Manuscript Cataloging in the National Library of Iran: Trends and Methods

Nazi, Ayoub and Ghasempour, Sakineh Manuscript Cataloging in the National Library of Iran: Trends and Methods. Book Quarterly, 2011, vol. 22, n. 3, pp. 104-114. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Cataloging manuscripts can be divided into three types: 1. Traditional, 2. Median, and 3. Modern. This study reviews the 22 volume catalog of the National Library of Iran according to the specifications of these three methods. There have been different trends and methods for manuscript cataloging in Iran. The research data were collected from a sample of 150 catalog. Catalog of the National Library of Iran: for the first 12 volumes the median method, for the 13th and 14th volumes a moderate method (between median and modern) and for the 15th to 22nd volumes, the modern method was applied. The 22-volume manuscript catalog was examined based on the checklist and the Kruskal-Wallis test proved a significant difference between catalogers’ styles of reflecting the different manuscript cataloging elements. Median and modern methods of cataloging are applied in the 22 volumes of the manuscript checklist items. By applying a comparative study between the three methods, it was proved that the latter catalogs have a more consistent and clearer pattern and they are more relevant and balanced in representing codicological and bibliographical information. The catalogs prepared by the modern method have the greatest conformity with the checklist items.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Manuscript cataloging, National Library of Iran, Cataloging methods
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
Depositing user: Somayeh Hashemi
Date deposited: 26 Feb 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:21


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