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  1. OCLC Update BIBCO/CONSER OpCo 2010 May 6 Robert Bremer Cynthia M. Whitacre WorldCat Quality Management Division OCLC

  2. Topics Covered • MARC Update • DDR: Duplicate Detection and Resolution • ISSN-L • Provider Neutral Monographs for E-Books

  3. MARC Update 2010 • Expected Date of Install: May 16, 2010 • Contents: Most elements of MARC Updates Nos. 10 & 11 • Documentation: Technical Bulletin 258 (to be released any day now) • Not included: • Implementation of Computer Files 008/23, 006/06 (Form of item)   • Implementation of subfields $3 in Bibliographic & Authority fields 034, and subfields $5 in Bibliographic 800-830 fields

  4. MARC Update 2010: Bibliographic Records • New codes for Form of Item for use in 006 & 008 fields • o = online • q = direct electronic • 040 subfield $e code ‘rda’ authorized; $e becomes repeatable • New fields 336, 337, & 338 for content type, media type and carrier type

  5. MARC Update 2010: Bibliographic Records Continued • New subfields for 033, 518. • New 38X fields for attributes of musical works: • Field 380:  Form of Work. • Field 381:  Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression. • Field 382:  Medium of Performance. • Field 383:  Numeric Designation of Musical Work. • Field 384:  Key.

  6. MARC Update 2010: Authority Records • 040 subfield $e code ‘rda’ authorized; $e becomes repeatable • New 38X fields for attributes of musical works: • Field 380:  Form of Work. • Field 381:  Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression. • Field 382:  Medium of Performance. • Field 383:  Numeric Designation of Musical Work. • Field 384:  Key.

  7. MARC Update 2010: Authority Records Continued • New subfields for 046 • Fields added for entity attributes: Field 336  Content Type Field 374  Occupation Field 370  Associated Place Field 375  Gender Field 371 Address Field 376  Family Information Field 372  Field of Activity Field 377  Associated Language Field 373 Affiliation

  8. DDR: Duplicate Detection & Resolution • New DDR has been running small batches since middle of 2009. Began running in production at end of January 2010. • Two methods of attack: • Entire WorldCat database, starting with Record #1 • Daily journal files

  9. DDR: More details • All formats are included, not just books • Statistics: As of early May 2010 • Walking the Database: 21 million records examined • 1.25 million records merged • Daily Journal Files: 7.5 million record examined 250,000 records merged

  10. ISSN-L • ISSN-L enables collocation or linking among different media versions of a continuing resource • Field 022 subfields $l and $m implemented in 2009 • ISSN International Centre assigned a corresponding ISSN-L to all existing ISSNs and provided a listing • Resulting list processed against WorldCat to identify records where ISSN-L was missing • ISSN-L added in field 022 subfield $l by macro

  11. ISSN-L continued • About 1 million WorldCat records were changed in January through April • Changed CONSER records were redistributed • Over 8100 CONSER records deferred for later processing • List of records to be changed grew to 1.5 million shortly after starting the process • Additional records will be modified in a subsequent pass through the database later this year

  12. Provider Neutral e-Books • Conversion of provider-specific e-book records to provider-neutral is being accomplished via use of a macro • A set-by-set approach used to deal with specific fields that may be common to records within various sets • Initial pass through ebrary, Myilibrary, and NetLibrary completed, but a second pass is needed to deal various issues and problems with data and coding • Finding lots of hybrid records—print? or online? • Conversion of GoogleBooks likely to begin in May

  13. Thank You! Questions?