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OCLC Creates National Level Category for Enhance Program

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OCLC Creates National Level Category for Enhance Program

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OCLC, in conjunction with the Library of Congress (LC), has developed the National Level category of its Enhance Program. LC catalogers with this new authorization can edit LC records, OCLC member-input records, tapeloaded records, and records from the many national libraries. Almost the entire bibliographic record, except for certain system-supplied data, such as OCLC number, date used, etc., is subject to correction.

"Since the Library of Congress and OCLC have been doing more and more cooperative work, LC asked us to expand the Enhance capability so that they can change and upgrade their own records," said Liz Bishoff, vice president, OCLC member services. "The National Level Enhance mode enables designated librarians to lock and replace most OLUC records including, for the first time, records from national libraries, thereby improving the quality of the database for all users."

"LC's use of the National Level category of OCLC's Enhance Program is one more step in our continuing attempt to employ the best mix of technology and other resources available to us for efficiency in cataloging," said Sarah E. Thomas, director for cataloging, collection services, LC. "We are now doing some of our copy cataloging directly in OCLC. …

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