Patrick Scheible | 1 Feb 06:46 2012
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Re: state abbreviations

I don't think postal abbreviations would be a good idea.  The postal abbreviations are not immediately
recognized even within the U.S. -- is MS Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota?  is MO
Montana, Missouri, or Minnesota?  Second, if there is not a city name in front of them, in an ISBD style
display the patron may not even realize they are looking at the name of a state:  [ND?] : Joe's Printing,
[19--?]  does the ND mean "no date"?  "not disclosed"?  North Dakota?  And third, they are not unique and quite
confusing internationally.  When I was working in Acquisitions, we found an OCLC record for a
small-publisher no-ISBN item from WA.  Figuring it was local, we sent the order to our Washington small
presses vendor, only to get it back a couple of months later as unable to locat
 e.  Western Australia.

I'm glad new rules call for spelling them out.  Bytes are not that expensive, and macros should make it
possible to insert the full name of the state and maybe even set the fixed field at the same time.

Patrick Scheible, Drama Library Tech. Lead, University of Washington

> 
> Date:    Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:52:07 -0800
> From:    "Kyrios, Alex" <akyrios@...>
> Subject: Re: state abbreviations
> 
> Am I the only one who wishes we would just use postal abbreviations for
> US and Canadian states, provinces, and territories? Two neat letters per
> jurisdiction, with very little potential for confusion (unless you're
> still using NB for Nebraska, which was changed in 1969!). I'd imagine
> they're abbreviations that we still encounter on a close to daily basis,
> even with snail mail seemingly on the decline.
> 
> As it happens, another cataloger here just shared with me a wonderful
> reference sheet with postal abbreviations, AACR2 abbreviations, MARC 008
> and 043 fields, LC Cutters, and LC atlas/map locations for each US state
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Howarth, Mary M | 1 Feb 14:14 2012

Re: new librarian mystery out today

Just got it from the local public library :-)

And the database is working today.

Sunshine all around.

Mary Howarth

Library Systems - "The Heartbeat of the Library."
Oakland Community College
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248.232.4477
mmhowart@...

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Michael Klossner | 1 Feb 15:35 2012

Re: Illegible initials

>We're cataloging a collection of glass negatives >by a photographer whose signature is illegible.  >We
know that his surname is Flint, but his >initials may be A.T. or H.F. or some combination >of the two.  How do
we create a personal name >heading?

Pick one set of initials for the 100.  Add a
note explaining the possibilities.  Add 400
cross-references from the other possible names.
100  Flint, A. T.
400  Flint, H. F.
Etc.

Michael Klossner
Arkansas State Library
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Mark Ehlert | 1 Feb 15:40 2012
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Re: state abbreviations

Patrick Scheible <kkt@...> wrote:
> Bytes are not that expensive, and macros should make it possible to insert the full name of the state and
maybe even set the fixed field at the same time.

Or better, use the fixed field (008//15-17) code to add the spelled
out form/abbreviation to the 260 $a.

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Jacox, Corinne C. | 1 Feb 16:16 2012
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Translation and original work together

I need suggestions/help on how to catalog a 2010 English translation of a 1959 German work. However,
they're both packaged together as 1 item.

Do I focus on the English translation (with main entry for the author and a uniform title for the German
title) and add a note that the original work is included? Or do I include both the German and English titles
in the 245 (English title / $c translated by ___________. German title / author). Or do I do something else entirely?

Thanks,
Corinne Jacox
Catalog/Reference Librarian
Creighton University Law Library
corinnejacox@...

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Thomas, Audrey J HQ02 | 1 Feb 16:44 2012
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Re: Online cataloging and classification classes (UNCLASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Judith, thank you for the information.
Regards,
Audrey Thomas

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(UNCLASSIFIED)

Hi Audrey,

Red River College in Winnipeg, Canada has good online cataloguing courses.
In fact the whole Library and Information Technology Program can be taken
online.

Judith

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ALCTS-CE Announce | 1 Feb 17:17 2012
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ALCTS webinar: Effective Subscription Management and Alternatives

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

*ALCTS webinar: Effective Subscription Management and Alternatives*

*Date: February 15, 2012 *
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

*Description*: Libraries are facing opposing pressures of reduced budgets,
patron demand for new content, and increasing costs. This webinar will
present a method to collect and analyze cost and use data to evaluate your
journal collection (including how to analyze that Big Deal). The presenters
will discuss a variety of alternatives to subscriptions to enable patron
access to needed content. Presenters will also discuss how to effectively
communicate journal access changes with faculty.

*Learning Outcomes*: Upon completion of this session, attendees will have
learned a method to evaluate journals in the library's collection and
alternatives to subscriptions, in the event of cancellation or a decision
not to purchase.

*Audience*: All levels of library staff with responsibilities for
acquisitions and collection management

*Presenters*:
*Deborah Lenares* is Acquisitions, Serials, Resource Sharing, and
Collection Manager for the Sciences at the Wellesley College Library. She
has experience in both corporate and academic libraries where she has
migrated the collections and services from print to web based. Deborah has
a B.S. in Chemistry and a Masters in Library and Information Science. Her
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Mary Atkinson | 1 Feb 15:30 2012
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label printers redux

Apologies for bringing up an old topic-but we are in need of  new label printers.
As mentioned by other autocatters, we are considering the Dymo printers. Can anyone tell me how they
function with SIRSI and Windows 7?

Does anyone have experience with DuraReady labels as found here http://durablelabelsondemand.com/Library-Labels.html
I am a bit leery of this supplier, there is very little information about the company. Does anyone have
experience with this vendor?

Thank you.

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Gene Fieg | 1 Feb 17:35 2012

Re: Translation and original work together

Just off the top of my head.  It is one work.  The parallel title idea I
kind of like.

Also how about a 240 with the qualifier |l English & German ?

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 7:16 AM, Jacox, Corinne C. <
CORINNEJACOX@...> wrote:

> I need suggestions/help on how to catalog a 2010 English translation of a
> 1959 German work. However, they're both packaged together as 1 item.
>
> Do I focus on the English translation (with main entry for the author and
> a uniform title for the German title) and add a note that the original work
> is included? Or do I include both the German and English titles in the 245
> (English title / $c translated by ___________. German title / author). Or
> do I do something else entirely?
>
> Thanks,
> Corinne Jacox
> Catalog/Reference Librarian
> Creighton University Law Library
> corinnejacox@...
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Viral Amin | 1 Feb 16:20 2012
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Re: Translation and original work together

Corinne,

this is Viral here.  you might remember me!  Let me ask some questions,  are the German and English titles given
together on the same title page, and what order are they in?

>>> "Jacox, Corinne C." <CORINNEJACOX@...> 2/1/2012 10:16 AM >>>
I need suggestions/help on how to catalog a 2010 English translation of a 1959 German work. However,
they're both packaged together as 1 item.

Do I focus on the English translation (with main entry for the author and a uniform title for the German
title) and add a note that the original work is included? Or do I include both the German and English titles
in the 245 (English title / $c translated by ___________. German title / author). Or do I do something else entirely?

Thanks,
Corinne Jacox
Catalog/Reference Librarian
Creighton University Law Library
corinnejacox@... 

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