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  • 1) My approach is always going to be subject specialist, public services. Slide from L of C presentation
  • Taken from pg 12-13 of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORDS (highlights mine) _______________________________________- The study assumes that the data included in bibliographic records produced for national bibliographies and library catalogues are used by a wide range of users : readers, students, researchers, library staff, publishers, distribution agents, retailers, information brokers, administrators of intellectual property rights, etc . The study takes into account the wide variety of applications, both within and outside a library setting, in which the data in bibliographic records are used: collections development, acquisitions, cataloguing, the production of finding aids and bibliographies, inventory management, preservation, circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, and information retrieval. Within the context of such applications users may make use of bibliographic records for a variety of purposes, for example: to determine what information resources exist, perhaps on a particular subject or by a particular person, within a given “universe” (e.g., within the totality of available information resources, within the published output of a particular country, within the holdings of a particular library or group of libraries, etc.); to verify the existence and/or availability of a particular document for purposes of acquiring, borrowing or lending; to identify a source or sources from which a document can be obtained and the terms under which it is available; to determine whether a record already exists for an item being added to a collection or whether a new record needs to be created; to track an item as it moves through a process such as binding or conservation treatment; to determine whether an item can be circulated or sent out on interlibrary loan; to select a document or group of documents that will serve the information needs of the user; or to determine the physical requirements for use of an item as they relate either to the abilities of the user or to special requirements for playback equipment, computing capabilities, etc. For the purposes of this study the functional requirements for bibliographic records are defined in relation to the following generic tasks that are performed by users when searching and making use of national bibliographies and library catalogues: ▪ using the data to find materials that correspond to the user’s stated search criteria (e.g., in the context of a search for all documents on a given subject, or a search for a recording issued under a particular title); ▪ using the data retrieved to identify an entity (e.g., to confirm that the document described in a record corresponds to the document sought by the user, or to distinguish between two texts or recordings that have the same title); ▪ using the data to select an entity that is appropriate to the user’s needs (e.g., to select a text in a language the user understands, or to choose a version of a computer program that is compatible with the hardware and operating system available to the user); ▪ using the data in order to acquire or obtain access to the entity described (e.g., to place a purchase order for a publication, to submit a request for the loan of a copy of a book in a library’s collection, or to access online an electronic document stored on a remote computer). 8 Slide from L of C presentation
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  • That decimal is a killer,, and a major thing to really really be sure shelvers are trained in. Slide from L of C presentation
  • Web 2.0 applications. Our users now expect this functionality based on their other online experiences. Develop ways to categorize or identify creators of added data so other users can make informed decisions on the value/relevancy of the data, without violating privacy concerns. Links to reviews, book jackets, data sets, etc. NLM is already doing lots of research in the area of computationally derived data Test the FRBR model in the Web environment Slide from L of C presentation
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Collections and Organization/Classification Collections and Organization/Classification Presentation Transcript

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    • What Classification Does
    • Common Classification Systems
    • Classification and Web 2.0
    • Sanderson article, pg104 gives a standard list for use of bibliographic system
    • More modern from IFLA the function of bibliographic records:
      • Find
      • Identify
      • Select
      • Obtain
    • Bibliographic Control
      • Just having some sense of what there is and where it is. Labeled boxes can qualify
    • Cataloging Rules
      • What is a *work*, chapter, whole book, article, whole journal
      • which information from a bibliographic item is included in the entry;
      • how this information is presented on a catalog card or in a cataloging record;
      • how the entries should be sorted in the catalog.
    • Descriptive Cataloging
      • Description of *work* or *item* as a physical piece (size, pp, author, title, etc.
    • Subject Cataloging
      • Description of content; Subject Headings, Call numbers.
    • Specific to holdings of a defined group/organization
      • Library, consortium, etc
    • Catalogs to the whole – whole journals, whole books
    • Not specific to institution or group – defines what in the world wants to identify
    • Indexes parts; chapters, articles.
    • Uses LC Subject Headings
    • Literature is *with* critical analysis.
    • Uses Letters to create Large Subject Areas.. R=Medicine
    • LC has 21 broad areas so for larger libraries.
    • Uses Sears Subject Headings
    • Separates Fiction
    • Uses Numbers to create large Subect Areas
    • Dewey has 10 broad areas so for smaller libraries
  • "A Quick Reference to Dining Etiquette" by Shelia M. Long as an example.
    • - article as to what is wrong with MARC
    • Design for the future
      • Integrate user-contributed data, while maintaining the integrity of the library-created data
      • Provide links to appropriate external data
      • More research into use of computationally derived data
      • Clarify and further explore the use of the FRBR model in the Web environment
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  • INFOMINE, as mentioned, provides a great number of access points,  BROWSE (What's New, Title, Table of Contents, Subject -- LCSH, Subject - LCC, Search -- Research Discipline, Key Word, Megatopics - Keyword in context, Title, Author, hyperlinked indexing) and SEARCH (Title, Subject -- LCSH, Key Word, Author, Description, Full-text), and LIMIT search (Resource Type, Resource Origin and Access) modes. Searching in fielded and full-text mode allows the user to quickly find high quality resources on the chosen subject(s). Nested , boolean searching capabilities are featured as is exact searching. Search results come back in the form of dynamically created Web pages. Results within these can be ranked by relevance to the search or alphabetically by title. Displays available include title only, regular display, long display and full display.   Many of the displays feature indexing terms that are viewable and in hyperlink form and, when clicked upon, allow further broadening or narrowing of the search as desired.