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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO ENTERS 41 MILLIONTH RECORD IN WORLDCAT,
THE SECOND OCLC GOLD RECORD FOR CATALOGER KENNETH CARLBORG
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 7, 1999--The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
entered the 41 millionth bibliographic record into WorldCat (the OCLC Online
Union Catalog) on March 19. The record was for a monograph, _Functional
Analysis: Selected Topics_, edited by P.K. Jain.
This was the second OCLC gold catalog record input by Kenneth Carlborg,
principal cataloger, UIC. On May 6, 1985, he entered the 12 millionth
record while working at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Mr.
Carlborg said he was not trying in 1985, but he was "half-heartedly taking a
shot" this year.
"I had failed every time leading up to the 12 millionth record, so I wasn't
trying then. It just happened," said Mr. Carlborg. "This time I didn't
think I'd hit it because I only had two records. I sent the first one and
it was '997,' so I sent the second and it was right on."
Mr. Carlborg has been at UIC since 1993 and has been using OCLC services
"The catalog department celebrated the record by surprising Ken with a cake
and party favor," said Judith Arnold, OCLC coordinator, UIC.
UIC has been an OCLC member library since 1976. "We joined OCLC just about
as soon as it was possible," said Ms. Arnold. The 41 millionth record is
the second milestone record for UIC; the institution also entered the 13
millionth record on Jan. 10, 1986.
UIC is one of the original OCLC Enhance libraries and today uses OCLC
Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, Selection and FirstSearch services and has
used OCLC's retrospective conversion services. It is also a participant in
OCLC's CORC research project. UIC is a member of the Illinois State Library
(ILLINET/OCLC Services), an OCLC-affiliated, regional network.
The Harid Conservatory Music Library, in Boca Raton, Florida, entered the 40
millionth bibliographic record into WorldCat on Oct. 4, 1998.
UIC is the largest institution of higher learning in the Chicago area and
one of the top research universities in the United States. UIC has a total
enrollment of nearly 25,000, and its 300-acre campus is near Chicago's
business district. Its eight-site library system holds over 1.9 million
volumes, 1.5 million microforms and 21,000 current serial titles. The staff
is looking forward to celebrating the 2 million volume mark later this year.
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