Regarding item 2 below:
Lack of record sharing has been a major complaint for a long time.
Many years ago there was talk about an LSP for bib records. If BIBCO
records could be distributed in the same way in which authority records are,
the problem of record distribution would be eliminated. Is LSP for bibs no
longer considered a viable option?
IIIIII Marty Joachim
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> >>> Antony Robert David Franks <[log in to unmask]> 01/29 10:56 AM >>>
> At the November PoCo meeting OCLC announced that plans were in high
> gear for moving to a relational database management system for
> WorldCat. As a result the PoCo asked that BIBCO and CONSER
> participants brainstrom and develop a "wish list" to be sent both
> OCLC and RLG. At the recent ALA conference the BIBCO-At-Large
> Jennifer Bowen led a "visioning exercise" designed to create the
> list" that BIBCO participants would like to see utilities provide.
> following list is given in order of priority, #1 being on top.
> 1. Authority validation (Linked authorities)
> 2. Record distribution, i.e., record sharing, between utilities
> 3. Batch overlay, i.e., tape loading ability that will overlay lower
> level records
> 4. Online SACO record contribution and ability to save SACO records
> in the utilities
> 5. BFM (Bibliographic file maintenance)
> 6. Numerical file sorting of Series numbering
> 7. Import capabilities directly into the utility from remote
> 8. Online classification record contribution
> During a discussion of these items at the PCC Participants Meeting
> later Sunday, others added
> 1. Better functionality from the fixed field coding in 007/008:
> a. codes should be searchable
> b. codes should trigger display constants
> 2. The ability to see all in process authority records in OCLC, as
> members can do in RLIN
> 3. Ability of RLIN members to do CONSER work
> 4. OCLC credits for BIBCO members who provide a classification
> to records that did not contain a number in that system
> 5. ISSN records available in the utility databases
> Full summaries of the BIBCO and CONSER meetings can be found on
> respective websites.
> Time is growing short for formulation of a final wish list to
> to OCLC. Feel free to present further thoughts for discussion on the
> matter to the list, or directly to me, at [log in to unmask]