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LC has recently made changes to the way that Maps will be handled in subject headings. As such, many people wondered how we were going to handle the changes and allow you the freedom and flexibility to do whats best for you library. Our expert librarian, Karen, drew up this explanation of the changes and […]

We’ve recently received information about a revision to the RDA testing policy that we had posted a few weeks ago. You should be able to find the updated information here: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdatest.html

We have had a few other libraries ask about the Russian ligatures since there seems to be several inconsistencies with how these diacritics are coded in LC’s authority records. A couple of months ago, one of our programmers was looking into this issue. Here is the information that he found:

We are gearing up our RDA Testing as one of the official Test Partners with LC and we wanted to share with you what we are doing. There will be more to come in the coming days and weeks, but our wonderful RDA Librarian Karen has put together what to expect right away.

Stats Page

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Any time we process a file for your institution, we generate a Statistical Summary report. Within this report, we list match-rates, types of records processed, as well as the number of fields changed during processing. While this is all well and good, as soon as that report is sent out to you, those statistics have been forgotten.

We thought it would be a good idea to keep you informed of some of those statistics on a regular basis, all completely tailored to when you send us files for processing. And we wanted to do this in a graphical way so that you’re not just looking at lists of numbers and confused as to their relevancy to your records.

New Optional Report – R08 Generic Names Backstage has a new optional report that can be generated during Current Cataloging or Basefile processing.  The new report lists all generic name headings.  Below is a brief description of the report as well as a few examples of how headings on this report appear.