Background: The Standing Committee on Automation has been asked to investigate the way that ILS's make use of linking entry fields, and to make suggestions for possible improvements.
The charges to the Task Group are to:
- Examine how ILS's make use of linking entry fields in records for serials and other resources and establish criteria for assessing their effectiveness in handling this data.
- Determine the types of functionality that are needed to use such links effectively.
- Develop a list of "best practices" for ILS's in making use of linking entry fields in order to optimize access.
- As appropriate, consider the recommendations of the JSC task group on expression level cataloging in regard to links and how these recommendations might impact on the work of this group.
A progress report is to be submitted by the SCA meeting at ALA Annual meeting in Toronto, with the final report to follow no later than the 2004 ALA Midwinter meeting.
Members and e-mail addresses
Mechael Charbonneau, Chair
Head, Cataloging Division
Indiana University Libraries
Main Library E-350
1320 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
Monographs/Contuing Resources Cataloger
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Head, Serials Cataloging
#3914 Davis Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
JFK Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
6151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Robert C. Stewart
Bibliographic Systems Office
University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box P
Austin, TX 78713-8916