Presentation on theme: "Members Council Feb. 11, 2009 Expert Community Experiment Glenn E. Patton Director, WorldCat Quality Management."— Presentation transcript:
Members Council Feb. 11, 2009 Expert Community Experiment Glenn E. Patton Director, WorldCat Quality Management
We know youve heard pleas like … There are digits transposed in this class number but I cant fix it – can someone help? I discovered a problem in the new record I created last week … but other institutions have used the record so I cant fix the problem Theres a typo in the title in the CIP Record that affects access. I can add the physical description … but I cant fix the typo! This heading is controlled to the wrong authority record but I cant fix it … and I dont have time to do a change request. Theres an authority record that this heading should be controlled to but, since it changes the heading, the system wont let me replace the record.
Expert Community Experiment Experiment to test social cataloging with OCLCs expert community (modeled on Wikipedia) Interest and motivation from WorldCat Local pilot sites that want to use WorldCat Local as their database of record
Expert Community Experiment Allows member libraries with full-level Cataloging authos to make additions and changes to almost all fields in almost all records PCC records (both BIBCO and CONSER) are excluded LC records not coded as PCC are included CIP records (not coded as PCC) can be changed but the Encoding Level must remain 8
Some Guiding Principles … As with Enhance Do no harm! And If in doubt, dont!
Expert Community Experiment Experiment will begin mid-February and will last about 6 months No need for new authorizations; all existing full-level authorizations will have the new capabilities OCLC staff will have new reports that assist in monitoring and evaluating
New Product Code Experiment replaces counted under a new product code ONT6390 This product code will appear on invoices (with other similar product codes) No credit associated with the new product code … OCLC will monitor new activity and determine a lump sum credit adjustment later in the experiment
Doing the Replace For client users You can replace a record without locking it first You can do replaces in batches For browser users You must lock the record first
Sharing Experiences Well ask member libraries to use OCLC-CAT (OCLC- as a means of sharing their experiencesOCLC- A new generic will also be available for
Expert Community Experiment Watch for more information in early February Special website for documentation Webinars tentatively scheduled for: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 8:00 – 9:00 AM Eastern Time Thursday, February 19, 2009, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern Time Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 4:00 – 5:00 PM Eastern Time Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 8:30 – 9:30 AM Eastern Time (and recorded for future viewing)
What about the Future of Enhance? Weve started talking with Enhance participants about some possible ways to expand Enhance capabilities: Some merging capabilities Headings maintenance Well continue to talk about this during the experiment