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Below is a list of articles and helpful information about cataloging.

Juvenile Subject Headings

Enterprise does NOT recognize that the second index coding in these entries indicates that these are Juvenile books. In Enterprise [...]

March 7th, 2017|

Tips for Finding the Best Record in OCLC

Limit your search to English records: Look for Library of Congress or Program for Cooperative Cataloging logos in the search [...]

March 18th, 2015|

Names in Cataloging

Names in cataloging can be complicated and often change.  Birth and death dates are added when needed to distinguish one author [...]

April 17th, 2014|

Check List after importing records from OCLC

Once you have imported a record from OCLC and added your item information.  Is there anything else you need to do?  [...]

February 14th, 2014|

Cataloging Books in a Series – 490 not 440 field & 800 or 830 fields

Cataloging items in a series can seem complicated, but this information should help make it easier. It will also improve [...]

February 7th, 2014|

000 – Fixed fields

  The Fixed fields provide information for Horizon AND Enterprise to use when sorting and displaying information. Below are some of [...]

January 17th, 2014|

Deleting ISBN’s

After your record is imported from OCLC always take a look at the record again and make sure it matches [...]

December 20th, 2013|

Penn State University Library

Looking for an online tool that defines the MARC fields and includes new information about the RDA Core fields? Then [...]

October 24th, 2013|

Alternatives to Library of Congress

OCLC have developed a list of alternative resources for those of us who rely on the Library of Congress.  Be [...]

October 7th, 2013|

Horizon Options for viewing MARC Records

In the MARC Editor there are four options under the "View" tab at the top of the screen that will display descriptions of [...]

September 25th, 2013|

Updating Order Records

Several libraries create short order records  when they order items through acquisitions to allow patrons to place holds before the items [...]

September 23rd, 2013|

Subject headings – subfields

The 6xx fields contain various subfields that help patrons find items using keyword and subject searches. The examples below show [...]

July 24th, 2013|

MARC 505 & 520 Fields

The MARC 505 field is used to describe the contents and the MARC 520 is used for a summary of [...]

July 14th, 2013|

Combining Records with the same format

Combining Records with the same Format For more Experienced Catalogers We are making a lot of changes to improve the [...]

June 22nd, 2013|

MARC 245 – Title & Statement of Responsibility with GMD examples

Field 245 consists of the title proper(a), the general material designation (gmd)(h), remainder of title(b), and the statement(s) of responsibility(c). The [...]

June 17th, 2013|

Merging Records in Horizon

Horizon offers a “Merge”record feature however; the only information that is actually “merged” are the copy/item records from each bib.   [...]

June 1st, 2013|

Deleting Bibs with no items

Whenever you withdraw an item that is the last item on a bib, ALWAYS delete that BIB record as well.

May 25th, 2013|

Cataloging items with foreign titles

Foreign Titles - Parallel title that is contained in subfield $b of field 245. Parallel title is a title in [...]

May 25th, 2013|