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Subject: Queues and cataloging for microfilm

Queues and cataloging for microfilm

From: Erich Kesse <erikess>
Date: Monday, September 16, 1991
The University of Florida is engaged in 2 NEH sponsored cooperative
grants for Caribbean Basin and Brazilian materials.  The former is
sponsored by RLG, the latter by SOLINET.

We queue volumes for filming via tape-load to RLIN for Caribbean
materials and directly on RLIN for Brazilian materials.  Tape load
results in 1 month delay. We do not do prospective cataloging for a
number of reasons. Queuing allowed by the 583 field has not been
implemented in OCLC.

We have begun to notice that our queues are either being missed or
ignored primarily by OCLC libraries.  Catalog dates on records are no
earlier than 6 months AFTER our queue dates. Because many OCLC libraries
catalog prospectively, we are unable to tell if the records represent
queues or final products.

This problem is really starting to take a bite out of work invested.

Any ideas as to WHAT IS GOING ON?

Erich J. Kesse
Preservation Office
University of Florida Libraries
Fax: 904-392-7251

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:20
               Distributed: Thursday, September 19, 1991
                        Message Id: cdl-5-20-003
Received on Monday, 16 September, 1991

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