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NCompass Live: Cataloging on a Shoestring: Sources of Free MARC Records

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Are you looking for MARC records for your library’s catalog, but dealing with budget constraints? Did you know that there are places where you can get these records at no cost? Join Emily Nimsakont, …

Are you looking for MARC records for your library’s catalog, but dealing with budget constraints? Did you know that there are places where you can get these records at no cost? Join Emily Nimsakont, the NLC’s Cataloging Librarian, to learn about sources of free MARC records.

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  • 12 million bibliographic records
  • 5 million authority records
  • Biblios is a metadata editor developed by LibLime, the makers of Koha open source ILS, and biblios.net is the web-based version of this resource. Catalogers can contribute records to the Biblios database, and you can also use this utility to search other libraries’ catalogs using the Z39.50 protocol.
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    • 1. Cataloging on a Shoestring:Sources of Free MARC Records
      Emily Dust Nimsakont
      Nebraska Library Commission
      NCompass Live
      September 30, 2009
    • 2. What is MARC?
      MAchineReadable Cataloging
      FIC Kaplow, Robert.
      KAP
      The cat who killed Lilian Jackson Braun : a parody / by Robert
      Kaplow. – Beverly Hills, Calif. : New Millennium Press, 2004, c2003.
      213 p. ; 18 cm.
      In this bawdy parody, Ms. Jackson's headless body has been discovered
      in a men's room of a bar in Lower Manhattan. The police are busy filming
      reality television shows, so it falls to Braun's writer friend James Qafka
      and his Siamese cats, Ying-Tong and Poon-Tang, to solve the ghastly
      mystery.
      1932407391 (pbk.)
      1. Braun, Lilian Jackson--Fiction. 2. Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
      --Fiction. I. Title.
    • 3. What is MARC?
      MAchineReadable Cataloging
      00922nam 2200217Ia 45 0001001300000003000600013005001700019008004100036040001300077020002200090043001200112049000900124100002000133245007700153260006500230300002100295520029900316600003600615651004100651994001200692ocm55654318 OCoLC20050909094919.0040615r20042003cau 000 1 eng d aMPIcMPI a1932407391 (pbk.) an-us-ny aTPBB1 aKaplow, Robert.14aThe cat who killed Lilian Jackson Braun :ba parody /cby Robert Kaplow. aBeverly Hills, Calif. :bNew Millennium Press,c2004, c2003. a213 p. ;c18 cm. aIn this bawdy parody, Ms. Jackson's headless body has been discovered in a men's room of a bar in Lower Manhattan. The police are busy filming reality television shows, so it falls to Braun's writer friend James Qafka and his Siamese cats, Ying-Tong and Poon-Tang, to solve the ghastly mystery.10aBraun, LilianJacksonvFiction. 0aManhattan (New York, N.Y.)vFiction. aC0bTPB
    • 4. Why is MARC format important?
      Allows for exchange of information
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/ksawyer/2075159262/
    • 5. Why download MARC records?
      Saves time and resources
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/damiel/4172589/
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthurlegardo/1817247284/
    • 6. Library of Congress Catalog
      http://catalog.loc.gov
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    • 19. Library of Congress Authorities
      http://authorities.loc.gov
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    • 31. ‡biblios.net
      http://biblios.net
    • 32. Low-Cost MARC Records
      Vendors may include records for books that you order from them
      Consult NLC’s web site for vendor discounts
    • 33. Library of Congress MARC Web Site
      http://www.loc.gov/marc
    • 34. Links
      http://delicious.com/NLC_Reference/ncompasslive
    • 35. Questions?
      Emily Dust Nimsakont
      Cataloging Librarian
      Nebraska Library Commission
      emily.dust.nimsakont@nebraska.gov
      800-307-2665

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