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Call# conversion project from Dewey to LOC: fall 2020 - Summer 202?
Phase I = Automatic generation of LOC numbers (into a temporary field) through an extensive MARCEdit and OCLC call number build - finished 1/25/21
Phase II = Go through remaining records (that didn't get an automatic assigned LOC call#) and manually create an LOC call#. As the dates become factors of obsolecense the items will become marked as candidates for weeding/de-selection.
Phase III = Adjustments from quality control through virtual shifting
Phase IV = Become an official LOC library through an orchestrated transfer of fields, labels, and shelf placement.
PHASE II OBJECTIVE:
LOC has become the defacto standard in academic libraries, and as Chatham continues to "expand" and our materials become more visible via resource sharing, our presense as a bonafide academic leader will remain intact. These records that didn't get an automatic LOC assignment through the phase I process represent about 1/4 of the total circulating collection, and were bypassed in a recent inclusive call number re-build of the catalog. Aside from very recent records (post-2000) and obscure gems, these assigned records have very little or no acknowledgment of viabilty in the bibliographic universe, and thus are prime candidates for de-selection (weeding).finished 1/18/22
PHASE III OBJECTIVE:
Now that every item has an assigned LC call#, go through the ENTIRE collection and do a quality control of all records, adding the publication year as the suffix of the LC call#.