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Die Ausgewanderten : vier lange Erza╠łhlungen / W.G. Sebald. (OCLC #899212280)

First original cataloging of the new year – fortunately, it was an easy one, as there was good copy from a previous edition to derive from, though there were differences (publisher, publication year) that justified a new record in OCLC.

Happy New Year!

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The public papers of governor Martha Layne Collins, 1983-1987 / Elizabeth Duffy Fraas, editor. (OCLC #884916739)

If you are cataloging a digitized copy of a print book, you can use the OCLC macro OCLC!GenerateERecord while viewing a print record to create a workform with the same information, edited somewhat to indicate that it is an ebook. You’ll still have to do some editing, but it is a good start!

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Hyperbolic conservation laws and related analysis with applications : Edinburgh, September 2011 / Gui-Qiang G. Chen, Helge Holden, Kenneth H. Karlsen, editors. (OCLC #847125824)

The tables are turning; I have often had to upgrade a skimpy ebook record using the print description, but for this one I did the opposite. OCLC had a robust and popular ebook record, but the only print record is a skimpy Level 3 with only a few holdings.

It was nice to have a record to derive from, though it was in some ways incomplete. I still had to assign a call number (ebook records don’t always include them) and check for features are are not always evident from the ebook edition, such as bibliographical references and index.