In continuing our efforts to make SELCO cataloging service more timely, efficient and incremental to our member libraries, we are pleased to announce limited free cataloging for small public libraries and all school media centers using the Horizon system. Starting January 1st, 2019, SELCO will catalog up to 20 items a month as a part of your automation fees.
For the schools that currently have contract cataloging this service replaces it, and expands to those schools not currently using contract cataloging. For mediums and large public libraries a plan to pilot and evaluate the feasibility for this service is being developed.
In order to save time for all and space in your delivery tubs, we’re transitioning to an online submission for your items. You’ll find the form here. You’ll get an email back from us when your items have been cataloged, or if we need you to send the item in for original cataloging.
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).
Please contact the SELCO Help Desk with any questions.