Recommendations: NUC Bibliographic Records
Why have recommendations for cataloguing-
When creating and editing records for the National Union Catalogue (NUC) using the Te Puna cataloguing client and Webcat a good level of cataloguing helps users search and find information and assists the deduplication process when new bibliographic records are batchloaded to the NUC.
OSMOSIS requirements The guide for OSMOSIS requirements includes Fields for Searching and Matching, Mandatory Crosscheck fields, and Recommended Crosscheck fields
Levels of cataloguing on the NUC-
Cataloguers are encouraged to create catalogue records in the National Union Catalogue that meet catalogue standards for the:
- Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules.2nd ed. 2002 rev., 2005 update (AACR2r), and the
- MARC21 Format for Bibiliographic Data
Full level catalogue records meet requirements of the second level of description in AACR2 (AACR2 rule 1.0D2)
Minimum level catalogue records meet requirements of the first level of description in AACR2 (AACR2 rule 1.0D1)
Abbreviated level cataloguing does not meet the requirements of the first level of description in AACR2 and can be encoded as such with a MARC21 encoding level.
A Quick Guide is available for the Te Puna cataloguing client and describes summary requirements for AACR2 1.0D first level of description. A Quick Guide is also available for Webcat describing an abbreviated level of cataloguing. MARC21 tags are provided in the guides.
Creating full level bibliographic records: Te Puna cataloguing client
Cataloguers are expected to create full level bibliographic records that meet AACR2r 1.0D2 second level of description (encoded # blank) when using the Te Puna cataloguing client. Examples of full level records are available on the Library of Congress website.
The Quick Guide for Minimum Level Bibliographic Records meets AACR 1.0D1 First Level of description and can be used as a basis for all MARC21 encoding level except #. The guide is suitable for all format types.
On the Te Puna cataloguing client it is possible to create bibliographic records using the full range of encoding level as described in the MARC21 standard.
Creating abbreviated level bibliographic records: Webcat
Cataloguers create abbreviated bibliographic records (encoding level 3) when using Te Puna Webcat.
The Quick Guide for Abbreviated Bibliographic Records is based on AACR2r 1.0D1 description at a very basic level. It is suitable for all format types and encoded as MARC21 encoding level 3 for Abbreviated Records.
The Quick Guide for Abbreviated Bibliographic Records maybe used for Te Puna cataloguing client when library workflows require it.
The guide for OSMOSIS requirements includes Fields for Searching and Matching, Mandatory Crosscheck fields, and Recommended Crosscheck fields