“Just where’s the damn book?,” or, Rediscovering the art of cataloging

Abel-Kops, Chad P. “Just where’s the damn book?,” or, Rediscovering the art of cataloging., 2008 (Unpublished) [Report]


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Current discussions on the future of cataloging describe a "crisis" that has been going on longer than most realize. However, new challenges posed by the Internet have given increased attention to a more complete transformation of bibliographic control. Contributions by Calhoun and others have shown that much can be gleaned from research in fields beyond library and information science, namely in documenting how people actually react to information and the process they employ in its discovery. While many technical solutions have been offered in these discussions, the author considers the more elusive social and moral dimensions which help explain why what has been described as a "crisis" continues.

Item type: Report
Keywords: Cataloging; Cataloguing; Bibliographic control; User studies; Library and information theory, philosophy, leadership and management
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Chad P. Abel-Kops
Date deposited: 10 Mar 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:10
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11236


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