Cataloguing-in-publication, Other Management

Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP):

Centralised cataloguing led to the logical step of publishing bibliographic entries of documents in the publication itself, on the reverse side of the title page. Ranganathan called it 'prenatal cataloguing. This facility enables libraries to use the bibliographical data available on the book for the preparation of their catalogues. The Library of Congress was the pioneer in this enterprise. The British National Bibliography has also been participating in the CIP Programme from January 1977. Such facilities are yet to develop in countries like India. 

Disadvantages Though the card form of library catalogue is universally accepted, it also suffers from some disadvantages. They are:  

a)  The card catalogue occupies large space in libraries. The problem of space is very acute in large libraries located in metropolitan cities. Libraries with a massive collection running into lakhs of documents with an annual addition of 10,000 volumes would need enormous space for its card catalogue. The cost of space is prohibitive in metropolitan cities and this has been a deterrent against continuing with the card catalogue in such libraries. 

b)  The growth and complexity associated with the card catalogue call for greater maintenance cost. 

c)  Due to inherent defects associated with the structure of a card catalogue, it is possible for a single person to monopolize a considerable number of trays at a time, precluding its use simultaneously by other users. 

d)  It is not portable and hence the user has to go to the library for consulting it. This naturally leads to wastage of time, particularly if the library does not possess the documents of his interest.  

 

Posted Date: 11/9/2012 1:13:29 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Cataloguing-in-publication, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Cataloguing-in-publication, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Cataloguing-in-publication Discussions

Write discussion on Cataloguing-in-publication
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Prussian Instructions: The Prussian instructions. Rules for the alphabetical catalogues of the Prussian libraries l translated from the 2nd edition, authorized, 1908; with an

Efficient library management: These-functions are carried out by any reasonably efficient library. The emphasis the definition is on the provision of information as a major fu

Q uality assurance Assurance is the process of gaining stakeholders confidence by providing evidence that the quality-related activities are being performed effectively and th

Planning for negotiations  A complex negotiation requires specific planning to be successful. Without planning, a negotiator cannot possibly have the information required to ef

Binning  The goods on receipt are received by personnel at the project stores, verified and then accepted. The goods are stored properly following store procedures, in bins/sto

Primary Sources: These are materials, which are original in  nature. They  usually take the form of a journal article, a  monograph, a dissertation,  a report or a patent or d

QUESTION (a) Give four reasons why e-mail is considered one of the most powerful of all marketing tactics. (b) Strategic Planning is the first step in the execution of an e-


what is line balancing. what happens if balance doesn''t exist

Question: (a) What are the quality dimensions a consumer looks for in a product? (b) Deming's 14 points plan is a complete philosophy of management. Give an outline of ten