OCLC invites you to join us for a free, live webinar entitled:
Cataloging Defensively: ‘When to Input a New Record’ in the Age of DDR.

Description: OCLC’s “When to Input a New Record”http://www.oclc.org/us/en/bibformats/en/input/default.shtm#CHDBCBBA, a chapter contained in Bibliographic Formats and Standards, provides a common basis for decision-making in the creation of WorldCat records by member libraries. With the full implementation of OCLC’s new version of automated Duplicate Detection and Resolution (DDR) in early 2010, it is now more important than ever to know when to create a bibliographic record that clearly distinguishes itself from similar ones that describe different manifestations. During the webinar, you will also learn about safeguarding unique bibliographic records to prevent them from merging via DDR.

Presenter: Jay Weitz, MLS, Senior Consulting Database Specialist at OCLC. Jay serves as OCLC Liaison to the Music OCLC Users Group, OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers, Music Library Association, ALA’s Map and Geography Round Table, and PCC Standards Committee. He is also a member of IFLA’s Cataloguing Committee and Vice-Chair of IFLA’s Permanent UNIMARC Committee.

Dates and times: The webinar is being offered two times. Please register for one session:

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 10:00 – 11:00 AM EDThttps://www3.oclc.org/app/request/bin/request.asp?specialCode=NewRec28Oct10
Monday, November 1, 2010, 2:30 – 3:30 PM EDThttps://www3.oclc.org/app/request/bin/request.asp?specialCode=NewRec1Nov10

Please note the times are U.S. Eastern Time and adjust for your own time zone. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the OCLC website in November.

After you register, we will send instructions via email, to access the webinar.