Copy Cataloging is the process of building upon
original cataloging. It involves matching an established bibligraphic record, examples are the OCLC WorldCat Catalog or Library of Congress Catalog which hold millions of catalog MARC records, with an exact duplicate item described to be added into a collection.
The use of copy cataloging facilitates resource and bibliographic sharing. Without copy cataloging libraries, organizations, and individuals would be doing original record creation, at much greater expense and heavier use of available staff time.
Below is the MARC display for Jeffrey Lubang's Antin-anting cataloging record.
|090||##||$aGR 600$bL83 2006|
|100||1#||$aLubang, Jeffrey Alfaro|
|245||10||$aAnting-anting sa Kabite /$cJeffrey Alfaro Lubang.|
|260||##||$aCavite City :$bCavite Historical Society,$c2006.|
|300||##||$axiii, 80 p. :$bill.|
|500||##||$a"Proyekto ng Cavite Studies Center, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, Cavite."|
|694||#0||$aCavite$xSocial life and customs.|
|651||#0||$aPhilippines$xSocial life and customs.|
|852||##||$aUP$bDCFA$hGR 600$iL83 2006$pFA011993$rRoom-Use Only$xFA-4668f|
|852||##||$aUP$bDMLF$hGR 600$iL83 2006$rNon-Circulation$xFI-90743|
|852||##||$aUP$bDMLF$hGR 600$iL83 2006$p00165882$rRegular Circulation$xFI-90744|
|852||##||$aUP$bDMLF$hGR 600$iL83 2006$pDMLF 1503$rRegular Circulation$xFI-90745|
|852||##||$aUP$bDCAL$hGR 600 $iL83 2006$p00117921$rRoom Use Only [In Filipiniana Section]$xCAL-6906f|
Libraries having this item may be able to save much time in cataloging by using a record that another library has already created. This is called copy cataloging. Copy cataloging does not necessarily mean that a library must take every record as it was originally created, however.
If a library was copying this into their cataloging database, the cataloger might want to edit this record and input some additional information. For the average library user, more information might be of use. It should be possible to determine the publisher or distributor, and a summary of the contents might be helpful.
Extra information should be added if the cataloger feels it would be of benefit to the patrons who will be using the library catalog.
|Full record details of the book Anting-anting sa Kabite by Jeffrey Lubang|