[library-media] Union Catalog

Laurel Harris laurel.harris at jordan.k12.ut.us
Fri Nov 7 10:15:06 MST 2008


I use the model from Follett's "Tag of the Month" for equipment  
(http://www.follettsoftware.com/sub/tag_of_the_month/).  I put  
district asset number and the serial number in the local notes tag  
590.  I also put that information in the copy record.  I like being  
able to search equipment by asset number.  If there is ever a theft  
which has happened here once it was helpful for the police report to  
have all that information in the record.  I have equipment templates  
on MARC Magician and can catalog a piece of equipment in about 10  
minutes (less if I'm not interrupted)

I have a large fine art print collection that is used by many  
departments not just art.  The art prints are separated from pictures  
and charts and are cataloged as such (GMD is art reproduction,  
picture, or chart) with a prefix of FAP for fine art prints and PIC  
for pictures and charts.  The 028 tag has ordering or replacement  
numbers from Shorewood, etc.  if they are damaged or lost.  Again I  
have created a template in MARC Magician that has subject headings  
and measurements in place to speed the cataloging along.

As to pamphlets I do catalog some but I would be very selective in  
why that decision is made.  We have a travel academy that requests  
and receives lots of travel brochures that they want students to  
access.  I have large, laminated envelops for all the countries for  
which I have materials.  The pamphlets are rotated through these  
envelopes as the instructors bring new material.  In the cataloging I  
have in the 245 tag "Publications relating to Dubai" or whatever  
country the material is from.  In some cases I have listed the titles  
of the pamphlets in the 740 tag but because of the fluidity of the  
materials I have kind of let that drop.  In tag 300a put the number  
of pieces in the container.

Laurel Harris,
Library Media Specialist
Jordan High School
95 East Beetdigger Boulevard
Sandy, UT 84070

email: laurel.harris at jordan.k12.ut.us
(801) 256-5553  FAX (801) 256-5556

On Nov 5, 2008, at 11:41 AM, Julie Barlow wrote:

> Our district just started using a union catalog system this year,  
> Destiny by Follett.  Though I love the features and record  
> consistency, I am unclear how to handle miscellaneous items such as  
> equipment, posters, pamphlets etc.  My school is performing the  
> cataloging for all schools. We need to add a record that all  
> schools can use, but provide adequate details.  Any suggestions or  
> ideas would be helpful.
> Thanks,
> Julie Barlow
> Mt. Logan Middle School
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