So wouldn't it make sense to store this information outside of the
catalog? As long as you have something to key off of, you can use the
catalog for the MARC information and "Happy User-friendly Format" for
the front-end view.
Then some sort of OCLC service for brokering "Happy User-friendly
Format" records could appear.
I guess I'm not sure that trying to MARC non-ugly is a particularly
useful exercise when we could just as easily create something else that
isn't ugly that is referenced by MARC.
Roy Tennant wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2005, at 10:57 AM, Hickey,Thom wrote:
>> It seems to me that your version -would- be possible to generate from a
>> MARC record.
> Perhaps, but I would want to see:
> * The title as it was printed on the book, not this lowercase business
> * No "[electronic resource]" title field foolishness
> * No mixing of author/editor and the title as we presently do in the
> 245 field for some reason I still can't figure out
> We have more anachronistic practices in our catalogs than I think we
> fully appreciate.