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Cataloging COI Updates - Fall 2019

Summary of the latest updates, best practice suggestions and decisions from the Cataloging COI meetings and discussions:Cataloging COI Updates

  • Since there are no longer OhioLINK mandated levels for fines and patron blocking, individual institutions are free to set their own blocking levels and fine amounts.

  • Item record statuses now reflect the actual item record status in Sierra instead of the previously used "time-to-reshelve" table. “Recently Returned” is active for 24 hours.

  • FAQs in the Cataloging Manual have been updated. More on RDA/BIBFRAME, original cataloging, overwriting bibs etc. to come.  

  • COI minutes are being added to the repository for better searching.
  • Load tables have been adjusted to ensure there are absolutely no 6xx fields being dropped as records are imported.
  • Next meeting Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  

Statement of Purpose

The Cataloging COI establishes and maintains standards, policies, and procedures that ensure high quality bibliographic records in the OPAL online catalog. The Cataloging COI recommends policies for record selections, input, and deletion, in accord with OhioLINK directives, and plans and implements modifications to catalog records in response to changes in accepted cataloging practices and system enhancements.

Policies and procedures are developed in consultation with the OhioNET Director of Technology Services and are published and maintained in an online cataloging manual. The COI also serves as an advisory body to the Directors’ Council, works in collaboration with other OPAL groups with shared interests, and regularly disseminates its work through OPAL communication channels.