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Posted By Jay Weitz Jan 30, 2023 12:25 PM
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Reminder message: Everyone is invited to join us Friday, 3 February 2023, for our semi-annual OCLC cataloging community meeting. During this virtual event, a panel of cataloging community members and OCLC staff will provide updates on current topics of interest, including recent and upcoming initiatives ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Jan 19, 2023 03:59 PM
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On January 26, 2023, OCLC expects to install changes to WorldCat Validation, including the following new features and enhancements: OCLC-MARC Validations of New MARC Codes Announced September 2022-January 2023 Conversion of MARC Codes for LC Children's Cataloging MARC 21 Bibliographic Update No. ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Jan 17, 2023 10:40 AM
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Thanks for your ongoing participation in the data labeling project to help validate our new machine learning model's understanding of duplicate records in WorldCat. With the support of this community, we continue to make meaningful progress with this initiative.   Our friends at Cleveland Museum ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Jan 12, 2023 03:08 PM
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Everyone is invited to join us Friday, 3 February 2023, for our semi-annual OCLC cataloging community meeting. During this virtual event, a panel of cataloging community members and OCLC staff will provide updates on current topics of interest, including recent and upcoming initiatives to increase diversity, ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Jan 11, 2023 02:52 PM
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OCLC is offering 5 new Virtual AskQC Office Hours February – June 2023.  Topics include ones you have requested in surveys, as well as new things we'd like to share with you.  The topics are: February: Bibliographic Formats and Standards (BFAS), the early chapters March: Languages, Non-Latin Scripts ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Jan 09, 2023 11:54 AM
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The December 2022 issue of the IFLA Metadata Newsletter is now available at https://repository.ifla.org/bitstream/123456789/2439/1/IFLA_Metadata_Newsletter_December_2022.pdf. Published twice a year, the Newsletter is a joint production of the IFLA Bibliography, Cataloguing, and Subject Analysis and Access ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Nov 29, 2022 09:33 AM
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As originally announced in August, OCLC began a project in September to remove 655 fields from bibliographic records in WorldCat containing terms that are not appropriate for the field because they are indications of the type of carrier of the resource rather than an indication of the genre/form. Information ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Nov 18, 2022 03:09 PM
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Most days, OCLC's Duplicate Detection and Resolution (DDR) software runs behind the scenes of WorldCat, searching for and merging duplicate bibliographic records.  There are, however, several categories of records that are deliberately exempted from DDR processing.  Among those exempted categories are ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Nov 17, 2022 12:27 PM
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Fast Policy and Outreach Committee The FAST Policy and Outreach Committee (FPOC) is seeking new members for positions that will become available in January 2023. Established in September 2018, the joint committee of OCLC and FAST implementers acts as an advisory and outreach body. Their priority ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Nov 16, 2022 09:40 AM
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Register for "Transforming Metadata: Improving Access to Federally Funded Research"   Recommendations from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy for updating public access policies for federally funded research put metadata at the center. While the details of specific agency policies are ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Nov 01, 2022 02:12 PM
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No OCLC Virtual AskQC Office Hours in November 2022   Sometimes, algorithms do exactly what you expect them to do.  And sometimes they do something unexpected to your data.  The Virtual AskQC Office Hour sessions, "Data and Algorithms and Bibs, Oh My," which we had previously scheduled for November ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Oct 12, 2022 11:13 AM
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On September 29, 2022, OCLC installed changes to WorldCat Validation, with a small additional update on October 11.  See the WorldCat Validation Release Notes, September 2022 for full details.   As a result of this installation, OCLC Encoding Level K is now invalid in WorldCat. All of the nearly ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Sep 29, 2022 11:06 AM
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On August 16, OCLC announced the planned removal of "Electronic books" from 655 fields in bibliographic records.  That term has never been a legitimate genre/form heading in either LCSH or LCGFT, as explained in the August message, which follows.  The overwhelming response to this announcement was positive.  ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Sep 20, 2022 07:49 AM
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On September 29, 2022, OCLC expects to install changes to WorldCat Validation, including the following new features and enhancements:   OCLC-MARC Validations of New MARC Codes Announced May-August 2022 MARC 21 Bibliographic Update No. 34 (Announced July 2022) MARC 21 Authority Update No. 34 ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Sep 08, 2022 12:26 PM
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September 2022 OCLC Virtual AskQC Office Hours Invitation Perhaps you've seen that button reading "I'm a cataloger.  What's your superpower?"  But catalogers aren't joking.  For the past fifty years, OCLC has steadily expanded the ability of member institutions to edit WorldCat bibliographic records.  ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Aug 16, 2022 04:04 PM
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The term "Electronic books" has never been valid for use in either LCSH or LCGFT as a genre/form heading (field 655). Although many institutions have long used it in WorldCat bibliographic records, it is a restatement of the type of carrier of a resource rather than an indication of the form or genre ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Aug 10, 2022 12:36 PM
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OCLC continues work on moving toward the use of the standard numeric MARC 21 Encoding Levels in Leader/17 and away from the OCLC-defined alphabetic Encoding Levels.  In early 2021, OCLC began to convert the nearly 26 million WorldCat Encoding Level K records to the standard MARC values blank, 7, or 3, ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Aug 02, 2022 09:46 AM
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August 2022 OCLC Virtual AskQC Office Hours Invitation   For understandable reasons, MARC bibliographic field 245 is probably entitled to consider itself the first field among equals.  The title statement does play an outsized role in every bibliographic record, after all.  But as domineering as ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Jul 26, 2022 10:45 AM
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Registration is now open for the next round of Virtual AskQC office hours.  4 monthly topics will be offered August through November 2022, with each 1-hour session being offered twice (second Tuesday of the month at 10 AM Eastern time and Thursday of the following week at 4 PM Eastern time).  Topics ...
Posted By Jay Weitz Jul 26, 2022 10:44 AM
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Registration is now open for the next round of Virtual AskQC office hours.  4 monthly topics will be offered August through November 2022, with each 1-hour session being offered twice (second Tuesday of the month at 10 AM Eastern time and Thursday of the following week at 4 PM Eastern time).  Topics ...