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Lecture presented at PAARL's National Seminar-workshop on the theme "Towards Innovating Technical Services: Viewpoints for Advanced Resources Management" (Manila, The National Library of the …

Lecture presented at PAARL's National Seminar-workshop on the theme "Towards Innovating Technical Services: Viewpoints for Advanced Resources Management" (Manila, The National Library of the Philippines Auditorium, 26-27 August 2009) by Willian San Andres Frias

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  • 1. Collaborative Cataloging
      • joint action of a group makes bibliographic records accessible to group members
      • implies working together for common purpose
      • working for the goals of each member library
      • realization of those goals are attained through the combined efforts of the participants
  • 2. Collaborative Cataloging
    • Online cataloging
      • Computers
      • networks
    • Acceptance of MARC format
      • ANSI Z39.2
    • OCLC
    • RLIN
    • WLN
    • UTLAS
  • 3. Collaborative Cataloging
    • Europe
      • REBUS
      • BIBOS
      • LIBIS-Net
      • Herbis
      • Sirbil
    • Latin America
      • Projects Bibliodata
  • 4. Collaborative Cataloging
    • Consortium Union Catalogs
      • School System
        • Ateneo Libraries Union Catalogs
      • Area or Region
        • PULSE or Philippine University Library Search Engine
      • Private or government projects
        • Philippine e-lib project
    • Subject
      • Library Link
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  • 9. Why Collaborative Cataloging?
    • Cost-effectiveness
    • Availability of a ready model
    • Ready infrastructure
  • 10. What’s New?
    • Social Cataloging
      • makes use of a web site to help people catalog their own books
      • connects people with the same books
      • comes up with suggestions for what to read next
      • primary feature is the automatic cataloging of books by importing data from booksellers and libraries through Z39.50
  • 11. Characteristics of Social Catalogs
    • 2.0 environment, has the social functionalities that allows users to:
      • be interactive
      • tag
      • be notified
      • Run software applications
    • Provides links to related topics
    • Users can own and control data
  • 12. Social Cataloging
    • LibraryThing
    • http://www.librarything.com/
      • A prominent cataloging site
      • Connects people based on books they share
      • information from 80 libraries are available
    • WorldCat
    • http://www.worldcat.org/
      • searches many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby
  • 13. Social Cataloging
    • Biblios.net
    • https://biblios.net/
      • Allows access database available online that supports Z39.50
      • Possesses the social cataloging features like real-time embedded chat, built-in forums, email integration
  • 14. Social Cataloging
    • Livingsocial
    • http://livingsocial.com/
      • social discovery and cataloging network that allows people to review and share their favorite movies, books, games and music
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  • 23. Advantages of Social Cataloging
    • Users
      • Easy to use
      • Responsive to user’s needs
      • Catalog whenever, wherever
      • Freebies
      • Higher retrieval rate
      • Increased love for reading
  • 24. Advantages of Social Cataloging
    • Libraries/Librarians
      • Heightened creativity and ingenuity
      • Discovery of actual user behavior needs
      • Wider scope of service
      • Faster cataloging/higher output
      • Multiplication of resources
      • Higher regards for libraries/librarians
  • 25. Disadvantages of Social Cataloging
    • Lack of vocabulary control
      • adhoc coined words
      • Retrieval role of terms
      • Conveyance of right information
      • Spelling problems
    • Non-inclusion of relationships of terms
    • Bias in assigning tags
    • Diminishing precision in organization
  • 26. Rising Concerns:
    • Will the cataloging functions of the libraries vanish?
    • What will happen to catalogers?
  • 27. Answers:
    • The cataloging functions of the Library will never vanish; it will only be changed to keep track with the current trends happening globally.
    • Catalogers will have to be guardians of the social catalogs as far as organization is concerned; they have to be extra vigilant in maintaining the quality, consistency and organization of today’s catalogs.
  • 28. “ Organizing the universe of knowledge into some systematic order has been considered the most fundamental activity of the human mind. “ - "Cataloguing and Classification: An Introduction" Lois Mai Chan
  • 29. Have a nice day

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