Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Volume 30, Numbers 4  2000  

Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) 

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EDITORIAL:  “Cooperative Cataloging”, by Ruth C. Carter

SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging: A Manager’s Perspective. By David Bruner 
Abstract. This article describes one manager’s experience in hosting a Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop, sponsored by the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program. SCCTP provides an effective yet economical way for library staff to receive authoritative training in this most essential aspect of library service.

The Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program: a trainer’s perspective.  By James D. Shetler
Abstract.  The Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) is a cooperative program that provides standardized training materials and trained trainers in the field of serials cataloging.  The SCCTP was created under the auspices of the Cooperative Online Serials (CONSER) Program, a component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).  In this paper, the author describes his reasons for volunteering to become a trainer for the SCCTP, his experiences at a SCCTP “train the trainer” workshop, and describes the first SCCTP workshop, the Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop, that he and a colleague conducted for the Harvard University Libraries.

A Trainee Perspective on the Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop.  By Patricia A. Headlee  
Abstract.  This article is a trainee’s perspective of the Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop, the first course in the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP).  A brief description of the course is offered as well as a discussion of the program goals.  The emphasis of this course was the need to maintain CONSER standards in creating serial records and this article offers one person’s view of how the trainers presented material from the CONSER Editing Guide and CONSER Cataloging Manual to guide participants in following those standards.

(Re)Making the Serials Cataloger: the SCCTP within an Educational Framework. By Lynne C. Howarth
   While the Internet has expanded the volume and range of multimedia resources available to end-users, the ability to precisely identify and retrieve relevant information has not kept pace.  The demand for those with expertise in information organization and management, in both traditional library settings, and in emerging web-enabled enterprises, is, once again, on the rise. Education and training of catalogers, in areas related to the description of, and the access to, digital resources, has assumed both a priority, and an urgency.  This is particularly applicable to the serials arena.  Recognizing the need to increase the pool of knowledgeable serials catalogers, as well as to enhance the quality of serials records contributed to shared databases, the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program, or SCCTP, was developed and launched in 1998.  As a program of continuing professional education and training for both entry-level and advanced catalogers responsible for print and electronic serials, it has proved exemplary.  Its success in (re)making serials catalogers with leading edge knowledge and skills, deserves replication in other areas of cataloging education and training where the need is equally pressing.  

International Cooperation in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging: Present and ProspectsBy Anthony R. D. Franks, with contribution by Ana Cristán
Abstract. The past ten years have seen an expansion in participation by non-U.S. institutions in what were once solely American cooperative cataloging programs. Overlaying older bilateral relationships between national libraries, membership in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging has come to include willing institutions in a variety of organizational models: single membership, participation in a group “funnel” specially formed for the purpose, or as an outgrowth of a local bibliographic network. The resulting dispersion of bibliographic and authority work among many institutions gives rise to a welcome participatory model in standards and rule-setting.

The Catalog as Barrier to Retrieval. Part 2:  Forms of Name. By J. H. Bowman, Lecturer, School of Library, Archive & Information Studies, University College London
Abstract. Continues the results of the Iternet survey of 38 different OPAC systems, this part looking at forms of name and cross-references. Tests were conducted to examine the results of searching for a personal name, Leonardo da Vinci, and a corporate name entered subordinately, under parts of the name which were not the leading element. Many libraries provide no cross-references, and in many cases the presence or absence of punctuation in the search string has a significant effect. The effect of the variation when combined in an Author/Title search is also considered. The survey also considers the special filing of names beginning Mc, which is almost confined to some British systems, and the interfiling of subject with author entries for personal names. A number of recommendations conclude the article.

CATALOGING NEWS             Sandra K. Roe, Editor

BOOK REVIEWS           
            By Michael Carpenter, Editor

Serials Cataloging Handbook: An Illustrative Guide to the Use of AACR2R and LC Rule Interpretations,  
by Carol Liheng and Winnie S. Chan
.                Reviewed by Deborah J. Karpuk

Riflessioni su Principi, Standard, Regole e Applicazioni: Saggi Di Storia, Teoria E Technica Della Catalogazione, 
by Mauro Guerrini.                        Reviewed by Eugenie Greig

Catalogazione.  Enciclopedia tascabile, 16, 
by Mauro Guerrini.            Reviewed by Michael Carpenter

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