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Collection Mapping Project. Anne Mealia CURL Database Officer. Overview. Background Participating libraries Timetable Progress so far Potential problems Further information. Background. RSLP/CURL co-funded project 3.1 million records from 6 libraries Deliverables:

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Collection mapping project

Collection Mapping Project

Anne Mealia

CURL Database Officer


Overview

Overview

  • Background

  • Participating libraries

  • Timetable

  • Progress so far

  • Potential problems

  • Further information

Oxford


Background

Background

  • RSLP/CURL co-funded project

  • 3.1 million records from 6 libraries

  • Deliverables:

    • Analysis for each library

    • Comparative data

    • Assess role in collection development

    • Identify areas for future development

Oxford


Participating libraries

Participating libraries

  • CURL

    • Edinburgh University

    • Imperial College

    • Liverpool University

  • Non-CURL

    • Hull University

    • Natural History Museum

    • School of Oriental and African Studies

Oxford


Collections

Collections

  • Broad range of subjects

    • Edinburgh

    • Hull

    • Liverpool

  • Specialist subjects

    • Imperial College & Science Museum

    • Natural History Museum

    • SOAS

Oxford


Classification schemes

Classification schemes

  • DDC

    • SOAS - modified DDC

  • Non-standard

    • Natural History Museum

  • Hybrid

    • Edinburgh - DDC, LC, NLM, UDC & others

    • Hull - LC, DDC, Bliss

    • Imperial - UDC, DDC, LC, NLM

    • Liverpool - LC, DDC and UDC

Oxford


Timetable

Timetable

  • March - Preparation (planning guides)

  • April - June - Data export

  • July - August - De-duplication, matching and analysis at OCLC Lacey, CD-ROM of results sent to CURL/libraries

  • September - October - Report writing

Oxford


Progress so far

Progress so far

  • Planning Guides completed

  • Letter of agreement received and signed

  • Data currently being sent

    • From CURL database

    • Directly by Hull, NHM, SOAS

Oxford


Potential problems

Potential problems

  • Data transfer

  • Data errors

  • Lack of classmarks

  • Covers only machine readable records

  • Monograph material only

Oxford


Collection mapping project

www.curl.ac.uk/projects/icas.html

www.wln.com/wlnprods/aca/

Oxford


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