Presentation on theme: "Outsourcing Cataloging for Japanese Language Materials -- a progress report from Yale -- Keiko Suzuki Japanese Catalog Librarian East Asia Library, Yale."— Presentation transcript:
Outsourcing Cataloging for Japanese Language Materials -- a progress report from Yale -- Keiko Suzuki Japanese Catalog Librarian East Asia Library, Yale University Library April 5, 2006
Background Trend Shift in in-house cataloging operation Staff budget vs. Other budget (i.e. collection) Casalini Shelf-Ready Project by LC; Japanese shelf-ready by Kinokuniya At Yale Shortage of J. cataloging staff Future backlog reduction
Initial Planning & Coordination Initial Plan Shelf-Ready Project Processing 200 titles during Fall/Winter 2005 and concluding in Spring 2006 Major obstacles: Interdepartmental coordination in Yale Libraries Profile requirements for applicable materials RLIN library using OCLC Other major projects in East Asia Library
Guidelines & Procedure Project Guidelines (4 p. English & Japanese translation + supplemental documents for Yale s local practice) Profile requirements Yale s local practices Post-cataloging preparations Communication (Email in Japanese; shipment takes 2 weeks) Actual Testing Procedure
Issues & Progress No automatic upload from OCLC OCLC authorization Yale s labeling standard Subject analysis Authority work Delay of shipment Currently processed 30 titles out of 200 since Dec. 2005.
Future Hope to complete the project and final analysis at the end of this summer Might explore the possibility to expand the target material profile
Questions? Please send questions/comments to: Keiko Suzuki firstname.lastname@example.org Kinokuniya contact: Mr. Daikichi Mitake email@example.com