January 26, 2012 6:23 AM Subscribe
Librarianfilter: (How) Can I automate comparing the Fiction Core Collection with our catalog?
posted by naturalog to Technology (4 answers total)
I've recently gotten a job at the public library that includes a certain amount of busywork. My currently-assigned task is going through the latest supplement to the Fiction Core Collection (a list of books a committee has determined all libraries should have), searching for each book in our catalog, and marking down whether we have it. I feel like there must be some way to automate this task, but have no idea where to start. My supervisor is not terribly technologically literate, so I doubt asking her would be helpful. (Plus, then she'd know that I'm trying to find ways to get around busywork.)
If it's relevant, our catalog uses iBistro, but we're also (obviously) integrated with OCLC/WorldCat.