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Building CASS

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  1. Building CASS Gill Hamilton Systems Librarian

  2. Outline • CASS at the NLS • CASS metadata & processing • Connecting to CASS • The CASS service • Issues

  3. CASS at the NLS • Coordinated by CASS working group • Run by Inter library services • 1 FT CASS assistant, plus others • Current depositors / partners: • Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama • St Andrews University • University of Edinburgh • Paisley University • Glasgow Caledonian • University of Aberdeen • Stirling University

  4. CASS at the NLS • Materials straight on shelves • 4649 linear metres in use, 1 km left • Metadata loaded within 48 hours • 31,000 items processed • Non processed materials available • 486 requests received • Glasgow Caledonian highest requestor > 200 • Approx 40 not satisfied • Requests processed within 2-4 hours

  5. CASS metadata • Requirements & minimum input standards • Data stripping • Tools used • Data conversion • Differing data depth, differing search returns

  6. Metadata requirements • MARC21 exchange format preferred • or • Tablulated data • Minimum input standard • Serials • 245 $a • Monographs • 245 $a • 260 $b $c • 1xx if relevant

  7. Metadata preprocessing • Convert MARC exchange to MARC display using MARCEdit • http://oregonstate.edu/~reeset/marcedit/html/ • Add and delete fields as appropriate • Using MARCEdit VB scripts • Convert to MARC exchange • Load onto server • Load into CASS catalogue, creating holdings

  8. Connecting to CASS • z39.50 connection • Domain name: z3950.nls.uk • Port: 17190 • Database name: voyager • http://cass.nls.uk/z3950.htm • Voyager-to-Voyager connection • OPAC address library.nls.uk • Port 17100 • http://cass.nls.uk/Voy2Voy.htm • OPAC • http://cass.nls.uk

  9. The service • Find item in catalogue • Make request (via local ILS) • Request received immediately at NLS • Item located on shelf • Scanned if section of journal • Delivered via Arial • Posted if physical item • Returned to shelf • Demo

  10. Issues • Record quality • NLS and its associated bib services ? • Finding list of titles • inconsistent subject searching • Not all records have extent of run • De-duplication • Bib records and physical items • CASS and other union catalogues • COPAC, SUNCAT CASS & St Andrews ? • CASS and distributed catalogues • CAIRNS, CASS & St Andrews ?

  11. Thank you CASS servicehttp://cass.nls.uk Gill Hamiltong.hamilton@nls.uk MARCEdithttp://oregonstate.edu/~reeset/marcedit/html/