Library catalogue code - library management , Other Management

Library catalogue code:

A library catalogue code, one or two of which (for, there are a score of the them), as you may have surely become familiar with to some extent, can be explained as a 'set of rules' for guidance of cataloguers in the preparation of descriptive bibliographical records (i.e., entries in library catalogues, bibliographies and. similar other lists) for books and other graphic materials so as to ensure consistency and uniformity in their treatment. 

The code may additionally have rules for subject cataloguing/indexing and filing of entries as well. Generally, codes comprise rules for description of materials (books, etc.) and choice of headings and their forms needed in making author, title, etc. bibliographical entries including cross references as may be warranted. This is-normally so with codes designed for author-title alphabetical catalogues in which subject entries with appropriate cross references serving as syndetic devices are also filed as in the dictionary catalogue. AACR 2, 1988 rev, the latest of the Anglo-American family of catalogue codes is one such example. 

Subject cataloguing/indexing calls for a different skill and requires additionally the use of separate aids such as a list of subject headings (e.g., Sears List of Subject Headings) or a scheme of classification (e.g., Dewey Decimal Classification, Colon Classification, etc.). Similarly, filing of entries in the catalogue also needs a separate set of rules, as for example, ALA Rules for Filing Catalogue Cards, Library of Congress Filing Rules, etc. Assigning call numbers to documents to facilitate shelving/storing and thus, to ensure physical control of documents, further requires the use of a classification scheme and any author or chronological tables as well (e.g., Cutter Author Marks, Biscoe Time Numbers, etc). 

The comprehensive codes such as Cutter's Rules for a Dictionary Catalogue, Ranganathan's Classified Catalogue Code do not support the total cataloging process. Some classification schemes and any author/chronological table have to be employed as adjuncts. This Unit is about the 'history' and 'development' of 'library catalogue codes' (which have greatly proliferated over the time). 

Posted Date: 11/9/2012 12:07:53 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Library catalogue code - library management , Assignment Help, Ask Question on Library catalogue code - library management , Get Answer, Expert's Help, Library catalogue code - library management Discussions

Write discussion on Library catalogue code - library management
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Dichotomous Data: - Data that  fall  into only  two  categories are called dichotomous data.  - Although these  data ordinarily might be considered nominal level  (e.g. pas

Question 1 Define strategic quality management. Describe the elements of strategic quality management Question 2 Explain the types, advantages and drawbacks of qualitative re

Question 1 Explain the four basic varieties of layouts for manufacturing facilities Question 2 The major decision areas in supply chain management have both strategic and ope

Periodicals and Serials: Primary periodicals constitute one  of the most indispensable categories of publications  in academic  research and special libraries. A substantial p

BINDING PROCESSES The, binding of books is both a craft and an art  although the artistic aspect has receded to the background in modem binding, except for some special catego

1. Carry out the preliminary investigation of the organisation and yourself in relation to it, as follows: a) Give an initial appraisal of the organisation’s aims and preparedness

Copying Equipment -LIBRARY EQUIPMENT -LIBRARY MANAGEMENT Multiple copies of documents, for various purposes, are often needed in a library. Hence it is  necessary to provide s

Public documentation/information centres: Established from public funds, these may not be self- supporting financially. In developing countries, documentation and information

. During the analysis of a process that was evaluated, a situation arose where it was seen that the variability of the data points collected was non-random on several occasions, i.

Categories, Facets and Isolates: A solitary, unattached idea, which cannot be further, subdivided, and by itself it cannot form a subject, is called an isolate. For example, t