December 2009 Archives
The Library of Brazilian Senate (Biblioteca do Senado Federal) has joined OCLC as a member of the cooperative. The library has a collection of around 390 thousand items in the format of books, brochures, newspapers, journals and maps, besides of audio visual materials in the areas of Social Science and Law, and publications by the Brazilian Senate. The collection is also comprised of approximately six thousand rare books for the areas of Law, Politics, Literature, History, and Geography. Everything will now be cataloged into WorldCat.
Biblioteca Senado Federal has also joined the OCLC cooperative virtual reference service - QuestionPoint - and will use the Portuguese interface of the service.
Biblioteca del Senado Brasileño unese a OCLC
La Biblioteca del Senado Brasileño(Biblioteca do Senado Federal) ha unido a OCLC como miembro de la cooperativa. La biblioteca posee una colección de alrededor de 390 mil ítems en los formatos de libros, folletos, periódicos, revistas y mapas, además de materiales de audio visual en las áreas de Ciencias Sociales y Derecho, y publicaciones del Senado Brasileño. La colección es también compuesta de aproximadamente seis mil libros raros para las áreas de Derecho, Política, Literatura, Historia y Geografía. Ahora todo va a ser catalogado en WorldCat.
Biblioteca Senado Federal también ha unido a la cooperativa de servicio de referencia virtual OCLC - QuestionPoint - y va a usar la interfaz en portugués del servicio.
Biblioteca do Senado Federal une-se à OCLC
A Biblioteca do Senado Federal uniu-se à OCLC como membro da cooperativa. A biblioteca possui uma coleção de aproximadamente 390 mil volumes nos formatos de livros, folhetos, jornais e mapas, além de materiais de áudio visual nas áreas de Ciências Sociais e Direito e, publicações do Senado Federal. A coleção é também composta de aproximadamente seis mil livros raros para as áreas de Direito, Política, Literatura, História e Geografia. Agora, tudo vai ser catalogado no WorldCat.
A Biblioteca do Senado Federal também uniu-se à cooperativa de serviço de referência virtual OCLC - QuestionPoint - e vai usar a interface em português do serviço.
Universidad de San Andrés Library - Biblioteca Max von Buch - in Argentina has been an OCLC cataloging member for almost a decade. The library participated in a cataloging event in Buenos Aires in November where they shared their experience in cooperative cataloging. I interviewed Estela Chahbenderian, the Head of the Cataloging Services at the library, to find out what Estela has to say about the event.
1) What was the name of the event?
2nd National Catalogers Meeting, November 25, 26 and 27, 2009; organized by the National Library of Argentina.
2) Who did represent the Universidad San Andrés in the Meeting?
Estela Chahbenderian and Liliana Miguez.
3) Which was the main theme of your presentation?
Cooperative cataloging in the Universidad de San Andrés Library: the experience with OCLC and NACO.
4) How many people did participate in the Meeting?
Approximately 180 people.
5) How would you summarize your presentation in one paragraph?
It was presented the experience of the Max von Buch Library (University of San Andrés) in cooperative cataloging of bibliographic records and authorities. We presented details of the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) bibliographic service used for the cooperative work and its product WorldCat. We exposed the procedures to perform copy and original cataloging of bibliographic records in the international catalog and the possibility of modifying or correcting already existing records. In the case of the work of authorities, we presented the international cooperative program NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Program) of the Library of Congress, and its covenant with the Library. We detailed in what the cooperative cataloging of authorities consists with examples of copied, original and modified records.
6) Which other institutions did participate in the Meeting?
The majority of the institutions were libraries of the National Universities from the different provinces: Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Universidad Nacional del Rosario, Universidad de Mar del Plata, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, etc.; the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and Biblioteca Nacional de Maestros, and the National Library as well.
7) Which was the main purpose of the Meeting?
The subtitle of the Meeting gives an idea: The Cooperation and the Norms for the Organization and Information Processing in the Argentinean Libraries.
Estela and Liliana concluded their presentation saying:
"The new information technologies facilitate each time more the exchange of records; the great step consists of the agreement in the group of standards, to assume the pragmatic spirit that implies all cooperation and to face the challenge of resolving the tension between the private interests of each library and the library community in general."
The full document of their presentation (in Spanish) can be found here .
Catalogación Cooperativa.pdf (Español)
Catalogação Cooperativa.pdf (Português)