Cataloging Articles

///Cataloging Articles

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

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 [...]

April 17th, 2014|

Copy Cataloging from OCLC

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

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 to use when sorting and displaying information. Below are some of the more [...]

January 17th, 2014|

GMD Quick Tips

Here is a quick guide to where to put the GMD in the 245 field: 245 $a title  $n number [...]

January 10th, 2014|

Selecting the best record in OCLC

So many records! How do you know which is the best?  There are 4 key things to look for: First, [...]

December 27th, 2013|

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|

Horizon Format Icons and Media searches

How does Horizon know the format type an item is to display graphics and sort items by media type? It [...]

December 13th, 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

As the federal government shutdown continues staff at OCLC have developed a list of alternative resources for those of us [...]

October 7th, 2013|

Horizon Tips for viewing MARC Records

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

September 25th, 2013|

Updating Fast Adds and Order Records

Several libraries create short order records or FastAdds when they order items to allow patrons to place holds and as [...]

September 23rd, 2013|

007 and 008 fields in Horizon MARC View

The 007 and 008 fields contain a lot of information. A quick way to find what all those codes stand [...]

August 17th, 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|

Selecting RDA records from OCLC

Just a reminder to select a RDA records whenever possible in OCLC but still add the 245h (gmd) to distinguish [...]

July 18th, 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|

Cataloging While Combining Records and Adding GMDs

Cataloging While Combining Records and Adding GMDs We are making a lot of changes to improve the catalog and if [...]

June 22nd, 2013|

MARC 245 – Title & Statement of Responsibility with GMD examples

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

June 17th, 2013|

New List of GMD terms for the 245h subfield

Here is our new list of GMD terms to start using in the 245h subfield based on catalogers input, current [...]

June 10th, 2013|