[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] adding books and materials to library catalog

Ben Shum bshum at biblio.org
Mon Mar 9 14:07:41 EDT 2015

Well, for whatever it's worth, I selected "Library of Congress" as my
source on a 2.7 test server and then did a title search for "A First
Course in Abstract Algebra" and my first hit was a 2015 bib record for
that material out of 14 hits.  When I did an ISBN search on the
10-digit ISBN, I got the same record exactly.  So, there are bib
records with that particular example in existence.

The quality of bib records will vary depending on who created the
record and what information was or was not included and whether it was
all accurate.  I know we make use of cataloging services, like OCLC.
But there are lots of potential z39.50 databases to draw from around
the world (like lists at http://irspy.indexdata.com/).

-- Ben**

**who is *not* a cataloger and will respectfully step back away from
the rest of discussing library cataloging practices...

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Howard Canning <hcanning at bluehills.org> wrote:
> No. I find the software interesting and just starting out learning it.  How
> for example would I add
> http://www.amazon.com/First-Course-Abstract-Algebra-Groups/dp/1482245523/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1425922030&sr=8-2&keywords=algebra+first+course+3rd+edition
> to evergreen if it isn't a search result. What's the most basic approach.
> Thanks
> On Mar 9, 2015 12:48 PM, "Rogan Hamby" <rogan.hamby at yclibrary.net> wrote:
>> Hi Howard,
>> Evergreen does support original cataloging and importing MARC files from
>> copy cataloging services.  Are you familiar with MARC records or cataloging?
>> On Monday, March 9, 2015, Howard Canning <hcanning at bluehills.org> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> So I'm evaluating Evergreen 2.7.4 for my school library and am testing
>>> adding books but so far importing them from Z39 appears to be the only way.
>>> I suppose I expect if I type in Algebra I'd get 100's pf books in the search
>>> results but I just get 1 with all the checkboxes checked.
>>> How do I add a book manually and whats the best method to have access to
>>> 1000s of titles like say Amazon.com?
>>> How best can I use Evergreen as I basically want to be able to have an
>>> inventory of the books on the shelves but most most get found on the Z39
>>> look up.
>>> I suspect I'm missing something with Evergreen
>>> Thanks
>> --
>> Rogan Hamby, MLS, CCNP, MIA
>> Managers Headquarters Library and Reference Services,
>> York County Library System
>> “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit
>> me.”
>> ― C.S. Lewis

Benjamin Shum
Evergreen Systems Manager
Bibliomation, Inc.
24 Wooster Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
203-577-4070, ext. 113

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