Has cataloguing become too simple? : why it matters for cataloguers, catalogues and clients

Staincliffe, Paul Has cataloguing become too simple? : why it matters for cataloguers, catalogues and clients. New Zealand libraries, 2004, vol. 49, n. 10. [Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Modern catalogues have become far removed from their original ideals, and cataloguing standards have declined. Nineteenth-century arguments about whether cataloguing is an art or a science have been overtaken by concerns about a “dumbing-down” of quality to meet the perceived needs of modern library customers, and by debate about the direction of resources towards digitisation in the clamour for access. Despite rumours of the impending demise of MARC, the format remains standard and is expected to prevail into the foreseeable future. This article has been adapted from a paper delivered at the LIANZA Conference in Napier, N.Z. in September 2003.

Item type: Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords: Catalogs; catalogues; simplicity; users; digitisation
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Paul Staincliffe
Date deposited: 18 Oct 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/8242

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