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    Cataloging eBooks for eReaders

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Description:
    What is the best approach for cataloging a Nook e-reader and its contents? We have four Nooks that we will be experimenting with. Each one will be loaded with different content.
    The best case would be one item record for each Nook with a full bib record for each title on each Nook. In other words, one item record pointed to by multiple bib records.
    We want full cataloging for each individual title on a particular Nook.

    Resolution:
    Baby Boomer Librarian blog entry by Bill Drew (DrewW@tc3.edu):
    A few weeks ago I sent out queries asking how people were cataloging eBooks for eReaders (in particular the Nook) and got several good suggestions. The following is what we decided to do at TC3. Our goal was to load full OCLC MARC records for each eBook. We needed to have those eBooks to appear checked out within the web opac when the Nook they were on was checked out. We also needed a way to bring all of those records together when searching for “Nook” within the web opac. We accomplished both tasks. It is not difficult to do this if one is familiar cataloging within the ALEPH 500 LMS. Here are the steps we follow including some screen shots.

    Link to the full blog entry:
    http://babyboomerlibrarian.posterous.com/cataloging-ebooks-for-ereaders-in-aleph (a doc version of the page is attached to this entry)


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013