A catalogue quality audit tool

Chapman, Ann and Massey, Owen A catalogue quality audit tool. Library and Information Research News, 2002, vol. 26, n. 82, pp. 26-37. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The current need for performance measurement and quality targets for services to users requires suitable performance indicators for libraries to use. This paper looks at the self-assessment audit tool for catalogue quality developed by UKOLN in collaboration with Essex libraries. For the tool a checklist of errors was drawn up, which can then be used to assess the quality of records within a catalogue using a sample of library stock. The tool can be used to assess the quality of catalogue records for monographs and non-book materials (but not serials), for complete collections or parts of collections and for records created at different periods. This paper describes the tool and the process of making the assessment and reports on the results of the pilot study carried out at the University of Bath Library in 2000.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: UKOLN, Essex libraries, catalogue records, University of Bath Library
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
Depositing user: Kristina Brown
Date deposited: 14 Mar 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/6037


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