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OCLC's database conversion: a user's perspective

Journal of library automation [September 1981]

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Copyright (c) 1981 Library Information and Technology Association

Abstract: This article describes the experience of a large academic library with headings in the OCLC database that have been converted to AACR2 form. It also considers the use of LC authority records in the database. Specific problems are discussed, including some results from LC practices. Nevertheless, the presence of the authority records, and especially the conversion of about 40 percent of the headings in the bibliographic file, has been of great benefit to the library, significantly speeding up the cataloging operation. An appendix contains guidelines for the cataloging staff of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the interpretation and use of LC authority records and converted headings.


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Publication Year:1981
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 14 Number 3
Issue:September 1981
Page(s):174-189
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: OCLC
Subject: Authority control
AACR2
ISSN:0022-2240
Record Number:2285
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00