April 16, 2003
The meeting began at 9:05 a.m. Present were Nancy Curran, Howard Grueneberg, Helen Neal, Theresa Quick, and Merdy Smith.
The minutes of the October 9, 2002 meeting were approved as written.
Round robin of reports
CRN: Nancy said they are planning for renovation and expansion of the library. Some changes have already been made, giving cataloging more space. Nancy likes the MARC Report.
CHN: Staff has been attending MARC 21 workshops. The new director has made some changes, and several collections have been deleted. Theresa is working on maps in the non-MARC project.
URN: Howard said they are working on construction of the library addition. The original date for completion was Fall 2004, but will probably be Spring 2005. The adult department is working on non-MARC records. Childrenıs department is finished.
LTN: Elaine Hershbarger is no longer working at LTN, so Merdy is now doing the retrospective professional and web page cataloging. Seventy five web pages were cataloged in March.
On February 4, 2003, LINC Policy Council approved adding MPAA ratings on video recordings. Ratings must be added (MARC 521) to new materials cataloged, but will not be added retrospectively.
Merdy updated everyone on several items related to cataloging. Included was the MARC Report update, large records in Passport/Connexion, OCLC Connexion info, OCLC Bibliographic Formats update, OCLC Tech Bulletins, DDC22, missing LCRI, 655 Genre, and SCSC update.
-There is a new version of the MARC Report software. CRN is using the MARC Report, but CHN and URN are not. URN was not able to load the software. Theresa was not sure if CHN has the software, but will check. Merdy will go to URN to try to load software.
-Bibliographic Formats and Standards, 3rd edition is now available, and should be used by all cataloging centers.
-OCLC Technical Bulletins are no longer being printed. They are now available on OCLCıs web site (everyone was given the URL) in PDF and HTML formats.
-The Statewide Cataloging Standards Committee will be establishing standards so future cataloging will be good. They will determine what kind of skills are needed for three levels of competency: adding holdings, copy cataloger, and original cataloger. Cataloging staff will be tested (not finalized), and may need training. SCSC is meeting with IOUG to establish training.
CCH will continue to meet every six months, with the option of other meetings being called if necessary. There might be some interest in meetings involving all cataloging staff, if for a specific purpose, and not for ³pointing fingers.²
Helen was requested to run new non MARC reports.
The next meetings will be Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m.
Prepared by Helen Neal