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E-journal Invasion: A Cataloguer's Guide to Survival

By: Helen Heinrich

Chandos Publishing

Paperback | May 2007 | #162228 | ISBN-13: 9781843341444
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Analyzes challenges of e-journal cataloging that stem from an ever-growing number of on line publications and aggregator databases. Libraries race to keep up with cataloging and record maintenance produced a broad market for commercial MARC services. In examining a variety of vendors' MARC products, the book outlines dilemmas encountered by libraries when considering acquisitions of such services. It analyzes the complexities of incorporating commercially produced cataloging into a local database, and offers practical solutions to the most common questions in the process. The book concludes with a look into the future of e-resource cataloging from technical and conceptual standpoints.


How the Internet has changed the lives of cataloguers - emergence of online publications, overview of metadata schemas for electronic resources (MARC, Dublin Core, etc.); Changing the rules - adaptation of AACR2 and CONSER to new reality; revision of Chapter 12; Integrating and Continuing Resources; Aggressive aggregators and how to deal with them - proliferation of aggregator databases, their impact on cataloguing and OPACs; aggregator neutral record; commercial MARC record services; Local approach - a step-by-step guide to the decision-making process when choosing a commercial cataloguing partner; pros and cons of single record vs. separate record approach; hosted and direct links; issues of classification; Future of digital resource cataloguing - exploring the role of cataloguers; metasearching as the single access point; OpenURL, Open Access and Open Archive Initiative; emerging automated services (i.e. Web Cataloguing Assistant from LC); vendors' vision of their future role.

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Helen Heinrich has more than 13 years of experience in cataloguing, with present emphasis on cataloguing electronic serials at the Getty Research Institute, Research Library in Los Angeles. She currently serves on the IFLA Standing Committee on Serials and Other Continuing Resources.

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