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5 million more LoC records for OverCat

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Jun 19, 5:34pm Top

We've recently imported 5,148,400 new records from the Library of Congress into OverCat, bringing OverCat's total to nearly 78 million records!

This is OverCat's first major Library of Congress update since it debuted in 2010.

Read about it on the blog: http://blog.librarything.com/main/2018/06/loc-5-million/

Notice anything new? Tell us what you think!

Jun 20, 9:40am Top

Neat. Let's keep the ingests coming.

Jun 20, 10:08am Top


Jun 20, 12:29pm Top

I appreciate both the additional titles but as importantly that each is a MARC record. I'm not familiar with all the details, but the broader point I support is that OverCat isn't merely adding new titles, but titles with a robust and consistent dataset.

Jun 20, 12:43pm Top

>4 elenchus: Bingo! That's one of the foundational principles of OverCat—not just sheer numbers, but quality of records, too.

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