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Conversion of retrospective catalog records to machine-readable form

Conversion of retrospective catalog records to machine-readable form

a study of the feasibility of a national bibliographic service

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Published by Library of Congress in Washington .
Written in English


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Statementprepared by the RECON Working Task Force; edited by John C. Rather.
ContributionsRather, John C., RECON Working Task Force.
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Open LibraryOL20910625M

Future Retrospective Conversion Projects production of an English and an Arabic book catalog of the library’s holdings. In support of this goal, the library was in the process of converting its Arabic bibliographic records to machine readable form via a contract with ICL, the computer manufacturer and service bureau. The. centralized, shared bibliographic systems to acquire or create bibliographic records, “retrospective conversion” projects to convert card catalog information to machine readable form, the creation of a microfiche catalog, acquisition of an OPAC (Online Public Access System), use of dialup search.

Vol. 41, No. 1, Jan., Published by: The University of Chicago Press. Being a Study in the History of the Book Trade in the Reigns of James I and Charles I by H. S. Bennett. English Books and Readers, to Conversion of Retrospective Catalog Records to Machine-Readable Form: A Study of the Feasibility of a National. LC M 18/5 conversion of retrospective catalog records to machine-readable form LC M 18/2 the marc pilot project LC M 18 the MARC II format library of congress LC L 61/17 preliminary edition toward a national library and information service network.

Retrospective Conversion is an essential guide for library catalogers and technical services managers in the process of converting manual catalog records to machine readable form. It clearly illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of the three conversion methods--converting in-house, contracting to a vendor, and a combination of the two Brand: Taylor And Francis. 1. The machine-readable m they are most often recorded are erasable and reusable, thus bei effective than more permanent media; 2. The magnetic media records are not designed to be permanent storage media the fragility of most infor-mation in machine-readable form require records be brought under.


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Get this from a library. Conversion of retrospective catalog records to machine-readable form: study of feasibility of a national bibliographic service. [Library of Congress.; RECON Working Task Force.;].

Conversion of retrospective catalog records to machine-readable form; a study of the feasibility of a national bibliographic service.

Retrospective Conversion is an essential guide for library catalogers and technical services managers in the process of converting manual catalog records to machine readable form.

It clearly illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of the three conversion methods--converting in-house, contracting to a vendor, and a combination of the two--and covers the areas of cost, staff, time, and.

The least Retrospective Conversion of the Card Catalog to a Machine Readable Data Base ambiguous record access is a numerical book number (e.g. ISBN, LC card number), rather than alphabetic (e.g. author-title), but not all records in the source or target file necessarily have these book Cited by: 2.

readable form the records in a manual or non-machine readable file that are not converted through day to day processing”. According to Harrolds Librarians’ Glossary, the term retrospective. Retrospective Conversion: Retrospective conversion is the process of turning a library’s existing paper catalog record into a machine readable pective conversion usually entails using catalog cards (with a minimum of data like call number, author, title, ISBN and / or LCCN information) to find or create bibliographic record in a database of machine readable record such as OCLC.

ords to machine-readable form is both a desirable and a necessary. step in the automation process. Conversion of retrospective records, however, has always appeared to be such a formidable undertaking.

that few have been willing to face it. The case against retrospective. conversion has been made by science and medical libraries on the. Retrospective Conversion is an essential guide for library catalogers and technical services managers in the process of converting manual catalog records to machine readable form.

It clearly illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of the three conversion methods--converting in-house, contracting to a vendor, and a combination of the two Format: Paperback.

Retrospective Conversion: History, Approaches, Considerations - Kindle edition by Schottlaender, Brian. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Retrospective Conversion: History, Approaches, Cited by: 4. Retrospective Conversion is an essential guide for library catalogers and technical services managers in the process of converting manual catalog records to machine readable form.

It clearly illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of the three conversion methods--converting in-house, contractin.

od of converting the retrospective cata­ logs of the nation's research libraries and eventually creating a national union catalog in machine readable form as a byproduct of that effort.

The strategy would be to avoid a frontal assault on a multi-million card dictionary catalog and a straight A-to-Z conversion, and to di­.

Usually the retrospective conversion is done by "matching" a library's old records (whether on cards or in a non-MARC format) to a database of full records in machine readable form.

Rather than rekeying old records, a librarian can purchase the equivalent MARC records. The Retrospective Conversion (RECON) Working Task Force investigated the problems of converting retrospective catalog records to machine readable form. The major conclusions and recommendations of the Task Force cover five areas: the level of machine-readable records, conversion of.

all catalog, articles, website, & more in one search catalog books, media & more in the Stanford Libraries' collections articles+ journal articles & other e-resources. The publication of the Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form in was one of the most significant achievements of the Chinese Rare Books Project because it provided standard guidelines for libraries in North America for cataloging Chinese rare books.

Retrospective Conversion is an essential guide for library catalogers and technical services managers in the process of converting manual catalog records to machine readable form.

It clearly illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of the three conversion methods--converting in-house, contracting to a vendor, and a combination of the two Brand: Taylor And Francis.

Retrospective conversion is the process of turning a library's existing paper catalog records into machine-readable form. This article outlines some of the key processes of a typical retrospective.

Retrospective Conversion of Serials: The RLIN Experience Nora S. Copeland Colorado State University Libraries (CSUL) received an RLG grant in to convert ap- proximat monographic and serial biblio- graphic records into machine-readable form in selected RLG conspectus categories in Social Sciences and : Nora S.

Copeland. Availability of machine-readable catalog records produced and distributed by LC would help those libraries that have automated systems.

The machine-readable record should include all the data presently available on LC’s printed card, plus additional information to produce a multipur-pose record. Agreement by a broad segment of the. MARC (Machine-readable cataloging) standards are a set of digital formats for the description of items catalogued by libraries, such as books.

Working with the Library of Congress, American computer scientist Henriette Avram developed MARC in the s to create records that could be read by computers and shared among libraries. ByMARC formats had become the US national Filename .marc. Once a match is made, the cataloger downloads as much of the machine-readable record as the library needs, usually for a modest fee.

In the United States, OCLC provides most of the MARC records used in retrospective conversion. Abbreviated recon. Compare with recataloging.potential sources of retrospective and current MARC II records.

File overlap comparisons and a sample of the University. of Minnesota. Libraries, Twin Cities Campus Union Catalog. are included. In addition, methods of partial retrospective conversion and costs of.

using other bibliographic files in machine readable. form are.would be submitted in machine-readable form to LC. These records would be checked against LC's Official Catalog, updated accordingly, and distributed as part of the MARC Distribution Service. Where RE-CON assumed an orderly conversion of LC's records by LC, COMARC depended upon the ad hoc requirements of various institutions needing.