a long-standing need in our profession-the virtual elimination of paper in the interlibrary loan process."

"OCLC has great breadth of experience in dealing with libraries of all sizes and types, and in global resource sharing," said Karen Oye, head of Customer Services, University Library, Case Western Reserve University, and chair, ILLiad Users Group 2000. "We can depend on OCLC and ILLiad to help us increase the efficiencies of our library staffs. This partnership will provide the opportunities for continued growth in ILLiad, library services and information technology."

"This is a great opportunity on two fronts," said Dan Specht, business manager, Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties. "VTIP's innovation coupled with OCLC's global reach will make ILLiad software accessible to many more libraries worldwide. And, under this agreement, Atlas Systems will continue to be the driving force in development and support of ILLiad-which is one of the reasons ILLiad has been so successful."

"This is an important addition to OCLC's resource sharing services," said Frank Hermes, vice president, OCLC Marketing and Planning. "Libraries have used the OCLC Interlibrary Loan service to arrange more than 100 million interlibrary loans over the last 21 years. The addition of ILLiad software will streamline the interlibrary loan workflow for library staff through automation, resulting in faster service for library users. ILLiad, combined with OCLC ILL, will increase the availability of library resources and reduce library costs."

Current ILLiad licensees include: Amherst College, Brigham Young University, California Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State, Cornell University, Emory and Henry College, Georgetown University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins Medical Library, Linda Hall Library, Marshall University, Mary Washington College, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Nazareth College, New York State Department of Health, Ohio University, Radford University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Stony Brook, Syracuse University, Trinity College, University of Miami, University of New Hampshire, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Rochester, University of South Carolina, University of South Florida, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wesleyan University, and Western Washington University.

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. (VTIP) works to identify, develop, protect and market discoveries resulting from research by Virginia Tech faculty, staff and students. ILLiad was created in the Interlibrary Loan office at Virginia Tech, and the Borrowing module is licensed through VTIP.

Atlas Systems, Inc. provides service and support for the ILLiad system, as well as licensing the Lending module. Founded in 1996, Atlas Systems, Inc. also provides computer hardware and software consulting services.

The OCLC Interlibrary Loan service came online in 1979. In the 1998/99 fiscal year, nearly 6,200 libraries arranged over 8.2 million loans through the system. OCLC offers a number of products and services that support ILL, including the OCLC ILL Direct Request service that allows library users to enter ILL requests with little or no staff intervention.

OCLC COOPERATIVE ONLINE RESOURCE CATALOG DEBUTS

The OCLC Cooperative Online Resource Catalog (CORC) is now available as a regular service. Built cooperatively with nearly 500 libraries over the past 18 months, CORC is a Web-based system for building bibliographic records and pathfinders (subject bibliographies) for electronic resources.

CORC lets librarians work together to target the best Web resources available that fit local needs, leveraging a proven cooperative model to minimize duplication of effort and maximize knowledge sharing across libraries from around the world. CORC gives libraries the ability to make local resources available to the world and to make quality global resources available to local library users.

By bringing together librarianship, technology and cooperation, CORC offers an unprecedented opportunity for librarians to apply their knowledge management expertise to the World Wide Web and guide users to valuable, authoritative Web resources.

"With its bridge between traditional and new forms of metadata, CORC is an important tool that libraries can use to facilitate access to the Web and to maximize the usefulness of their online catalogs," said Kathleen L. Wells, senior catalog librarian, University of Southern Mississippi.

"CORC is one of the most exciting services that I have seen introduced during my 26 years at OCLC," said Gary R. Houk, vice president, OCLC Services. "In addition to helping libraries manage access to electronic resources, the CORC service will play a major role in OCLC's future product strategy. Future releases of the CORC service will support cataloging of all materials, vernacular languages, and a database architecture that will virtually extend WorldCat to additional resource descriptions such as reviews, biographies and tables-of-contents. This extended WorldCat is a key element to an integrated suite of Web-based services that are planned, including selection and ordering of content from other third-party providers."

CORC offers a toolkit, based on technology developed at OCLC, that supports automated record creation, authority control, URL maintenance and pathfinder creation. Libraries using CORC have the option of subscribing to the WebDewey service for access to the latest version of the enhanced Dewey Decimal Classification database (updated quarterly) and use of an automatic classification tool to generate candidate DDC numbers during record creation. A special feature of the WebDewey service is its inclusion of selected Library of Congress subject headings--linked to the LC authority files--that have been intellectually mapped to Dewey numbers by the DDC editors and statistically mapped to Dewey numbers in OCLC's WorldCat database.

More information about CORC is available on the OCLC Web site <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/corc/>.

NEW VERSION OF PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS LIST ONLINE (AKA THE BLUE BOOK ON THE WEB)

Please check your library's data. Following suggestions made by OCLC member libraries, a new enhanced version of the Web edition of Participating Institutions (PI) list is now available. Point your browser to <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/forms/pisearch.htm> to try out this free service.

Now, in addition to searching for OCLC libraries by name, city, state, zip code, country, OCLC symbol, or USMARC symbol, you can also sort your results by these fields. As a courtesy for other members, please search for your institution and check that the information listed is correct. Many libraries use this data as their primary source for interlibrary loan policies. If you find errors, click the link at the top of the search page to correct the data.

To request a temporary change to NONSUPPLIER status for times when your library is unable to loan, send the information directly to your OCLC network. If applicable, please include in your e-mail when you wish to change your status back to Supplier. Your status changes must occur on a Monday. You must submit the e-mail on or before the Wednesday before the change is to take effect.

A related page, the custom holdings search for OCLC symbols, <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/forms/pisrch3.htm> has also been updated. It is now even easier to find libraries that do not charge for loans. Simply choose "Supplier" from the pulldown option list for ILL Policy to limit your results to free lenders. You can also search for IFM lenders, full text document suppliers, and resource sharing group members.

--Sam Sayre [edited]
   OCLC Pacific

OCLC ACCESSIONS LIST RETENTION

OCLC Accessions Lists, available only in electronic form since January 2000, are retained on OCLC Product Services Web for a limited time. OCLC retains semimonthly and monthly lists for 90 days. For the quarterly lists, we keep the current list plus the next list back. If there is a reason to refer to earlier Accessions Lists beyond these time limits, please store copies of the lists in local files at your institution.

--Anna Sylvester
   OCLC Collections and Technical Services

MARC CODE LIST ADDITIONS

The Library of Congress recently announced several additions to the MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Descriptive Conventions and MARC Code List of Geographic Areas. These codes will be available for use by OCLC members on September 3, 2000.

Desciption Convention Codes: Field 040 $E--Cataloging Source
estc      Eighteenth century short title catalogue: the cataloguing rules

GeographicArea CodeE for Field 043 $a
New code   Place Name Previously coded (obsolete)
a-cc-cq      Chongqing a-cc-sz (Sichuan (Szechwan))

Source Codes: Field 052 $2--Classification Source Code
ddc      Dewey decimal classification and relative index

Source Codes: Field 072 $2--Subject Catagory Code
nasascg     NASA scope and subject category guide

SOURCE CODES: FIELD 084 $2--OTHER CALL NUMBERS
inspec        INSPEC classification
nasasscg    NASA scope and subject category guide
usgslcs       U.S. Geological Survey Library classification

Description Convention Codes: Field 210 $2--Abbreviated Title Source
dnlm     National Library of Medicine Locatorplus
hlasja   HLAS journal abbreviations

Source Codes: Fields 600-651 $2--Subject Added Entries
gem   GEM [Gateway to Educational Materials] controlled vocabularies
sao    Svenska amnesord

Source Codes: Field 655 $2--Index Term (Genre/Form)
ericd  Thesaurus of ERIC descriptors
gem   GEM [Gateway to Educational Materials] controlled vocabularies
ngl     Newspaper genre list
sao    Svenska amnesord

--Ellen Caplan
   OCLC Collections and Technical Services

LANGUAGE CODE VALIDATION CORRECTION

In April 2000, OCLC implemented several new language codes (see Technical Bulletin 236). One of the new codes, 'glg' (Galician or Gallegan), was inadvertently omitted from the online validation rules. On September 3, 2000, 'glg' will become valid for input. OCLC users who have been using the obsolete code 'gag' should begin using 'glg' after September 3. A database scan will convert records with the obsolete code to the new code.

--Ellen Caplan
   OCLC Collections and Technical Services

ADDITIONS FOR FIELD 886

The Library of Congress recently announced three new codes for use in field 886 (Foreign MARC Information Field), subfield $2 (Source). These codes are valid in WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) records, but should not be used for online input by OCLC members. See OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards for complete information on field 886.

Format Source Codes: Field 886 $2 (Foreign MARC Information Field, Source)
swemarca SweMARC -- auktoritetsformatet
swemarck SweMARC -- klassifikationsformatet
swemarcs SweMARC -- bestandsformatet

--Ellen Caplan
  OCLC Collections and Technical Services

1999 AMENDMENTS TO AACR2 AVAILABLE AS FREE DOWNLOAD ON ALA'S WEB SITE

The Canadian Library Association, the Library Association and the American Library Association will offer a free, PDF version of the 1999 amendments to Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition, 1998 Revision on ALA's Web site. The Adobe Acrobat PDF file can be downloaded from the following link: <http://www.ala.org/editions/updates/aacr2>. The AMENDMENTS 1999 are also available online in the ALA Store <http://www.alastore.ala.org>. The AMENDMENTS 1999 were agreed to by the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR (JSC) at its Toronto meeting in October 1997 and its Leeds meeting in November 1998. They were approved for publication at the Brisbane meeting of the JSC in October 1999.

--Glenn Patton
    OCLC Collections and Technical Services

NEBASE SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS 2000

To register for any of the workshops listed below, contact Jeannette Powell, 402-471-7740 or 800-307-2665 or e-mail Jeannette Powell. The registration fees are listed for NEBASE members. If you are not a NEBASE member, please contact Jeannette for registration fee.

September 29, 2000

OCLC CORC: CATALOGING ACCESS TO THE WEB
Location:University of Nebraska at Kearney, Calvin T. Ryan Library Computer Lab
Time: 9:00 am 12:00 noon
Description: Learn about OCLC's newest cataloging tool and database of electronic resource bibliographic records. This workshop will include instruction on searching the CORC database for bibliographic and authority file records, using the CORC interface to edit or harvest and create recordsin MARC or Dublin Core, exporting records, and administrative functions. Wewill also discuss pricing, workflows of libraries currently using CORC, and the future of cataloging systems at OCLC.
Audience: Cataloging and public services staff at OCLC full-cataloging institutions.
Format: Lecture and hands-on experience.
CE Credits: 3 hours
Fees: $10 fee includes OCLC CORC: Cataloging Access to the Web and OCLC CORC: Pathfinder Access to the Web. If you attend only one session you will be assessed the full $10 fee.

September 29, 2000

OCLC CORC: PATHFINDER ACCESS TO THE WEB
Location: University of Nebraska at Kearney, Calvin T. Ryan Library Computer Lab
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Description: Learn about OCLC's automated tool for creating and managing web-based subject guides to high quality resources. This workshop will include instruction on searching the CORC database for bibliographic records and using the CORC interface to clone or create pathfinders.
Audience: Cataloging and public services staff at OCLC full-cataloging institutions.
Format: Lecture and hands-on experience.
CE Credits: 2 hours
Fees: $10 fee includes OCLC CORC: Cataloging Access to the Web and OCLC CORC: Pathfinder Access to the Web. If you attend only one session you will be assessed the full $10 fee.

October 13, 2000

OCLC CORC: CATALOGING ACCESS TO THE WEB
Location: Western Nebraska Community College, 1601 E. 27th St., Scottsbluff
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 noon MDT
Description: Learn about OCLC's newest cataloging tool and database of electronic resource bibliographic records. This workshop will include instruction on searching the CORC database for bibliographic and authority file records, using the CORC interface to edit or harvest and create records in MARC or Dublin Core, exporting records, and administrative functions. We will also discuss pricing, workflows of libraries currently using CORC, and the future of cataloging systems at OCLC.
Audience: Cataloging and public services staff at OCLC full-cataloging institutions.
Format: Lecture and hands-on experience.
CE Credits: 3 hours
Fees: $10 fee includes OCLC CORC: Cataloging Access to the Web and OCLC CORC: Pathfinder Access to the Web. If you attend only one session you will be assessed the full $10 fee.

October 13, 2000

OCLC CORC: PATHFINDER ACCESS TO THE WEB
Location: Western Nebraska Community College, 1601 E. 27th St., Scottsbluff
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. MDT
Description: Learn about OCLC's automated tool for creating and managing web-based subject guides to high quality resources. This workshop will include instruction on searching the CORC database for bibliographic records and using the CORC interface to clone or create pathfinders.
Audience: Cataloging and public services staff at OCLC full-cataloging institutions.
Format: Lecture and hands-on experience.
CE Credits: 2 hours
Fees: $10 fee includes OCLC CORC: Cataloging Access to the Web and OCLC CORC: Pathfinder Access to the Web. If you attend only one session you will be assessed the full $10 fee.

November 15, 2000

NEBASE Annual Meeting 2000 - East
Time: 9:00am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Cornhusker, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE
CE Credits: 5 hours
Fees:$15.00 includes lunch (This fee is non-refundable.)

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