The new audio-enabled book format (also referred to as Vox books or Wonderbooks) will now be fully cataloged and available for holds. (Note: for Vox books, only the newer books with micro-USB charging ports will be cataloged. The older Vox books will remain on GENERIC records.)
The following policy changes were approved by the ILS Committee on April 1, 2020:
- Levels of Cataloging Policy: added the phrase All non-local audio-enabled books with micro-USB port under the Sound Recordings section. (This means that all audio-enabled books with micro-USB ports will receive full OCLC MARC cataloging.)
- Sound Recordings Searching and Matching Policy: Under “Description (format, length): Formats include:” add audio-enabled book with micro-USB port. (This means that audio-enabled books are match points in the Description field.)
- Sound Recordings BSE (Bibliographic Short Entry) Policy: Under “Title, including sub-titles” add Audio-enabled: include (audio-enabled book) in the title. (This means that BSEs for audio-enabled books should have (audio-enabled book) at the end of the title.)
Moving forward, library staff can now create BSE records for any Vox or Wonderbooks that have micro-USB ports. The Linking Manual will be updated as soon as possible.