-Anyone who adds titles or copies to RICAT should be properly trained to do so
-All copy cataloging and original cataloging should be completed accurately
-Avoid creating duplicate title records whenever possible
-If your Add Title record search returns RICAT results that include the words RELAIS ILL in the title, DO NOT add your copies to this record. Results that include RELAIS ILL as part of the title are temporary records for one-time, one-school, one-patron Relais ILL requests only, and will be deleted after the Relais ILL item has been returned to the owning LORI library.
-Original cataloging should only be performed by library staff and never by volunteers, teachers, or students
-The SLMS at each member RILINK library is the local authority for all matters pertaining to cataloging at her or his school
ALWAYS use the Add Title function in the box below.
Use the following order when searching for a matching record to add your copies. Use the drop-down list to choose:
Our goal is ONLY ONE bibliographic record to represent each title (though we realize we are far from meeting it), with all of the copies for various libraries listed under one title record. Choose matching titles in the following order:
Do you have general* RICAT cataloging questions? Please submit them in the box comments below, and we will include or adapt them for a future FAQ section on RICAT cataloging.
Some examples of general questions are:
*If you have specific cataloging issues or glitches that require more than general assistance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, contact information, school name, and complete details about the nature of your issue.