Automatic access level cataloging for Internet resources at Columbia University Libraries

Harcourt, Kathryn; Wacker, Melanie; Wolley, Iris

The explosive growth of remote access electronic resources (e-resources) has added to the workload of libraries' cataloging departments. In response to this challenge, librarians developed various ways of providing access to electronic collections, but few dealt with the processing of free remote access e-resources, such as electronic books, Web sites, and databases. This paper will consider the various approaches taken by cataloging agencies to process Internet resources in all formats. It will then go on to describe Columbia University Libraries' approach to cataloging free Internet resources using a combination of selector input data, an automated form able to convert the information into MARC records, access level records, and cataloging expertise.



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January 23, 2015