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From OCLC to SkyRiver, for Better or for Worse, a Cataloger’s Perspective Suzhen Chen Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve.

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1 From OCLC to SkyRiver, for Better or for Worse, a Cataloger’s Perspective Suzhen Chen Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

2 SkyRiver Introduction: bibliographic utility Formal inception in 2009 Founder: Jerry Kline, co-founder of Innovative Interfaces

3 SkyRiver at Case Western Reserve University Some backgrounds: Library budget shrinks Organizational changes New strategic plan

4 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

5 The Interface of SkyRiver

6 Some features and functionality of OCLC and SkyRiver Import and export Derive Constant data Batch process Macros Authority files Z39.50 searching function

7 Z39.50 searching function in SkyRiver

8 Z39.50 searching function (Search library catalog) University library catalog: Princeton University University of Chicago University of Michigan Brown University University of Southern California …

9 Advanced search in SkyRiver

10 Authorities in SkyRiver Search by Heading, Keywords and Subdivision

11 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

12 Some issues solved/unsolved Printer Microline Pin Printer Zebra GK 420t Millennium loader issue Vendors

13 Some issues solved/unsolved An OCLC Record

14 Some issues solved/unsolved A SkyRiver Record

15 Headings Report in Innovative Integrated Library System Some issues solved/unsolved

16 Shared catalog - OhioLink Some issues solved/unsolved

17 How does it impact our library? Acquisition Cataloging Interlibrary Loan

18 Lower price Is it a pitfall?

19 Positive expectation Bring down the price of Cataloging Utility?

20 Thank you for your attention! Questions? Suzhen Chen Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University


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