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Using Te Puna Client: includes Z39-50 to WorldCat

About the Te Puna Cataloguing Client - Two cataloguing services are available for New Zealand cataloguers to use for original and copy cataloguing - Te Puna Cataloguing Client and Te Puna Webcat. Te Puna Cataloguing Client is primarily used for original cataloguing.


Te Puna Cataloguing Client is a client based cataloguing tool most often used for original cataloguing. Cataloguers can

  • create full level bibliographic records
  • add, delete and edit holdings 
  • search via gateways for bibliographic records and import them into the NUC

After a bibliographic record is found or created the record and a holding can be added to the NUC and the bibliographic record saved to your  local catalogue.

Cataloguing standards- When cataloguing using the Te Puna Ctaloguing Client it is recommended to follow highest level standards as recommended on this wki. A quick guide for the cataloguing standards is also available.

Workflow- This workflow illustrate the situation to search, create or reuse a bibliographic record and add a new holdings record using the Te Puna Cataloguing Client.

Source: Adapted from National Library of New Zealand Bibliographic Services Workflows,  presented at OCLC Roadshow, July 2006.

This same process represented as a flow diagram.


How to guarantee correct holdings on WorldCat for your library


Special Requirements for WorldCat

After libraries add or modify holdings in some way on the NUC they are sent onto OCLC so that WorldCat can be updated with the holdings of New Zealand libraries. Sometimes errors occur in the load process of New Zealand holdings records to WorldCat because there are errors in the bibliographic records.  The errors can occur because of:  

·         An  OCLC number found in the bibliographic record is removed from that record. The OCLC number is found in the 035 of a MARC21 record as: 

035  $a(OCoLC)100000035

·         incorrect OCLC number in the bibliographic record. This may occur when one record is used as a basis for another and the original OCLC system number in the 035 field is not removed.

·         inconsistencies in fixed fields, for example describing an item as a book in the 007 when it is a video

·         insufficent and incorrect information in the bibliographic record which may cause a mismatch.

  • typographical errors


Source: Adapted from National Library of New Zealand Bibliographic Services Workflows,  presented at OCLC Roadshow, July 2006.