Written by some of the most experienced practitioners and managers in the field of cataloging, this collection examines cooperative cataloging activities in its many forms. Containing both case studies and research studies, as well as opinion pieces, it explores the benefits and cost-effectiveness of cooperative cataloging programs such as the OCLC Enhance program, and Program for Cooperative Cataloging programs such as BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, and SACO. It also provides an introduction to less well-known cooperative efforts such as the Library of Congress National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) and the ISSN Register. Cooperative cataloging efforts offer creative opportunities for managers and administrators as they attempt to provide effective intellectual access to the rapidly increasing number of publications acquired by our libraries. This book will help such professionals to evaluate the effectiveness of cooperative efforts and apply them in their own unique circumstances.
This book was published as a special issue in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.
1. Introduction Rebecca L. Mugridge Case Studies 2. Program for Cooperative Cataloging: The Indiana Experience Mechael D. Charbonneau 3. Many Fingers in the Pie: Improving Master Records in the OCLC Database: The Enhance Program Ann Copeland and Robert Freeborn 4. The Road to CONSER—Taken by the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh Liping Song 5. Doing More with More: The UC CONSER Funnel Experience Valerie Bross 6. Record Authentication as a Barrier: Reflections on Returning to CONSER Christopher H. Walker 7. The End of the Line?: A Case Study of a Cataloging Department Achieving BIBCO Status Paige Andrew Out of the Mainstream 8. The ISSN Network as an Example of International Cooperative Cataloging Regina Romano Reynolds 9. National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) Anthony Gonzales Research Studies 10. The SACO Program in the Lives of Our Institutions David Miller 11. Program for Cooperative Cataloging: BIBCO Records: Analysis of Quality Magda El-Sherbini Opinion 12. Cooperative Cataloging in a Post-OPAC World Roxanne Sellberg 13. Cooperative Cataloging at the Intersection of Tradition and Transformation: Possible Futures for the Program for Cooperative Cataloging David Banush 14. The Future of Cooperative Cataloging: Curve, Fork, or Impasse? Joan E. Schuitema 15. OCLC WorldCat as a Cooperative Catalog Amy H. Turner