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About Cataloguing

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  1. 1. Lecture 1: Introduction and definition of key concepts <ul><li>Definition: catalogue, library catalogue, Cataloguing, cataloguer </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose (Need) for cataloguing :S.R Ranganthan, Charles Ammi Cutter(1876) </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is a catalogue? <ul><li>a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically </li></ul><ul><li>a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things </li></ul><ul><li>1: make a catalog of </li></ul><ul><li>2: make a catalogue, compile a catalogue of something ( </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a library catalogue? <ul><li>A library catalogue lists documents forming total holdings of a library. A library is an organized collection of documents (both print and non-print ) </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cataloguing definition <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cataloguing definition Cont’d <ul><li>2.The process of creating a record for an information source that may contain descriptive information and/or index terms. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloguing is a practical aspect. It deals with the making of a record of all publications available in the library . </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. A Cataloguer <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>A cataloguer must posses a thorough grasp of the rules of the catalogue code used. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Need of a library catalogue <ul><li>For retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>For inventory </li></ul>
  8. 8. Purpose of a library catalogue <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Objectives of catalogue <ul><li>According to Cutter(1876), the objectives are: </li></ul><ul><li>“ To enable a person to find a book of which </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The author or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The title or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The subject is known </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To show what the library has </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By given uthor </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><ul><li>On a given subject </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In a given kind of literature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To assist in the choice of a book </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As to its edition (bibliographically) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As to its character (literally or topical).” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Research on today’s lecture
  12. 12. Revision Questions <ul><li>Write brief notes on the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloguing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloguer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explain the significance of a library catalogue in your library. </li></ul>