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OCLC’s Expart Community Experiemnt


 oclcOCLC is introducing the Expert Community Experiment, which enables cataloging members to make more changes to WorldCat records. During the Experiment, members with full-level cataloging authorizations have the ability to improve and upgrade WorldCat master records. The Experiment begins in February 2009 and lasts six months. 

  • Expanded use of expert community catalogers worldcat2
  • Increased capabilities—changes can be made to full-level cataloging records and to more fields in the master record
  • Improved sharing—more libraries making upgrades to master records
  • Timeliness—record edits are made in real time so there’s no waiting for updates to appear in the database
  • Extended portability—network level cataloging for use in the local catalog
  • Increased flexibility—maintenance of WorldCat records can be shared more equally among OCLC staff and member libraries

For more visit: http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/quality/expert/default.htm

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