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NEBASE Hour - Dec. 2008 - Cataloging with CatExpress


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OCLC CatExpress provides copy cataloging with limited editing capabilities at a low, flat-fee subscription price. With CatExpress, your library can search WorldCat, set and delete holdings, enter information in optional data fields, print labels, retrieve MARC records for loading into your local system, and track your library's usage with the Monthly Transaction Reports.

Attend this session to see a live demonstration of this easy to use, web-based interface to OCLC's WorldCat. And hear about the special NEBASE offer of a free trial month of the OCLC CatExpress service to new subscribers.

Presented by Christa Burns as the NEBASE Hour on December 3, 2008.

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NEBASE Hour - Dec. 2008 - Cataloging with CatExpress

  1. 1. Cataloging with CatExpress Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator NEBASE NEBASE Hour Dec. 3, 2008
  2. 2. OCLC CatExpress is... <ul><li>A Web-based, copy-cataloging interface to OCLC’s WorldCat™ </li></ul><ul><li>Aimed at libraries and groups or consortia who catalog 7000 titles or less per year </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription-priced, based on your library’s anticipated activity level </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits of CatExpress <ul><li>Fast, efficient cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Access to OCLC’s WorldCat™ </li></ul><ul><li>Access from any workstation with Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to learn, simple to use (no knowledge of MARC necessary) </li></ul><ul><li>Predictable, affordable pricing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits, continued <ul><li>Empowers your library to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for all types of materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire bibliographic records in MARC format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain holdings in WorldCat™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform limited record editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print spine and pocket labels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Robust Help: field definitions, explanations of available options </li></ul>
  5. 5. How CatExpress Works <ul><li>Log onto OCLC CatExpress </li></ul><ul><li>Search WorldCat™ </li></ul><ul><li>Choose preferred record </li></ul><ul><li>Add local information to record </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC-MARC record available same day or next day </li></ul><ul><li>Transaction reports monthly </li></ul>
  6. 6. What’s Included <ul><li>All CatExpress searching </li></ul><ul><li>Setting holdings (update, not produce) </li></ul><ul><li>Printing spine and pocket labels </li></ul><ul><li>Access and User Support </li></ul><ul><li>MARC Record file for loading into your local system </li></ul>
  7. 7. CatExpress Group Subscription <ul><li>Monthly NEBASE Membership Fee (thru June 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$5.00/month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual Subscription </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008-2009 group subscription cost is $.99 per title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Levels available from 100 titles up to 7000 titles, in 100 title increments. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subscription Year: July 1 – June 30 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join at any time – mid-year subscriptions prorated </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. FREE Trial Month! <ul><li>No-risk way to see if CatExpress is right for you and your library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of hit rate will you receive? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can the records from OCLC be processed by your local system? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do real work with CatExpress, before committing to a subscription </li></ul>
  9. 9. Check it out! <ul><li>CatExpress tutorial: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> catexpress/tutorial/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NEBASE CatExpress web site: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> nebase/catx.html </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Questions??? <ul><li>Christa Burns </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC Member Services Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>NEBASE </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>800-307-2665 </li></ul>