National Library of Cuba Collection Registered in WorldCat
Through a unique partnership between the BNCJM, the University of Florida and OCLC, 133,000 Cuban titles have been registered in WorldCat. More than 97,000 of these are unique records in WorldCat, and valuable additions to the worldwide library community.
OCLC provided expertise in data cleansing and loaded the data in WorldCat for tens of thousands of BNCJM records. Additionally, the University of Florida converted thousands of cards to Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) records, provided BNCJM with copies of all the records loaded to date, and is providing ongoing support to BNCJM for loading future catalog records into WorldCat.
The BNCJM collection appears in WorldCat as part of the University of Florida Libraries collection distinguished by the holding designation “University of Florida BNCJM.” Interlibrary loan is not available for these items, but the digital surrogates will become available for public access through Celebrating Cuba! Collaborative Digital Collections of Cuban Patrimony, a set of initiatives to create broad and deep open access to digital collections that celebrate Cuban patrimony, including the unique holdings of the BNCJM.
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