Hello. My name is Catelynne Sahadath.
And I'm and the head
of metadata development
at the University of Calgary
Libraries and Cultural Resources,
located in Calgary Canada.
A large part of my role
here at the University
involves assessing and working
with large sets of catalog record,
specifically for the purpose
of making large sets of data
available to library users.
This talk is titled Vendor
Supplied MARC Records for Online
Collections, and is intended for library
professionals with little exposure
to MARC cataloging.
It will first focus on a background
about how MARC records came to be
and how they work, followed by how
and why you could use MARC record
sets to make your
services and databases accessible.
For neutrality's sake, I will
be using Henry Stewart Talks
available MARC record
set as an example,
but this really is applicable
to any similar digital resources
that your library
may have access to.
Their are three
sections to this talk.
The first will take a bottom up
approach to explaining what MARC
records are, how they came to
be, and some basic information
about how MARC records are used.
The second section will look at what
vendor supplied MARC record sets
are, and will explain when
why, or why not, libraries
use vendor supplied records.
The third section will give some
practical suggestions and examples
of how to assess
vendor record quality,
as well as how to plan
for loading MARC record
sets into the library catalog.