founded SLC and was our resident MSLS. Having discovered the Internet, and in particular the mailing list
Mac posted on a variety of topics including,
classification of internet resources,
the classification of automation (QA 76),
requirements of remote cataloguing,
additions to the KF classification
(to which Mark made an
Michael Gorman and Mac have prepared AACR2 rule interpretations (MRIs), which allow the use of AACR2 to prepare Resource Description and Access (RDA) compatible records, with some AACR2 provisions retained.
Mac has prepared cataloguing "cheat sheets"
to assist in training.
Cheat sheets exist for monographs, serials, sound recordings, video recordings, electronic resources, and _authority records.
There are also directions for mapping the elements of the MARC record to an OPAC and its indexes, and a list of form subdivisions to assist
in retrospective changing them to $v from $x.
Mac was asked to speak on practical measures to take to integrate RDA records with AACR legacy records, if RDA is implemented, at an Amigos
forum February 4th, 2011. A script, from the presentation is available in portable document format.
Richard J. Violette, SLC cataloguer, specializes in law, cataloguing for over twenty law firms. He has an M.S.L.S from the Catholic University of America and a B.A in International Affairs from George Washington University. He can be reached by e-mail at
Gary handled our nonbook materials, and operated our Nanaimo branch. He also catalogued directly on such
databases as that of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mark was our resident systems analyst and trouble shooter.
is our director, programmer and database manager and maintains the SLC web site. Please send questions and
suggestions about this web site, prices
and products to Matt at .
SLC has cataloguers working at a distance, submitting their records to Gary for quality control. Increasingly,
distance cataloguers are preparing electronic resource records for publishers and aggregators.
SLC supports the concept of OPAC displays which make maximum use of the MARC records they create and
use a minimum of space for labels. Martha Yee has written an excellent paper on
this topic, available here in portable document format (PDF), 605 Kb.
Michael Gorman has written concerning RDA; his comments
are in accord with the reactions of SLC cataloguers to the RDA draft. SLC is
committed to the ISBD as an international standard for the selection and order
of elements in bibliographic records.
If you have the password you can access our FTP directory.
We use it for the transfer of
We often receive requests for
inter-library loans (ILL),
particularly from Amicus or AGCanada users.