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June 01, 2006

Helping OCLC Understand WHY Access to Individual Records Are So Valued

Hello everyone,
Please send your responses to me by June 9 in order for our voices to be heard.
Thank you,
http://umich.edu/~feyza/RLIN21 Users Focus Group.doc

Posted by feyza at June 1, 2006 10:16 AM


I like a choice of records in a cluster. It helps decide on subject headings and call numbers and shows how various libraries catalog items. It is the basis of shared cataloguing and is very useful and would be missed.

Posted by: blrosen at June 1, 2006 01:32 PM

I agree with B. L. Rosen's comments. Being able to look at a variety of cataloged records is exceptionally useful.

Posted by: rdsaran at June 1, 2006 03:31 PM

I agree with Barbara also. Since I use Rlin mainly, it is very useful to have veriety of records in order to look for either subject heading or call numbers.

Posted by: msadeghi at June 7, 2006 01:56 PM

Since I've used both RLIN and OCLC to do original cataloging, I prefer to search in RLIN than in OCLC. When I search in RLIN, I can look into other library's records directly after findind records I want to see. Unlike OCLC which I can see only the first original record input ito the system. If I want to see other holdings from other libraries from the same OCLC record, I have to search directly into their local systems to get the record. This process takes more time to catalog a book.

Posted by: noi at June 7, 2006 04:25 PM

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