[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Planned Parts Development

Hardy, Elaine ehardy at georgialibraries.org
Tue Jan 29 16:04:04 EST 2013

We don't have centralized cataloging. Each library is responsible for
their own cataloging and their call numbers are their own. 
The two of us that are catalogers in the PINES staff would be likely the
ones creating the monographic parts or we would be very specific to the
person that would be creating them.



J. Elaine Hardy
PINES Bibliographic Projects & Metadata Manager
Georgia Public Library Service
1800 Century Place, Ste 150
Atlanta, Ga. 30345-4304

404.235-7201, fax
ehardy at georgialibraries.org

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Elaine asks:

 Have you
> considering, rather than Pt 2 merging labels changing it to making 
> managing parts permissions at the consortium level rather than the 
> local level? That would solve the duplicate label issue and move the 
> management further up the hierarchical structure. This would 
> essentially control the part label vocabulary.

I just wanted to say from my perspective as a member of a consortium
without centralized cataloging, that I really like the idea of being able
to merge parts, and changing the permissions wouldn't work well for us.

As it works now, catalogers can create the parts they need when they
catalog an item, and those parts are available to be used by the other
libraries. So far we haven't had a problem with people creating duplicate
parts, but it would certainly be nice to have the option to merge them if
that comes up.

Since we don't have centralized cataloging, moving management of parts up
the hierarchy would mean it would be done by non-catalogers, and it would
be less efficient than the way we're doing it now where parts are created
when volumes are cataloged.

The sorting capability in Pt. 1 looks like it would be useful, too.

Sarah Childs
Senior Cataloger
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library
250 North Fifth Street
Zionsville, IN 46077
317-873-3149 x13330
sarahc at zionsville.lib.in.us

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