45,000+ enki Library e-books!

Enki-Logo_RGB_Web_Small_Contained-TRANSI’ve just added another 4000 e-books to the Sonoma County Library catalog –available through enki Library, “the first statewide eBook platform created by libraries for libraries.” We started offering this resource early in 2015, but enki has added many new collections and titles since then — now 54 collections strong and growing… I’ve been involved as a consultant in cataloging and quality control since summer 2015. The base records are created by translating the publisher ONIX metadata into MARC. Since even the fairly sophisticated algorithms used to translate the metadata produces somewhat funky records, one of my main contributions has been creating versions of all collections and record sets with ehancements:

  • Making records RDA compliant
  • Authorized headings for authors (mostly limited to well-known authors such as H. G. Wells, Dickens, Austin, etc.)
  • Correct formatting for all personal names
  • Cleaning up records generated with the publisher as author, e.g., Britannica Online
  • Adding biographee subject headings for biographies
  • Correcting e-ISBNs to prevent overlays when importing into a local system
  • Properly formatted series statements for series created by single authors (to the extent practical)
  • Cleanup of HTML formatting in summaries
  • Adding select subject headings for biographies
  • Adding “cover” image links

We still could improve on the visibility and marketing. Enki includes many great titles, including collections of classics and even IRS tax forms (no check-out limit for either). Good stuff!

 

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