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1 Building CASS Gill Hamilton Systems Librarian

2 Outline CASS at the NLS CASS metadata & processing Connecting to CASS The CASS service Issues

3 CASS at the NLS Coordinated by CASS working group Run by Inter library services 1 FT CASS assistant, plus others Current depositors / partners: Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama St Andrews University University of Edinburgh Paisley University Glasgow Caledonian University of Aberdeen Stirling University

4 CASS at the NLS Materials straight on shelves 4649 linear metres in use, 1 km left Metadata loaded within 48 hours 31,000 items processed Non processed materials available 486 requests received Glasgow Caledonian highest requestor > 200 Approx 40 not satisfied Requests processed within 2-4 hours

5 CASS metadata Requirements & minimum input standards Data stripping Tools used Data conversion Differing data depth, differing search returns

6 Metadata requirements MARC21 exchange format preferred or Tablulated data Minimum input standard Serials 245 $a Monographs 245 $a 260 $b $c 1xx if relevant

7 Metadata preprocessing Convert MARC exchange to MARC display using MARCEdit Add and delete fields as appropriate Using MARCEdit VB scripts Convert to MARC exchange Load onto server Load into CASS catalogue, creating holdings

8 Connecting to CASS z39.50 connection Domain name:z3950.nls.uk Port:17190 Database name:voyager Voyager-to-Voyager connection OPAC addresslibrary.nls.uk Port OPAC

9 The service Find item in catalogue Make request (via local ILS) Request received immediately at NLS Item located on shelf Scanned if section of journal Delivered via Arial Posted if physical item Returned to shelf Demo

10 Issues Record quality NLS and its associated bib services ? Finding list of titles inconsistent subject searching Not all records have extent of run De-duplication Bib records and physical items CASS and other union catalogues COPAC, SUNCAT CASS & St Andrews ? CASS and distributed catalogues CAIRNS, CASS & St Andrews ?

11 Thank you Gill Hamilton CASS service MARCEdit


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