Wednesday, August 31, 2011


From: Melissa Marie Brooks
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:33 AM
Subject: FRBRization in WCL and what you may see

Hi All,

I had a question brought to cataloging about why some editions of items show in WorldCat Local and others do not. This problem is part of the FRBRization of records in OCLC and the fact that there are several different levels of records available for items in OCLC. The example that was brought to my attention yesterday dealt with us having the 2nd and 3rd editions of a book. The 2nd edition was showing in WCL as having holdings at CCL. An icon and entry for the 3rd edition was also showing in WCL but was showing as having WorldCat Library Holdings and no CCL holding. If you would have clicked on the 2nd edition hyperlink for view all formats, it would have shown that we own the 3rd edition.

OCLC is aware of this issue with WorldCat Local and makes mention of it in the below findings in 2009 (p. 4 under Editions and FRBR).

I hope this information is useful.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Films on Demand -- Options for Creating Links

1) Regular link into the database -

2) Link in to a Subject Area - go to the subject area, click on 'page link', and then copy and paste the URL

3) Link in to a Record - go the record, look for the title or segment url, and then copy and paste the URL

4) Embedding a Video - go the record, click on 'embed video', and then copy and paste the code to embed

5) Creating a Playlist - create an individual account, follow the instructions for creating a playlist

6) Set up a Search Widget - send an e-mail to to request the code for the widget

Summary of Reference Books of the Week (Spring & Summer 2011)

Reference Books of the Week
January - June 2011
  • Famous First Facts
  • Notable Last Facts
  • The Foundation Directory
  • Literary Market Place
  • Chase's Calendar of Events
  • The World Almanac and Book of Facts
  • Kentucky Business Directory
  • Consumer Reports Buying Guide
  • Library and Book Trade Almanac
  • American Reference Books Annual
  • Short Story Index
  • Current Biography
  • Bibliographic Index