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When no matching record for material being cataloged is found in either Minerva or a remote Z39.50 database, the cataloger needs to create a new bib record. While there are several options available for creating a new record, the easiest choice is to go to Remote and find a record that is similar to or a close copy of the item to be cataloged. This technique is called copy cataloging. Perhaps the existing record is for a different edition, material type, etc. Such a record may be used as a base for a new record. You may make all the changes that you need to this record. When you save the new bib record the original remote record will not be altered.
Assume you have just received the new title by Laura Childs, Dragonwell Dead. There is no record for this title in Minerva or the remote Z39.50 databases. Select a good Z39.50 record for Blood Orange Brewing by this author and follow these basic steps.
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