Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-12-2017

Publication Title

Journal of Collection Management

ISSN

1545-2549

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01462679.2017.1353939

Abstract

Non-Latin scripts pose issues of labor, language fluency, and accuracy for libraries. WorldCat already provides multilingual data on many of the world's non-English monographs. With a macro designed to automatically search WorldCat, it is possible to create lists of materials that faculty and students need for their research, so long as they can provide an ISBN. This is all accomplished with minimal coding knowledge. Compared to manually copying and pasting, this process is nine times faster. The time saved allows librarians to concentrate on complex acquisitions and other aspects of their professional life such as instruction, outreach, research, and service.

Comments

There is a corresponding LibGuide created by the author to guide users through setting up the macro described in the article on their own computer.

(http://libguides.colorado.edu/nonRomanCDMacro)

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