Cat Memo No. 1
This is the first of a series of memos for all Yale staff who perform cataloging functions, or who work in the Voyager Cataloging Module as part of their daily work. Please file the electronic version of this memo in a way that you can easily access it. Or, if you prefer paper, print it out and file it in a notebook for ready access. It includes information that is critical to your work in Voyager. I urge you to practice these new procedures and consult your supervisor if you have any questions about their use. All the procedures listed here will be used by both cataloging and acquisitions staff.
New instructions and information not included in Voyager Cataloging Training
If you are bringing a record into Voyager from RLIN, you MUST select MARC21 mapping rather that RLIN. This affects character mapping for diacritics and special characters.
Options> Preferences > Mapping > MARC21
Also refer to: http://www.library.yale.edu/orbis2/implementation/training%20docs%20for%20NELINET.htm and refer to Importing and Editing>Importing OCLC/RLIN Files (Overlay) for more detailed instructions
Coming soon are:
· Instructions for assigning item types in Cataloging
· Record Validation
· New staff indexes
· 880 Fields
Chief Catalog Librarian and Head of the Catalog Department