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About Cataloguing

About Cataloguing



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    • Lecture 1: Introduction and definition of key concepts
      • Definition: catalogue, library catalogue, Cataloguing, cataloguer
      • Purpose (Need) for cataloguing :S.R Ranganthan, Charles Ammi Cutter(1876)
    • What is a catalogue?
      • a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically
      • a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things
      • 1: make a catalog of
      • 2: make a catalogue, compile a catalogue of something ( http://dict.die.net/catalogue/)
    • What is a library catalogue?
      • A library catalogue lists documents forming total holdings of a library. A library is an organized collection of documents (both print and non-print )
      • A library catalogue is a logically arranged inventory and key to the books (documents) and their contents and it is confined to the books in a particular library.
    • Cataloguing definition
      • By definition cataloguing is the process of examining a book, pamphlet, periodical, audio book, videotape, CD-ROM product, software package, or remote access computer file and analyzing its subject content for the purposes of assigning an appropriate classification number and subject headings.
    • Cataloguing definition Cont’d
      • 2.The process of creating a record for an information source that may contain descriptive information and/or index terms.
        • Cataloguing is a practical aspect. It deals with the making of a record of all publications available in the library .
    • A Cataloguer
      • The person who prepares a catalogue is a cataloguer. He examines each document so as to record it and also interpret it to meet the different approaches of the potential users of a catalogue. The process of preparing a catalogue constitutes cataloguing.
      • A cataloguer must posses a thorough grasp of the rules of the catalogue code used.
    • Need of a library catalogue
      • For retrieval
      • For inventory
    • Purpose of a library catalogue
      • Primary function is to record books and other materials in a library to ease the retrieval by staff and users in the best way possible.
      • According to S.R Ranganathan, the sole function of a library catalogue is to disclose to the readers and staff, all the holdings of the library on their topic of interest.
    • Objectives of catalogue
      • According to Cutter(1876), the objectives are:
      • “ To enable a person to find a book of which
          • The author or
          • The title or
          • The subject is known
      • To show what the library has
          • By given uthor
          • On a given subject
          • In a given kind of literature
      • To assist in the choice of a book
          • As to its edition (bibliographically)
          • As to its character (literally or topical).”
    • Research on today’s lecture
    • Revision Questions
      • Write brief notes on the following:
        • Catalogue
        • Library catalogue
        • Cataloguing
        • Cataloguer
      • Explain the significance of a library catalogue in your library.