Bibliographic control

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Bibliographic control

  1. 1. Bibliographic Control<br />Definition<br />bibliographic control A broad term encompassing all the activities involved in creating, organizing, managing, and maintaining the file of bibliographic records representing the items held in a library or archivalcollection, or the sources listed in an index or database, to facilitate access to the information contained in them. Bibliographic control includes the standardization of bibliographic description and subject access by means of uniform catalog code, classification systems, name authorities, and preferred headings; the creation and maintenance of catalogs, union lists, and finding aids; and the provision of physical access to the items in the collection<br />[Source: ODILS]<br />
  2. 2. Another Definitions <br />The skill or art of organizing knowledge for retrieval<br />“Bibliographic control comprises the creation, storage, manipulation, and retrieval of bibliographic data. Catalogers produce the tools that are necessary for bibliographic control to function.”<br />Larry Osborne<br />

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