Developing recommendations for consortial cataloging of electronic resources: Lessons learned

Chew Chiat Naun, Susan M. Braxton

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In 2003, the Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization (ILCSO) consortium convened a task force to recommend a set of consortial standards for cataloging electronic resources in its new Voyager integrated library management system (ILMS). The CatER group faced the task of producing proposals that would embrace coherently a variety of local practices, and do so within a distributed system architecture. In the course of its work, CatER considered the interplay of many factors, including historical practice, user expectations, MARC standards, system functionality, conflicting cataloging philosophies, and the impact of new technologies. This paper summarizes some instructive aspects of the group's deliberations and elaborates upon the main themes that emerged.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-325
Number of pages19
JournalLibrary Collections, Acquisition and Technical Services
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005


  • electronic resources
  • e-journals
  • cataloging
  • consortia
  • MARC
  • Consortia
  • E-journals
  • Cataloging
  • Electronic resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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