Cataloging & Processing

Brodart's librarians are completely committed to book-in-hand cataloging. Our comprehensive, accurate MARC records give libraries the control to categorize, shelve, and track as they choose — and enable patrons to easily find the materials they want. No other vendor can match our level of accuracy and detail.

Let Brodart become an extension of your staff. We'll ensure your records adhere as closely as you want to your existing standards. That leaves you to do as much — or as little — customization as you choose.

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What Are Your Goals?

  • Get books on the shelves faster and more easily
  • Improve discoverability: connect patrons with the titles they want
  • Eliminate backlog
  • Free up time for your librarians to assist patrons

Benefits for Your Library:

  • Choose your preferred level of customization
  • Receive shelf-ready materials
  • Shelve with confidence, knowing your records will properly reflect each title
  • Increase circulation
  • You decide where to shelve materials (depending on service level)
    Minimize time from receipt to circulation

Cataloging Service Levels

  • Starter Simple customization options for MARC record, item record, and local call number
  • Flex Expanded customization, addressing local practices and bibliographic descriptions
  • Compleat The most robust cataloging and customization service available on the market

Starter

Brodart's Starter service for English and Spanish-language material provides simple customization options for tailoring the MARC record, item record, and local call number to your library's requirements.

  • Full-level MARC records when available
  • MARC record modification
  • Item records can be mapped to the tag and subfields required by your ILS
  • Local call number formatted as required
  • Spine label produced with your defined call number
  • Update library holdings to OCLC
  • Records delivered via email or FTP

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Flex

Flex for English and Spanish-language material combines the benefits of book-in-hand cataloging and processing with the simplicity and speed of an automated process. Our proprietary processes allow us to address your local practices and customize bibliographic descriptions of your material. The array of profile choices available through Flex results in less work for your library and accelerates your receipt-to-circulation process.

  • Guaranteed full-level MARC records for every item your library orders
  • MARC record modification
  • Call number customized to match library practices
  • Local call number formatted as required
  • Item records can be mapped to the tag and subfields required by your ILS
  • Spine label produced with your defined call number
  • Update library holdings to OCLC
  • Records delivered via email or FTP

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Compleat

Compleat is the most robust book-in-hand cataloging and customization service available from any library services vendor. It provides each library with circulation-ready, customized MARC records and physical processing fully aligned with local practices and specifications.

Compleat offers the assistance of an experienced installation team — including a project manager, cataloging services librarian, and collection development librarian — to profile your local cataloging, classification, processing, and account requirements. This allows us to completely tailor our work to your needs.

 

  • Dedicated, professional support team
  • Perform book-in-hand analysis to verify and customize cataloging and classification
  • Indicate your preferred source for new MARC records
  • Instruct your Brodart cataloger by sending a collection code with your order
  • Guaranteed full-level MARC record for every item your library receives
  • MARC record and call number modification to meet your local practices
  • Item record and local call number formatted as required
  • Spine label produced with your defined call number
  • Update library holdings to OCLC
  • Records delivered via email or FTP

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BOOK-IN-HAND

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Why Is Book-in-hand Cataloging Essential for Your Patrons? One Word: Access.

The process of creating full-level, accurate records is equal parts art and science. It all comes down to ensuring high-quality data.

When Brodart's cataloging experts pick up a book to create a cataloging record, they address the following questions:

What is the specific subject of this book?
What are applicable subject headings?
What is the appropriate classification?
What chapters or topics outside of the main subject would be of potential interest to someone searching?
What are the important access points to help people find and evaluate this title?

The end results are enhanced discoverability and better access for your patrons.

No other vendor is as committed to true book-in-hand cataloging as Brodart.

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Physical Processing

To complete your service package, combine any of the following processing options with the cataloging service that works best for your library.

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