Hi, While not intending to speak for PCC here, let me just point (all of) you to a resource that may help this question. The resource emanates from the group OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers).  It is the excellent “OLAC Catalogers Judgment” column (whose current editor is Jay Weitz of OCLC) from the OLAC Newsletter.  This question has come up often on the OLAC-List, and so Jay has addressed it often in the Newsletters.  If you will go to  < > and click on the Newsletters link, you will find all of OLAC’s newsletters from no. 1.  Go to each of the more recent issues and scroll down the TOC to Jay’s column.  Here is a sampling of this topic from some of these more recent issues:


“Basing Dates for an Electronic Resource on its Print Equivalent” – v. 26, no. 3

“On-Demand Printout of a PDF File” – v. 26, no. 2
“Coding for Printouts” - v. 25, no. 3/4


…and so on back through a few years. Since Jay also speaks for OCLC in these columns, his answers would speak particularly well to your question, I think.  Notice that I am copying Jay here, in case he would like to jump in.                                                                   --Jain

Jain Fletcher
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Department of Special Collections
Young Research Library - UCLA
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I came across an electronic document that I would like to add as a paper copy in our library collection.

I would like to know if we create a new bibliographic record in OCLC for the paper format?



Shaista Wahab,
Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection Librarian
Criss Library
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE. 68182-0237
Phone: (402) 554-2404
Fax: (402) 554-3215
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