I think what you are working on in the Fall is what we would need for
this class. So, unfortunately the timing doesn't work. That said, I will
keep it in mind if she wants to do this in her class again in the
future. Keep up the good work with Evergreen!
Mike Rylander said the following on 5/25/2006 10:11 AM:
> On 5/25/06, Edward Corrado <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I have been asked to set up an Open Source ILS for someone who is
>> teaching a cataloging class this summer. One of the things she was
>> hoping to be able to do with it is have students work with MARC
>> Authority records. I can't find any evidence that any of the currently
>> available  Open ILS systems use MARC Authority records . Does
>> anyone know of one that does? Maybe I'm missing something.
>> Ed C.
>>  A 2002 article in Information Today
>> (http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=9975) mentions
>> that the LearningAccess ILS uses MARC Authority records, but I went to
>> there website and didn't see any evidence that this product was still an
>> Open Source program (and also I didn't see no way to download it). I
>> will probably contact them separately if I can't find another system
>> to use.
>>  It appears that Evergreen will use MARC Authority records, but the
>> wiki says "authority control in marc editor" is still on the to-do
> We (OpenILS/Evergreen) do import authority records, and we use them
> for search augmentation -- see-also and see-from for subject, author
> and series, as well as hints where there are few or no hits for a
> term. By the end of this summer, our MARC editor will use authority
> records to verify the use of controlled terms on specific tags and
> What we don't currently have is a direct user interface for
> manipulating authority records. I expect that this will come sometime
> in the fall of this year.
> Hope that helps!
> Mike Rylander
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