Objectives of subject cataloguing, Humanities

Objectives of Subject Cataloguing 

All forms of subject catalogues have a two-fold objective: first to enable an enquirer to identify documents on a given subject and second, to make known the presence of material on allied or related subjects.  Shera and Egan (1956) summarise the objectives of subject cataloguing as follows: 

  1. To provide access by subject to all relevant material; 
  2. To provide subject access to materials  through all suitable principles of subject organisation such as matter and applications; 
  3. To bring together references to  materials, which treat  substantially the same subject regardless of differences among groups of subject specialists, and/or from the changing nature of the concepts with the discipline itself, 
  4. To show such affiliations among subject  fields, which may depend upon use or application of knowledge; 
  5. To provide entry through  any vocabulary common to a considerable group of users, specialists or laymen; 
  6. To provide formal description of the subject content of any bibliographic unit in the most precise, or specific terms possible: whether the description is in the form of a class, number or symbol; and 
  7. To provide means to the users to make a selection from among all terms in any particular category, according to any chosen set of criteria  such as, most thorough, most recent, etc.  
Posted Date: 10/26/2012 1:49:08 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Objectives of subject cataloguing, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Objectives of subject cataloguing, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Objectives of subject cataloguing Discussions

Write discussion on Objectives of subject cataloguing
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Standard Vocabulary   As SLSH is not backed by any library collection, so updating and revision of subject headings cannot keep pace with changing  current terminology and grow

What are the two main elements which are included to understand informed consent?  Informed Consent is understood as including two main elements:   i. Knowledge [Subjects sh

Typed Cyclostyled Form   Revised version of bound register form came into existence due to the typewriter and cyclostyling machine. The entries are typed. Multiple copies (up t

EVALUATION OF READY REFERENCE SOURCES There is a tremendous increase in the importance and use of the ready reference sources due to availability of variety of information.

I am working on a proposal of getting rid of the ELI (English Language Institute) / CAPP Program here at American Samoa Community College. is there''s any strong points of why we s

United Nations- United Nations (UN), international organization recognized immediately after II-World War. This replaced the League of Nations. In the year 1945, while the United N

Make no mistake: the bene?ts would be enormous if the usa (or anyone else, for that matter) were to succeed in its declared ambition of achieving the inter-nal paci?cation of the w

Subject Dictionaries They include words, expressions, phrases, and technical terms of a particular subject:  Some of these are technical and so they do not find place in g

Machine-readable Record Format   MARC  is an acronym  for Machine-readable Catalogue or cataloguing. This general description is misleading, implying that MARC is a kind of cat

I I want a persuasive writing about agents culling the kangaroos in Australia