End of the line? A case study of a cataloging department achieving BIBCO status

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Abstract

The Cataloging and Metadata Services Department of the Pennsylvania State University Libraries successfully achieved full participation in the Library of Congress' Monographic Bibliographic Record Cooperative Program of the PCC (BIBCO) in 2010. Reaching this goal means that the catalogers at Penn State are now fully engaged in all of the cooperative cataloging initiatives overseen by the PCC, as well as participating in cooperative quality control efforts for three formats within the OCLC Enhance Program. This article describes the journey toward achieving both BIBCO status and full participation in all cooperative programs and the importance for doing so. It also serves as a means to invite other institutions to take the next steps on their journey toward full participation in cooperative cataloging, or to join us in these important efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-322
Number of pages12
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

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  • Library and Information Sciences

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