Sunday, June 26, 2016

Access Point

Access Point

ACCESS POINT 

A name, term, code, heading, word, phrase etc., a unit of information representing a specific entity that can serve as a search key in information retrieval, under which a library catalog or bibliographic database may be searched and library materials may be identified and retrieved.

Resource Access

Resource Access

RESOURCE ACCESS 

That portion of cataloging in which access points are selected and formulated by a cataloger.


USED FOR
  • Access

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AUTHOR
  • Salman Haider - Librarian Cataloger Author Blogger

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  • Last Updated: 2018-05-25
  • Written: 2016-05-26

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Resource Description

Resource Description

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION

Resource Description is a set of data recording and identifying an entity. It is the process or the product of creating a bibliographic or metadata record (a surrogate) or a brief representation containing essential attributes describing an information resource, based on established standards, such as Resource Description and Access (RDA) or Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). Resource Description is that portion of the descriptive cataloging process in which elements that identify a resource are transcribed into a bibliographic record; also, the portion of the bibliographic record (i.e. descriptive data) that results from this process.


USED FOR
  • Description

REFERENCES
  1. RDA Toolkit. http://access.rdatoolkit.org/ [subscription required] (accessed June 2016). 
  2. Joudrey, Daniel N.; Taylor, Arlene G.; Miller, David P. RDA basics. In Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, 11th Ed.; Library and Information Science Text Series; Libraries Unlimited: Santa Barbara, California, 2015.
  3. Chan, Lois Mai; Salaba, Athena. Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction, 4th Ed.; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.: Lanham, 2016.

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  • Salman Haider - Librarian Cataloger Author Blogger 

ARTICLE HISTORY
  • Last Updated: 2018-05-25
  • Written: 2016-05-26

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Resource

Resource

RESOURCE

A work, expression, manifestation or item. The term includes not only an individual entity but also aggregates and components of such entities (e.g., three sheet maps, a single slide issued as part of a set of twenty, an article in an issue of a scholarly journal). It may refer to a tangible entity (e.g., a book, a DVD, an audiocassette, serials, sound recordings, moving images, cartographic materials, pamphlets, reports, newspapers, music scores, microfilm, microfiche etc. that are owned by a library) or an intangible entity (e.g., a website, blog, computer files, e-resources).

Authority Control

Authority Control

AUTHORITY CONTROL 

Authority Control is a process that organizes bibliographic information in library catalogs by using a single, distinct spelling of a name (heading) or a subject for each topic, called as authority record. Authority Record is a record which gives the authoritative form (the form selected for a heading) of a personal name, corporate name, family name, place name, uniform or preferred title, series title, subject, etc. in the library catalog or the file of bibliographic records, and are listed in an authority file containing headings of library items.

Subject Cataloging

Subject Cataloging

SUBJECT CATALOGING

Subject Cataloging involves subject analysis of the resource and providing corresponding subject headings from a controlled vocabulary or subject heading list, such as Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Medical Subject Headings (MESH) and assignment of classification numbers using schemes such as Library of Congress Classification (LCC) or Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). Subject Heading is defined as the most specific word or group of words that captures the essence of the subject or one of the subjects of a book or other library material which is selected from a subject heading list containing the preferred subject access terms (controlled vocabulary) and assigned as an added entry in the bibliographic record which works as an access point and enables the work to be searched and retrieved by subject from the library catalog database. Classification or Library Classification is the process of arranging, grouping, coding, and organizing books and other library materials on shelves or entries of a catalog, bibliography, and index according to their subject in a systematic, logical, and helpful order by way of assigning them call numbers using a library classification system, so that users can find them as quickly and easily as possible. Use of classification enables library users to browse on shelves to find its materials, determines the place of a book and the shelf, and also collocates additional items on the same or related subjects. Classification also enables the library users to find out what documents the library has on a certain subject. The cataloger assigns a classification, or call number, in correlation with the subject headings.


USED FOR
  • Subject Cataloguing

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ARTICLE AUTHOR
  • Salman Haider - Librarian Cataloger Author Blogger

ARTICLE HISTORY
  • Last Updated: 2018-05-25
  • Written: 2016-05-26

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Descriptive Cataloging

Descriptive Cataloging

DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGING 

Descriptive Cataloging includes recording the attributes of a library item, such as the name of author(s), contributor(s), title, edition, publisher, distributor, date, the number of pages, its size, name of series, etc. Descriptive Cataloging enables the user to find and identify a book, by the name of the author, the title, variant titles, etc. Two popular standards for Descriptive Cataloging are Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR) and its successor Resource Description and Access (RDA).


USED FOR
  • Library Descriptive Cataloging 
  • Descriptive Cataloguing

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ARTICLE AUTHOR 
  • Salman Haider - Librarian Cataloger Blogger

ARTICLE HISTORY
  • Last Updated: 2016-06-25
  • Written: 2016-05-26

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