Monday, September 13, 2004

Automated Web Cataloging

Short outline of LC's automated cataloguing assistant.

Web Cataloging Assistant (the "webcat assistant") is an outgrowth of BEAT’s Web Access to Publications in Series project and evolved from the experiences the team gained in providing access at the individual monograph level for selected series. BEAT has now started to use a more automated approach to this work. Using programming developed by a team member it is now possible for a cataloger to effect the creation of a MARC record that is automatically added to the LC database. A cataloger subsequently enhances the cataloging data. The capability greatly reduces manual aspects of the project and allows catalogers to concentrate on the intellectual work.

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