[CatSIG] Synchronisation of holdings on Te Puna and OCLC WorldCat: a Progress Report
Janess.Stewart at natlib.govt.nz
Fri Oct 5 12:59:01 NZDT 2007
Synchronisation of holdings on Te Puna and OCLC WorldCat: a Progress Report (message also posted on Te Puna-L)
4 Oct 2007
The National Library is pleased to report that over the last week significant progress has been made in reaching the agreed ideal of a daily exchange of data between the National Library and OCLC.
What has happened already?
The National Union Catalogue was loaded to WorldCat in June 2007. As a consequence, New Zealand library holdings are visible either via WorldCat or google searches. While that was an excellent first step, both parties had anticipated that by now there would be complete synchronisation of information in the two databases.
What happened to cause the delay?
Of that first load, OCLC wished to look further at 116,330 unresolved bibliographic records that have delayed the Te Puna gap load to WorldCat (i.e. records and holdings from July 2007 to date). OCLC has worked with these records to improve the match/load process and late last week reported that 107,,600 had been loaded : the remainder will follow shortly.
Once this is done the gap load to WorldCat will take place and from that point on we will be able to exchange data on a daily basis: the target we are both working towards. We acknowledge that this delay may have caused a disruption to preferred workflows in some libraries, so look forward to having the situation resolved.
Those libraries that have reported their records/holdings directly to WorldCat will be pleased to hear that daily loads to Te Puna have been in place since 1 July this year.
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