Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 17:07:48 -0500
From: Joan Swanekamp <joan.swanekamp@YALE.EDU>
Subject: Retrospective Conversion Milestone
It gives me great pleasure to announce that OCLC has completed the retrospective
conversion of the Official Catalog and the Serials Catalog. These projects
have resulted in the conversion of approximately 2 million titles over
the last three years. To give you a sense of the scale of this project
-- we are talking about more than 10,000 boxes of catalog cards weighing
tons. When we began three years ago, less that 40% of the collection
was online, now more than 95% is online. We will complete the conversion
of the Near East and Hebrew collections in the next year. The East Asia
Collection will be completed in 2003.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Catalog Management
Team. I have the highest praise for their work and the dedication they
have displayed for this project. We could not have done it without them.