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CATALOGUING AND CLASSIFICATION IN BRITISH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES A SURVEY OF PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

CATALOGUING AND CLASSIFICATION IN BRITISH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES A SURVEY OF PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES A survey was made by questionnaire of cataloguing and classification in fiftyone university libraries. The returned questionnaires revealed many, differences in the classification systems, cataloguing codes, and filing rules used, as well as in the kind and amount of detail in a catalogue entry. There were wide variations in the estimates by libraries of the annual output of a hypothetical average cataloguer. There was little uniformity in the statistical data collected by libraries of the work of their cataloguing departments. Little use was made of existing centralized cataloguing services and reasons for this are suggested. More study of user's catalogue needs is necessary. The problems of standardization must be resolved if mechanized techniques are to be fully exploited. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Documentation Emerald Publishing

CATALOGUING AND CLASSIFICATION IN BRITISH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES A SURVEY OF PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

Journal of Documentation , Volume 23 (3): 23 – Mar 1, 1967

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0022-0418
DOI
10.1108/eb026433
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Abstract

A survey was made by questionnaire of cataloguing and classification in fiftyone university libraries. The returned questionnaires revealed many, differences in the classification systems, cataloguing codes, and filing rules used, as well as in the kind and amount of detail in a catalogue entry. There were wide variations in the estimates by libraries of the annual output of a hypothetical average cataloguer. There was little uniformity in the statistical data collected by libraries of the work of their cataloguing departments. Little use was made of existing centralized cataloguing services and reasons for this are suggested. More study of user's catalogue needs is necessary. The problems of standardization must be resolved if mechanized techniques are to be fully exploited.

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Journal of DocumentationEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1967

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