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A Field of Innovation WESTLAWNEXT AND MARC21 RECORDS: A PERFECT MATCH BRIAN CAHILL AND JONI CASSIDY JULY 11, 2010.

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1 A Field of Innovation WESTLAWNEXT AND MARC21 RECORDS: A PERFECT MATCH BRIAN CAHILL AND JONI CASSIDY JULY 11, 2010

2 A Partnership to Bring You High-Quality MARC21 catalog record sets! WEST AND CASSIDY CATALOGUING:

3 TODAY’S SESSION MARC 21 catalog record sets for content in: –Rise of American Law –Westlaw.com –WestlawNext Update on loading Cassidy records into OCLC’s WorldCat Local

4 RISE OF AMERICAN LAW PRODUCT OVERVIEW A compilation of out-of-print secondary law texts designed for legal scholars and historical researchers A DVD collection of PDF images Full text documents on Westlaw Contains over 1,700 volumes (400 titles) Includes titles from the following West publishers West PublishingLawyers Cooperative Publishing Banks-BaldwinBancroft-Whitney Edward ThompsonClark Boardman Callaghan American Law Book CompanyBoston Book Company

5 RISE OF AMERICAN LAW Covers a period from 1820 – 1970 –The bulk of the collection is circa 1920s and 1930s –a watershed period in American legal history And an important time in the history of legal publishing –The birth of large multi-topic, multi-jurisdiction sets Reveals the origins of many legal topics that arose in the late 19 th and early 20 th C

6 IMPORTANT UPGRADES Cassidy Cataloguing has recently upgraded this record set by adding URLs that link to the Westlaw.com version of each title, instead of the DVD version of the same data.

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8 BY THE NUMBERS Records currently available for lawschool.westlaw.com & westlaw.com Between 2006 and 2010 Cassidy Cataloguing has created approximately 22,000 MARC21 catalog records for legal research databases

9 Westlaw.com Record sets recently re-compiled to form 7 collections: Westlaw 1/6 – E-treatises Westlaw 2 – Case law Westlaw 3/8 – Statutes, Restatements, Model & Uniform laws, Forms, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Directories Westlaw 4/7 – E-journals, E-law reviews, E-newsletters [Aggregator-neutral format] Westlaw 5 – Legislative histories, Practice guides, CLE materials, Administrative agency reports Nutshell series in Westlaw – available as an add-on collection from West Hornbook series in Westlaw – available as an add-on collection from West

10 Example of MARC21 catalog record consistent with AACR2Rev.2002 – Chap. 9 rules.

11 Example of MARC21 catalog record created according to Aggregator-neutral record guidelines.

12 AND NOW INTRODUCING… WESTLAWNEXT AND MARC21 RECORDS

13 Primary sources, Federal and State, are being migrated first. MARC21 catalog records for statutes, case law, digests, and administrative agency reports will be upgraded first. We believe the e-treatise records and the e-periodical records will require the least amount of conversion work – probably just an additional URL for the WestlawNext platform. Statutes, for example, are undergoing a content re-organization. Annual files are being re-grouped as –Current –Historical CURRENT PLANS

14 MARC21 record in WESTLAW.COM for -

15 WestlawNext records – 1 for current file and 1 for the historical files.

16 A word about the slow progress to upload Cassidy records to OCLC’s WorldCat Local We announced a signed contract on April 2, The first week of July 2010, we were finally asked to submit the whole Westlaw1 MARC file as a “full sample.” We await further instructions…


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