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Re: LC Web Page cataloging (fwd)

> From:           Guenter Kroll <G.Kroll _at__ StUB.uni-frankfurt.de>
> To:             Internet in Bibliotheken <INETBIB _at__ ub.uni-dortmund.de>
> Subject:        LC Web Page cataloging (fwd)
> Date sent:      Mon, 31 Jul 1995 09:18:23 +0200 (CST)
> Send reply to:  Internet in Bibliotheken <INETBIB _at__ ub.uni-dortmund.de>

> Als Information, wie 'weit' man mal wieder in Amerika ist, ein Beitrag 
> aus einer anderen Liste; in der Library of Congress wird offensichtlich 
> schon das Internet katalogisiert!
> A question was raised recently about someone who complained that there home
> web pages were rejected for cataloging by LC, while others were accepted.
> -----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> For those interested in following this thread.  DHD
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Susan Morris" <smor _at__ loc.gov>
> Date: Thu, 27 Jul 95 14:58:34 EDT
> To: web4lib _at__ library.berkeley.edu
> Subject: Response to Bill Tazewell on LC Web Page cataloging
> Bill Tazewell states that he was told that LC was assigning Library of
> Congress Catalog Numbers to "Thomas Publications Pages" on the
> Internet, before he requested cataloging of his personal Web page,
> the Virtual Library at the Buzzard's Nest. The big distinction is between a
> Web page maintained by an institution to provide access to its own
> collections, and an individual's page. LC is cataloging pages for its own
> collections first, and also developing policy to handle other
> institutions' pages.  At present we do not foresee a time when we will be
> able to expend expensive cataloging resources on personal home
> pages.
> Col. Tazewll continues: "The Library of Congress will have to do
> something to organize and catalog the information and material on the
> Internet." We're in complete agreement. In fact, the Library is very
> active in organizing and cataloging the Internet.  It sponsors
> research, including a major seminar last fall on Cataloging of Digital
> Documents, and contributes to the OCLC project on Building a Catalog
> of Internet-Accessible Resources. Within the Cataloging Directorate there
> is an entire team devoted to cataloging computer files from external
> sources.  In addition, the materials which are digitized within LC for the
> National Digital Library Program, which will amount to five million items
> within five years, receive very detailed cataloging. For all these
> materials, a great deal of effort is required for cataloging: we provide
> access through subject headings and authors as well as describing the item
> or document and its electronic location. That's more than enough to keep
> our computer file catalogers very, very busy.  We don't cover every home
> page, any more than we provide full bibliographic cataloging for every
> paper publication, but we do strive to fill a leadership role in cataloging
> of the Internet.
> Thanks again for the chance to speak up.
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> *  Susan Morris                                       *
> *  Assistant to the Director for Cataloging           *
> *  Collections Services, LM 642                       *
> *  Library of Congress, COLL/CAT  (4300)              *
> *  Washington, DC  20540-4300                         *
> *  Voice - 202-707-5333,  FAX - 202-707-6269          *
> *  smor _at__ loc.gov                                       *
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A n m e r k u n g :

Ueber Telnet greifen wir in Dortmund auf die bisher konvertierten oder 
unmittelbar edv-gestuetzt bearbeiteten Katalogisate der LC seit einem 
Jahr zu. Auch im US-amerikanischen OCLC-Verbund (ca. 30 Mio 
Eintragungen) konnten wir bis Ende 94 ueber den niederlaendischen PICA-
Verbund (Nederlands Centraale Catalogus) kostenlos und ohne 
Zugriffbeschraenkungen recherchieren. Dieser Trittbrettfahrerei hat 
ab 1.1.95 PICA ein Ende gemacht. Wir sind sehr an (auch 
entgeltlichen) Zugangsmoeglichkeiten interessiert, konnten aber noch 
nichts ueber die Konditionen erfahren. 

Klaus Doehmer

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