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Title:Historical and Current Implications of Cataloguing Quality for Next-Generation Catalogues
Author(s):Schultz-Jones, Barbara; Snow, Karen; Miksa, Shawne; HasenYager, Richard L., Jr.
Subject(s):Next-Generation Discovery and Access
Library Catalogs
Abstract:Discussions of quality in library cataloguing have been found in library science literature for the past forty years. However, a fresh look at quality cataloguing is needed with the rise in popularity of next-generation catalogues (NGCs). The ability of NGCs to better utilize library data than traditional catalogues has presented the cataloguing community an opportunity to reassess established notions of “quality” in cataloguing. The concept and philosophy of quality and quality assurances processes may shift as the cataloguing world transitions from Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2) to the nascent Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloguing standard (Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA, 2010). Without an understanding of how well current processes affect library record quality, implementing the new RDA standard and NGCs could replicate or even amplify existing deficiencies in library catalogues. A lack of quality bibliographic records could negatively impact the discovery of resources for use by students, educators, and the public, degrading perhaps even further the perception of catalogue relevance.
Issue Date:2012
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Library trends 61 (1) Summer 2012: 49-85
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2012 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-09-19

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