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The MEDCAT list exchanges ideas related to medical cataloging provided by or for libraries and information centers in the health sciences. It provides an opportunity for technical services professionals and support staff, as well as anyone interested in the bibliographic and authority control of medical and health science resources, to participate in discussions about the standards, procedures, and developments that dictate policy.

MEDCAT is sponsored by the Health Science OCLC Users Group (HSOCLCUG) and is operated by its membership. The list posts continuing education opportunities, job vacancies, and meetings sponsored by related organizations in the field. Although not its primary purpose, the list announces HSOCLCUG meetings and updates to the HSOCLCUG Home page:

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Karleen Darr
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HSOCLCUG President 2002/2003
Judith Dzierba
Library of Rush University
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
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MEDCAT was begun as an official HSOCLCUG e -list after the HSOCLCUG Annual Meeting, 1999 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Committee Members (1999/2001)

Joseph Blackburn
Library of the Health Sciences, Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center

Cindy Fedders
Becker Medical Library , Washington University School of Medicine

Mary Hawks
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library

Mary Holt
Tulane University Health Sciences Center. Rudolph Matas Library

Created 8 June 2000, Revised 7 September 2001, Revised 25 June 2002.
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