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Problem-Solving with MARC 21 2004 NW ILL & Resource Sharing Conference Portland, OR Margi Mann OCLC Western Service Center
Topical Outline Warm Up: Review of case scenarios for difficult bibliographic items Group Problem Solving: Your bibliographic challenges and nightmares Group Discussion: Trends for MARC & ILL??
Review of Common Case Scenarios Multiple Formats “Simple” Serial Citation Almanacs, Monographic Series, and Cumulations Supplements & Indexes Same Title / Different Serial “Phantom Authors” and “Phantom Titles”
Case Scenario: Multiple Formats: “Dark Star Safari” by Paul Theroux First Challenge: A WorldCat search finds 10 records
Reasons for Multiple Records Different editions Translations Different physical forms (microform, hard copy, photocopy) Different formats (sound recordings, video, etc.)
Reasons for Paul Theroux’s Multiple Records Editions Translations Formats 7 books in English –4 British editions –1 Canadian edition –2 American editions 3 sound recordings
In the Case of Multiple Monographic Records: Match the author, title, date, & edition to your citation Check for microfiche, microform, etc. Check the format Choose the DLC, PCC, or National Library Cataloging record
Common Elements to Look for in a MARC Record: Format Sub-format (aka material designation) Dates Edition Place of Publication Language
Help for Multiple Records / Multiple Formats: FRBR to the Rescue
FRBR: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records Brings versions of works together in a cluster Shows relationships of various kinds Enables users to navigate to their level of interest Enables more sophisticated displays of search results
Where Is FRBR Most Useful? Literature classics Multiple formats Examples in WorldCat: –Stephen King –Shakespeare’s Hamlet –Rowling, J.K. (Harry Potter stories)
The Case of the Split Personality: Almanacs, Monographic Series, & Cumulations
Our Citation Reads: “The Ships & Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet” by Norman Polmar (13 th edition) This is a monographic series cataloged as both a monograph and as a serial A WorldCat search finds 40 records
16 th edition is included in this title The Actual Title
780 / 785 Linking Fields: The Key to Serial Title Changes 780=Former Title 785=Next Title
More Linking Fields The Case of the Elusive Eels: Supplements and Indexes
Supplements & Indexes Can Be Either Independent or Dependent Independent=has its own MARC record Dependent=Item is with the main title Also: Beware the English Language! “Index Medicus” is a title that happens to have the word “Index” in it, but is it really an Index as we think of it?
Our Citation Reads: “Variations in the Technical Standard for HDTV in the United States” by Chris Keary In: JEI, Journal of the Electronics Industry, (suppl. 1, 2000) A WorldCat search finds a record for “JEI, Journal of the Electronics Industry”
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