Final Program -- Updated July 10, 2002, Created, October 15, 2001
Health Science OCLC Users Group Logo   Extending the Cooperative
A full day seminar on
New Technicalities in Technical Services

Sponsored by the
Health Sciences OCLC Users Group

October 28, 2001 (Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
New Orleans, LA
Melrose Room of The Hilton Riverside
(MLA Triple-Chapter Conference Hotel)

Start of Message:Proceedings Issue, December 2001 (no. 94)

MLA Triple Chapter Meeting:
HSOCLCUG is appreciative of the support of the MLA Chapters involved in the Triple-Chapter Meeting.
Discussion and Sharing

Presentations from NLM and OCLC Representatives

NLM Technical Services Update

Alice Jacobs has graciously accepted the HSOCLCUG invitation to attend and provide an update of the technical service side of the National Library of Medicine. Judith Dzierba (Library of Rush University, Chicago,IL ) will facilitate the discussion.

Jazzin' it up at NLM Redux: Presentation to the Health Sciences OCLC Users Group Meeting, (Proceedings posted to website)
Alice E. Jacobs, National Library of Medicine New Orleans, La. - October 28, 2001

OCLC Update

Alane Wilson from the Metadata Services Division of OCLC will be attending the HSOCLCUG meeting as our guest. Alane will be joined by Betsy Friesen, (Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota) an experienced CORC user and pathfinder "expert", who will facilitate this discussion.

This session will offer a general update to all the “JAZZ” at OCLC. The OCLC migration timeline and migration features, especially in relation to CORC and CATme will be explained. The CORC system enhancements and the relationship to the new OCLC interface in development will be central to the discussion. Information on health sciences issues, including MeSH and other thesauri issues will be included. CORC pathfinders will be extensively covered.

Helping Libraries Help People: Presentation to the Health Sciences OCLC Users Group Meeting, (Proceedings posted to website)
Alane Wilson (OCLC), [Betsy Friesen, Facilitator]; New Orleans, La. - October 28, 2001

A pathfinder in support of this program is available in the OCLC Connexion Pathfinder Database:

Dynamic Pathfinder PURL:

Meeting facilitators:

Judith Dzierba (NLM Liaison):

Betsy Friesen (CORC Liaison):

Panel Discussion

Handling Electronic Resources Available from Aggregators

The panel includes Oliver Pesch from EBSCO Publishing, Gary Ross of The Gale Group (INFOTRAC and GALE), and Todd Fegan of Proquest Information and Learning. as well as Barbara L. Nicholls from Amigos speaking on OCLC’s Collection Sets. Bruce Abbott (John P. Isché Library, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) will facilitate this panel discussion.

Various solutions to the problem of managing information available through full-text database aggregators will be discussed. The focus of the panel's discussion will be solutions that the vendors are providing for bibliographic description of resources available from aggregated full text database vendors. Vendors will describe their participation in technical and other solutions to the "appropriate copy" issue. They will discuss whether they provide MARC bibliographic and holdings information, whether they participate in industry wide initiatives such as OpenURL, DOI, etc., and whether they make their resources available via SFX, CrossRef, etc. They will also discuss any proprietary solutions they provide.

The goal is for attendees to come away with an understanding of the issues. Examples of issues include:

  1. The inclusion of MeSH Headings and NLM Classification in shared records.
  2. The provision of 856 links in the MARC holdings records as well as the MARC bibliographic records.
  3. Means of dealing with the frequency with which content is added and removed from a collection set.
  4. The "Universal Holdings" concept.

Handling Electronic Resources Available from Aggregators: Presentation to the Health Sciences OCLC Users Group Meeting Panel Discussion New Orleans, La. - October 28, 2001

Session Facilitator -- Bruce Abbott:

Panel Discussion

The Technical and Management Changes in ILL

There will be an ILLiad demonstration by Ron Glass of OCLC, which will focus on the DOCLINE and EFTS features that are of extreme importance to medical libraries. Susan P. Lieberthal of Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Dena Plaisted of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, experienced ILLiad users, will contribute to this discussion. Susan Dorsey (Rudolph Matas Medical Library, Tulane University Health Sciences Center) will moderate this session.

The Technical and Management Changes in ILL: Presentation to the Health Sciences OCLC Users Group Meeting Tony Melvyn, Susan P. Lieberthal, and Dena Plaisted New Orleans, La. - October 28, 2001

Session Facilitator, Susan Dorsey:

The HSOCLCUG Business Meeting - 5:00- 6:00 p.m.

Business Meeting

Important business will be discussed including the "New Resolution" concerning medical subject headings and OCLC.



Minutes, Executive Board MeetingNew Orleans, La. - October 27, 2001

HSOCLCUG Business Meeting Minutes New Orleans, La. - October 28, 2001

The HSOCLCUG Executive Board Meeting will be held prior to the Sunday business meeting. Meet for lunch at the entrance to the Hilton Riverside at 11:30am on OCTOBER 27, 2001 (Saturday). This is to be a working lunch to plan for the HSOCLCUG business meeting. We would be delighted to have all interested HSOCLCUG members join us for this informal meeting and lunch social (Dutch Treat).
Please RSVP
or inquire for additional information.

Everyone is welcome!

Agenda items and new business may be submitted in advance.

Contact Mary Holt:

Proceedings of "Extending the Cooperative" and the HSOCLCUG Executive Board Meeting and Business Meeting are published online as part of HSOCLCUG's official publication, Start of Message and are available via the HSOCLCUG website.

Discussion of the issues above is encouraged prior to the meeting via the MEDCAT list.
If you prefer, you can send your questions to the designated meeting facilitators, as mentioned above.

Information on the MEDCAT list
MEDCAT homepage

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:

To subscribe MEDCAT, send your request to:

In the body of the message, type: subscribe medcat [Your name]


Program and Local Arrangements Committee 2000/2001

Mary Holt, HSOCLCUG President
(Local Arrangements & Conference Programming, Chair)
Tulane Medical Library
New Orleans, LA
Bruce Abbott
John P. Isché Library
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
Judith Dzierba
Library of Rush University
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Susan Dorsey
Rudolph Matas Medical Library
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
Cindy Fedders
Becker Medical Library
Washington University School of Medicine
Betsy Friesen
Bio-Medical Library
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Mary Hawks
University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences Library


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