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Cataloger's role in catalog construction: a modest proposal

Library software review [Summer 1996]


Abstract: During most of this century, catalogers have constructed catalogs using a generally accepted configuration of data as exemplified by the unit card. This configuration was later codified as the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD). Still in using a catalog generally transferable from one card catalog to another. With the creation of online public access catalogs (OPACs), catalog construction passed from the hands of catalogers to systems designers. Commonality of search techniques, and consistent display of bibliographic data, vanished. Catalogers should resume their historic role in catalog construction and restore a minimum display of core bibliographic data to library catalogs.

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Publication Year:1996
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library software review
Publication Info:Volume 15 Number 02
Issue:Summer 1996
Place of Publication:Thousand Oaks, CA
Subject: Cataloging
Online catalogs
Record Number:1271
Last Update:2024-05-01 01:43:06
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00