|OCLC PURL Server||
|Q: Are there special
cataloging instructions we are to follow for inputting PURLs into bib.
A: Yes. Input an 856 with 2 $u's, with the PURL
in the first subfield $u and the URL in the 2nd subfield $u
|Q: If OCLC has a record
for both the paper and the online versions, and we use the "single record
approach," should we substitute the PURL in both records?
A: Sounds good.
In the situation outlined above, both records
point to the same resource. But sometimes, the same URL is used to point
to different resources. Where should one draw the
May I use the CONSER PURL server for non-CONSER OCLC records?|
|Q: What version
of the PURL server software is being used for the pilot?
A: The CONSER PURL software is
running version 2.14.
|Q: What is a re-direct & when should it be
A (Susan Walker): WE THINK YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO CREATE SEPARATE PURLS FOR EACH TITLE.
To create a partial PURL for "http://www.biomedcentral.com/" choose
"create partial" and type the URL in the window under the displayed PURL:
|Q: What do the status codes in the PURL
error reports mean?|
A: The OCLC CONSER
PURL documentation "Getting Started" has a brief description of error
categories. See Chapter 6:
How can I get a list of PURLs created by our institution?|
A: There are several options; here are
|Q: Can we create PURLs
for Canadian documents? The procedure says, "The pilot is limited to
freely-available resources, excluding federal documents."
|Q: What should we do
with candidates for GPO PURLs?
A: (From: "Downing, Thomas A." <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
If your project members discover online resources that seem to be U.S. Government publications we would be happy to hear about them (title/url). Several groups within the Federal depository library community are engaged with discovering works that are suitable for inclusion within the Federal Depository Library Electronic Collection. We appreciate being advised of such resources and provide cataloging for them.
...Sending information to Theodore Defosse at his email address email@example.com would be fine. We would appreciate it if people would first check OCLC before sending any information. Such a check could eliminate the need to send the information because, in some instances, records may already have been created by GPO.
If checking OCLC is not feasible people could still email Theodore with
title and URL. We will then see what we might do to bring the resource
Library of Congress