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Tweaking Dewey: Customizing is NOT a Dirty Word Maggie Rioux Systems Librarian MBLWHOI Library Woods Hole, Mass.
MLA - April 29, 2004 To paraphrase somebody – Cataloging is putting things away so that patrons can find them again If this takes a little creativity, then so what! At MBLWHOI, our patrons browse the OPAC, not the stacks, so our creativity is in the headings and authorities, not the classification numbers
MLA - April 29, 2004 There are only two kinds of people who believe themselves able to read a MARC record without referring to a stack of manuals: a handful of our top catalogers, and those on serious drugs. Roy Tennant
MLA - April 29, 2004 Series Name - 440 Technically the 440 (or the 490) is supposed to be what’s on the piece. What’s traced is either a 440 or an 830. For some series which are important to us, we put the authorized heading in the 440, no matter what. It’s better for searching and display if all relevant items have it in the same tag.
MLA - April 29, 2004 Subject Headings - 650 We do the same thing with WHOI theses…
MLA - April 29, 2004 Finding Images We have a number of records which have links to images in them Each of these records contains the following note: Record contains link to digital image This makes it easy to do a boolean search to get relevant items, but only those with images