Presentation on theme: "From OCLC to SkyRiver, for Better or for Worse, a Cataloger’s Perspective Suzhen Chen Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve."— Presentation transcript:
From OCLC to SkyRiver, for Better or for Worse, a Cataloger’s Perspective Suzhen Chen (email@example.com) Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University
SkyRiver Introduction: bibliographic utility Formal inception in 2009 Founder: Jerry Kline, co-founder of Innovative Interfaces
SkyRiver at Case Western Reserve University Some backgrounds: Library budget shrinks Organizational changes New strategic plan
From OCLC to SkyRiver – Decision making Some positive expectations Alternative to OCLC cataloging utility Lower cost Some concerns: Less bibliographic records, such as special collections, music materials, non-Latin scripts materials… Increase of original cataloging Affect shared catalog and interlibrary loan
Authorities in SkyRiver Search by Heading, Keywords and Subdivision
Different workflow/feature: OCLC and SkyRiver We use the same logins in SkyRiver We can update bibliographic records in OCLC and don’t update records in SkyRiver We update holdings in OCLC, but not in SkyRiver SkyRiver reload our updated records to their system and update holdings No “Help Manual” in SkyRiver OCLC makes restrictions in use of its database, while SkyRiver does not
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