31 July 2002
Present: Steven Arakawa, Marsha Garman, Rick Sarcia, Joan
Swanekamp, Patricia Thurston (chair, minutes).
for Cataloging training in August and September. Please review the updated
documentation and send necessary corrections and clarification suggestions
to Joan by Friday afternoon (2 August). As the Nelinet training is not
intended to substitute for deskside, real-life training that will happen
within the cataloging teams and units, we will not want any big changes to
their current documentation.
Novak reported to Patricia that Pat Simon was dealing with inappropriate
information in the enumeration, chronology, year, caption and spine
positions in item records. Patricia will meet with Pat Simon (Friday
morning, 2 August) to get sample item records and discuss the issues.
Patricia will then report to Joan, who will then work with the appropriate
people to clarify the situation and compile/create the necessary
authority record retrieval issues. Patricia brought Manon Theroux’s
compilation of retrieval inconsistencies, along with supporting printouts
of authority records. The group decided to examine these perplexing
inconsistencies more closely, using Manon’s information as a starting
on the training web site. We need a plan for deciding where to put various
pieces of the documentation. The group wondered if the Implementation
Chairs might discuss this issue. CatAut group members will look at the
current documentation and determine what needs to be linked in the
Cataloging at Yale site. The responsibility for some of that documentation
will probably go to the Cataloging Department web documentation group.
Other linked documentation might become the responsibility of other groups
in the library.
The group discussed the need to determine how updates and revisions will
be centralized. Macros now exist for Cataloging and Circulation functions.
In the future, Acquisitions might also need to add macros. The group decided that perhaps the
Implementation chairs could discuss the best way to handle ongoing
management of MacroExpress. The
current Macro Express file is now ready for dissemination.
The group will meet on Thursday, 8 August, SML 411.
Orbis2 Implementation Site