Relevance of a Classified Catalogue in the FRBR Perspective and a Proposed Model of it with Description as per the ISBD and a Faceted Class Number as Key Attribute

Varghese, M. Relevance of a Classified Catalogue in the FRBR Perspective and a Proposed Model of it with Description as per the ISBD and a Faceted Class Number as Key Attribute., 2007 [Preprint]


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The paper highlights the importance of cataloguing as the basic prerequisite for all information retrieval processes, and therefore its relevance as a core in LIS curriculum. The developments in ICT have brought in sea changes in the universe of information resources as well as in customer requirements. This changed situation has caused only a redefinition of the functions and format of the catalogue and not made it redundant. Formulation of FRBR as a conceptual model for bibliographical databases is a landmark in this context. The FRBR in fact is a manifestation of the theoretical frame that Ranganathan had proposed for the universe of documents. The recent attempts to incorporate Classification Numbers to enable browsing resources in the web and the approach of FRBR aiming at retrieval of the different manifestations and expressions of a work during a search, necessitate a coextensive Class Number as a key attribute for every work as an access point. Such an approach would necessitate training students of librarianship on the modus operandi of a Classified Catalogue. The paper gives an entity relationship diagram for a bibliographical database and a model of a Classified Catalogue with description as per the ISBD and access points derived on the basis of the rules of the Classified Catalogue Code of Ranganathan.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Classified Catalogue; FRBR; Faceted Classification
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Sanjo Jose
Date deposited: 26 May 2007
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 20:01


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