June 13, 2006
Value of Accessing Individual Records
Most of the concerns about combining the RLG Union Catalog with WorldCat are about needing access to the individual records in a cluster.
AP catalogers also feel strongly about preserving access to individual records in a cluster.
Accessing the individual library records is an important and unique feature.
We are able to choose, compare, combine and edit other libraries’ records in RLIN. Sharing more records gives us a chance to view different decisions on subject headings, call numbers, uniform titles, etc. Viewing different decisions is also a very important habit not only in cataloging but also on many issues in our working and personal life.
Many thanks to those of you who responded.
Posted by feyza at June 13, 2006 11:03 AM