At the MARCcat working group meeting 7/23 is was decided to document typical workflows for catalogers - experienced, less experienced cataloguers etc. The intention with this, is for the atCult team and the UX designers to learn more on how the FOLIO libraries catalogue MARC records (e.g. MARC21 but also other MARC-structured formats like danMARC2, PICA3/PICA+) in their existing systems today, and typical environments like OCLC, and Union Catalogues.
Tiziana Possemato and Annalisa Di Sabato are planning to do a demo of WeCat (MARCcat) at one of the upcoming MM-SIG meetings - e.g. August 1, 2018 (TBD). The demo would be quite similar to the demo at the MARCcat subgroup meeting - see link to the recording at the meeting minutes.
All subgroup and MM-SIG members: please add any relevant use cases. In the table the documentation of the usecases have been categorized, but feel free to ad many more categories. If a use case is already represented, then add your name and library, if you have exactly the same workflow process. Please fell free to add any additional details.
It might work well to add a link to a document with screen dumps.
Use case (brief)
Use case description
Region (US, Sweden, Germany ...)
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|1||original cataloging||Create bibliographic record in OCLC; verify/update/create authority records as needed & control headings in OCLC record; bring record into local system (would we bring into FOLIO via MarcCat or could we import directly into FOLIO?); add/edit administrative data such as cataloging level, cataloger initials, cataloged date; create holdings/item records||US|
Also true for UChicago, Natascha Owens; Would the administrative data in use case description be added in MARCcat or in Inventory App?
|Create bib record in MARCcat, including look-ups for agents and subjects to authority/entity stores to control headings.||US||Jason Kovari|
Create bib record in union database CBS using the client software WinIBW; link authority records to the bib records, if authority record does not exist, create a record in the shared authority file (GND) using the WinIBW client software; create holdings/item records; push bib/holdings/item to local ILS LBS4 using an online update mechanism
Special case: journals and continuing resources: these resouces are not catalogued in the union database; they are catalogued in the central journal database (ZDB) and automatically imported into the CBS afterwards
|2||original or copy cataloging, local notes needed for Special Collections||Same as above, except we would need to edit the record in MarcCat to add local notes (such as provenance)||US|
Also true for UChicago, Natascha Owens
|3||original or copy cataloging, local edits to record||Aside from notes, sometimes changes or additions to bibliographic records are made locally (perhaps we might add a 246 locally and do not want to make that change in OCLC, for example)||US|
|4||simple edits||Staff at any level (not just experience catalogers) need to correct a typo in record (in this case no addition of a tag or subfield is necessary)||US||Natascha Owens|
|5||merging authority records||Manually merge or link duplicate authorities as needed within FOLIO||US||Natascha Owens|
|Newly hired cataloger:|
|6||See the MARC record at a glance||Like the "See Source Record" view off the Inventory. MARCCat view is too busy to be meaningful to a new cataloger.||US|
|9||Add a record to the libraries inventory|
Start a search in the central database CBS; verify the bib data (determine whether the manifestation is identical to the present one), add new elements and do corrections; create holdings/item records
If no record is found in the GBV CBS, a new search will be started in external databases via Z39.50/SRU
|Germany (GBV, hbz?)|
Hi Martina Tumulla, does this use case also apply to the hbz?
|10||Clone a bibliographic record within app||Clone a bib record in MARCcat in order to create a new identical bib, then edit it||US|
Natascha Owens – I'm curious when this might be done? -Laura Laura Wright, there are sometimes special circumstances (at least at UChicago) where we require mutliple versions of the same bibliographic record because the holdings are very complex and we want them each attached to individual bib records -Natascha
--At Cornell, this is a common way for a highly original bib record to start life. --Sarah Ross
|12||outsourced authority control/record updates-- bibliographic||We send monthly files of records to a vendor who adds some fields (such as 33x) if needed and also matched access points in bib records with authority records. We then receive bib records back with updated fields and reports with unmatched access points. Records are reloaded.||US||Laura Wright|
|13||outsourced authority control/record updates-- authority||We receive quarterly files of authority records that correspond either to new (to our database) access points or changed access points. These files, when loaded, trigger an automatic authority control process that acts on our bibliographic records (locally) and updates access points, matching on 4xx and 1xx fields. Changes to access points would need to occur in MarCat.||US||Laura Wright||There is also a lot of manual searching, matching, and updating that has to be done based on reports of unmatched headings. This work would also need to be performed in MarcCat.|
|14||Automatic mass import||Applies (mostly) to eBook/eJournal metadata from vendors/publishers; data is enriched and converted to PICA+ format; then eBook metadata is imported into the CBS, eJournal metadata into the central journal database (ZDB); Holdings and items are added either in ZDB or CBS.||Germany (GBV)||Felix Hemme|
After completing the FOLIO ERM app, the GOKb will also be used in GBV; we have not completely figured out yet, how the data flow will look like, Felix Hemme
|15||Mail correspondence||Inform other libraries of major changes or ask questions about certain matters; our current cataloging software has a build-in mailbox service implemented; all libraries associated with this bib record and named as recipients can retrieve messages||Germany (GBV)|
|16||Short bibs||Acquisitions staff, ILL staff and sometimes cataloging staff use a template with default tags which can be filled in by the staff person (should involve keying in only, no drop-down menus); these records are sometimes just a placeholder from which to hang and item (ILL) or as a placeholder until full copy is found or created (Acquisitions or Cataloging staff)|
Perhaps this will happen in Inventory App?
Since 2018 all GBV libraries are switching to local cataloguing in the union database. These records are only visible to the library to which the data sets belong, Felix Hemme
Inputting staff (acquisitions workers or catalogers) also need to be able clone from existing records as above-- Sarah Ross
|17||Print record||Print a bib record, with or without MARC coding|
|18||Complete, current copy of the NAF in the MARCcat system?||Because Cornell performs most of its cataloging in Voyager, our Voyager system holds a complete, current copy of the NAF. (Of course we still need OCLC, but the local copy is what drives most of our cataloging and OPAC operations).||US|
|19||Search against NAF and local files simultaneously||e.g., Search on Smith, John: see all the John Smiths authorized by NAF and all the John Smiths in local catalog, so that John Smiths assigned to the wrong identity can be adjusted in the local catalog||US||Sarah Ross|
|20||Mechanical catching of mistakes||For example, if there is a 1XX, change 245 1st indicator to 1. All systems have this, just want to know what MARCcat offers, if we can add suggestions here||US||Sarah Ross|
|21||Supply ISBD punctuation||Noticed that Annalisa's demo didn't use ISBD punctuation. Non-German libraries still need to supply it, maybe with some machine help.||US|
|22||Validation||i saw "verification level" in a pull-down menu. How much is it verifying (name, name + $c, $d, $q? name/title) Which fields validate?||US|
|23||Different character sets||"Completely integrated with MARC21"--I saw Annalisa working with MARC-8 in the pull-down menu. We need MARC21 and Unicode as well (just checking)||US||Sarah Ross|
|24||Transcription versus "heading"||The Mondadori example confused me. Is the system trying to make us regularize all our publisher statements to one fixed form? Or is this merely a shortcut to enter frequently-seen data? We still need the ability to transcribe.||US||Sarah Ross|
|25||"Title proper"||The American studies example gives a title proper and a statement of responsibility together in a box called "title proper." What happens to subtitles, part titles, parallel titles, parallel statements of responsiblity, second and third titles by same or different authors?||US||Sarah Ross|
|26||Wide-ranging searches||In a title search, we don't want to limit to data from the 245; we want to be able to search title added entries and 830s in the same search. For example, a common error in my library is to catalog different bits of a title as a series, a serial, and as an individual monograph. (Italian works are particularly prone to this treatment!) I want to be able to catch all the titles at a glance, not have to guess at each MARC tag that might have been mistakenly used.||US||Sarah Ross|
|27||Tag Tables||Who controls the tag tables in Folio? We update our tag tables at least twice a year from the MARC21 updates, and we also have local tags. We want to be able to maintain our local and/or obsolete fields and we tend to want our national-level tags quickly.||US||Sarah Ross|
|28||Compability with OCLC WorldShare||If the OCLC master record changes, we have WorldShare set to tell us about specific changes we want. We need to be able to add specific fields to the MARCcat record in batch. For example, this is how we add FAST headings to records that started out with only LCSH, and how we add LCSH to records for which we only used FAST.||US||Sarah Ross|
|29||Copy blocks of fields for other records and paste onto new record||For example, working on a new edition, perhaps I want to copy a 246 and the 6XX block. Can I do that in MARCcat without going one-by-one?||US||Sarah Ross|