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Content Creation. Sue Duffy King’s Fund Information & Library Service. Background. King’s Fund - ‘an independent charitable foundation whose goal is to improve health especially in London’. Library stock. 35,000+ books 600+ journals 33,000 abstracts. Library Users. Staff Visitors

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content creation

Content Creation

Sue Duffy

King’s Fund Information & Library Service

background
Background
  • King’s Fund - ‘an independent charitable foundation whose goal is to improve health especially in London’
library stock
Library stock
  • 35,000+ books
  • 600+ journals
    • 33,000 abstracts
library users
Library Users
  • Staff
  • Visitors
  • External enquirers
content creation1
Content Creation
  • Decision taken to create own records
    • large amount of grey literature
    • demand for immediate access to new publications
    • relatively small, specialised stock
format changes
Format changes
  • Dispensed with almost all MARC punctuation
  • Changed the order of fields
  • Created some new fields
marc punctuation
MARC punctuation
  • |c 260 Publication information
  • |v 440 Series
  • |u / |z 856 Electronic access
order of fields
Order of fields
  • 700 Chairperson after 110
  • 520 Abstract after 650
new fields created
New fields created
  • 246 Variant title
  • 652 Geographical location
  • 773 Journal source
variant title
Variant title
  • 246 field added because many reports acquired colloquial titles which would not otherwise feature in a record.
    • e.g. The Alder Hey Report, The Wanless Report
journal source field
Journal Source Field
  • 773 field - devised as a standard method of giving information about an abstracted article
  • also placed out of numerical sequence in the record
content standards
Content standards
  • Cataloguing guidelines
  • Authorities
  • Quality control
cataloguing guidelines
Cataloguing guidelines
  • Written in house
  • Updated with each system upgrade
authorities
Authorities
  • Use authorities only in 650 field
  • Authority file is the downloaded HMIC thesaurus
quality control
Quality control
  • Monitored by Technical Services Librarian
  • Proof read for Current Awareness Bulletin
recent changes
Recent changes
  • Electronic links
  • New item types for electronic formats
    • Webpubl
    • Website
    • E-Abstract
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