Union Catalog


Similar to WorldCat (but not evil), the concept of a zines union catalog is a shared catalog that indicates who has what and to provide a resource for copy cataloging and interlibrary loan, but each library would still have its own local catalog.

Why is OCLC described as evil?

QZAP looking to revamp catalog. Explored

Dublin Core
Zine Core (can we call it xZINECOREx?)
Title
Title(s), including volume/issue(s)
Creator
Creator(s)
Subject
Subject(s), Genre(s)
Description
Content description, notes
Publisher
Publisher
Contributor
Contributor(s)
Date
Date (of publication)
Type

Format
Physical description
Identifier
Union ID
Source

Language
Language(s)
Relation
See also(s)
Coverage
Place of publication
Rights
Freedoms and restrictions
Libraries holding record will be recorded elsewhere, not metadata.
Individual libraries will continue to catalog records as they see fit, as serials, monographs, or glittery unicorns.
Separate field for serials vs. monographs?
GPL for union catalog so it never becomes evil.
Should be open web.
Explore extended Dublin core at a later time.


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whiteboard photo after the Union Catalog discussion