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There’s been information swirling around about how to catalog Kindles in the library. I’m interested to hear what others are doing and thought I’d share our procedure. We have 12 Kindles registered on 2 accounts of 6 each. Since each ebook can be loaded on 6 devices (on the same account) any title we order goes on 6 eReaders. Kindles 1-6 are cataolged as equipment on one MARC record and the titles on those are part of the record (730 tag). Each individual Kindle, 1 through 6, is cataloged as a copy under that MARC record with its barcode. Registration number is included in the copy info.
If a student wants to read "Looking for Alaska" a title search will show it's available in print AND also which Kindles have it loaded. Kindles 7-12 have a different set of eBooks than Kindles 1-6. I'm not loading them up with free downloads unless there's a request. This keeps adding the titles and authors (700 tag) more manageable.
Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to read and use a Kindle. We manage the content (it’s not individualized per say) though we do ask for input about titles to include. Our thinking is that grouping purchased titles in sets of 6 gets maximum bang for the buck.
We began circulating 11/5/10 and all 12 Kindles are out. There’s a wellspring of enthusiasm for the project!
After participating in Will and Kathy’s Webinar on 11/9 I tweaked the cataloging and added a 530 tag to a copy of each print book that is also available on a Kindle in our library. The 530 tag reads: Available on Kindle.
I really like the way patron searches look and work with this addition. I figure the more access points the better.
You can snoop around in the HS catalog for other specifics if you like. Again, I’m interested in learning what others are doing!
Here's my problem. I did basically the same thing, but we have a union catalog in the district and last week my records were overwritten by another library.
Anyone have other suggestions?
In our district we catalog the devices and then add 700 (added author) and 740 (added title) entries for each author/title on each device. This way these authors & titles come up, along with the print copies & any other e-book copies, when a student or teacher does a search in the library catalog.
Our methods are very similar. I have detailed instructions plus a sample to view at my blog http://jhslibrarymedia.blogspot.com/2011/12/cataloging-kindle-in-br... . Because we have chosen to add 186 classics which I listed in the 730 tag I have listed the contemporary titles in 505 tag. This may get out of had and I will move them to 730 but right now it keeps the lists separate.
Good morning and happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Have any of you been asked by a teacher or Tech Director about including links to apps (856 (Location and Access)) in your MARC records for the Nook or Kindle tablets that you have cataloged? If so, and if you have done this, would you mind sharing your experiences? If the extension to download a free magazine for a Kindle (Android) device (does the extension remain .apk as it is for downloading)? How have you found the app's file name and path to enter into an 856 field in a MARC record? Is this even possible?
In the district where a teacher and tech director are asking this, they are using the Destiny Quest mobile app for Destiny Library Manager and have print magazines cataloged and thought it would be neat to link to some free magazine apps from the catalog to launch the app from within the catalog's mobile app. I'd recommend labelling the link that the item is for a specific device. Is this a road worth going down? Is it worth even adding a note to point searchers to Newstand for magazines they can access for free?
Just curious is anyone else has been asked about this.