SELCO is offering limited free cataloging (up to 20 items a month) for schools and small public libraries that use the Horizon database.
When you have material that needs a new bibliographic record, you will need to submit your material to SELCO. Please use the online submission form to submit your items to SELCO. SELCO staff will create and make sure the bib record meets regional and national standards, and send you an email when the records are in Horizon. If SELCO staff need to examine an item more closely, we’ll send you an email requesting that you send that item(s) through delivery, addressed to SELCO CAT. Each physical location will be able to send 20 items per month to be cataloged by SELCO staff.
As always, before you submit those items, make sure that there is not already a bibliographic (bib) record that will work in Horizon. Search Horizon by both ISBN/UPC and title to see if you can find a bib record that will work for your item in hand. A good reference on whether or not you can use a bib for your item can be found here. If you search by title and find a record that will work, please add the ISBN into your record (if you have cataloging permissions in Horizon).
Some schools have shelf-ready materials processed by their book vendor, and receive MARC records with items for loading into their ILS. SELCO will load, edit, and bring these records up to SELCO standards. SELCO will provide initial set-up assistance with the vendor, as well as provide continued support with the vendor and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
If you have questions about this service, please contact the Help Desk.
The online submission for can be found here.
The sample contract and data information that needs to be filled out by you and filed with the vendor can be found here.
Please note that you will need to contact SELCO before you begin purchasing books and getting bib records from your vendor. This is so the bibliographic data can be sent in a way that works well with our system and that they know to send the records to us and not you. We will also need to set aside a barcode range for the vendor to use when processing your material.
Some vendors will offer an analysis of your collection to locate areas that are out of date or in need of more material. SELCO will provide one pull of your record data free of charge per school year. If and when you are interested in this service, please contact the Help Desk and a pull will be done and sent to the vendor of your choice.