Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
About: Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Cataloging & Resource Description and Access. It has an ISSN identifier of 0163-9374. Over the lifetime, 1513 publication(s) have been published receiving 11369 citation(s).
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TL;DR: A theoretical basis for identifying and classifying the kinds of subjects a picture may have is suggested, using previously developed principles of cataloging and classification, and concepts taken from the philosophy of art, from meaning in language, and from visual perception are suggested.
Abstract: This paper suggests a theoretical basis for identifying and classifying the kinds of subjects a picture may have, using previously developed principles of cataloging and classification, and concepts taken from the philosophy of art, from meaning in language, and from visual perception. The purpose of developing this theoretical basis is to provide the reader with a means for evaluating, adapting, and applying presently existing indexing languages, or for devising new languages for pictorial materials; this paper does not attempt to invent or prescribe a particular indexing language.
TL;DR: Results of the study indicate a pressing need for the building of a common data model that is interoperable across digital repositories.
Abstract: This study presents the current state of research and practice on metadata quality through focus on the functional perspective on metadata quality, measurement, and evaluation criteria coupled with mechanisms for improving metadata quality. Quality metadata reflect the degree to which the metadata in question perform the core bibliographic functions of discovery, use, provenance, currency, authentication, and administration. The functional perspective is closely tied to the criteria and measurements used for assessing metadata quality. Accuracy, completeness, and consistency are the most common criteria used in measuring metadata quality in the literature. Guidelines embedded within a Web form or template perform a valuable function in improving the quality of the metadata. Results of the study indicate a pressing need for the building of a common data model that is interoperable across digital repositories.
TL;DR: The shortcomings and limitations of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are examined, focusing on problems of subject term specificity, inconsistent identification and selection of concepts as subject headings, retention of outmodedHeadings, inadequate cross-reference structure, and low level of indexing exhaustivity.
Abstract: The shortcomings and limitations of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are examined, focusing on problems of subject term specificity, inconsistent identification and selection of concepts as subject headings, retention of outmoded headings, inadequate cross-reference structure, and low level of indexing exhaustivity. These problems are attributable to both Cutter's Rules for a Dictionary Catalog (the theoretical model upon which LCSH are based), and the unsystematic manner in which LC has applied Cutter's Rules in constructing entries for its subject catalog. Methods of improving subject access in libraries, for both on-line and printed catalog environments, are discussed.
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Abstract: Data has become a major focus in the field of information library science (ILS), motivated, to a large degree, by national data sharing policies, open access, and the knowledge that underlies the d
TL;DR: The IFLA FRBR study was begun in 1992 in a context of much questioning about how bibliographic records and catalogs would work in changing technology, questions that continue to be relevant even now as technology continues to evolve and reveal new possibilities.
Abstract: Pat Riva is chair of the FRBR Review Group and a member of the IFLA Cataloguing Section Standing Committee. She is also coordonatrice, section des monographies, direction du traitement documentaire de la collection patrimoniale at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec in Montreal, Québec, Canada. She can be reached by email at patricia.riva
banq.qc.ca T he Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) study  was published by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) in 1998, the final report of a study group reporting to the Cataloguing Section. Much more has been written on the origins and context for the study . The IFLA FRBR study was begun in 1992 in a context of much questioning about how bibliographic records and catalogs would work in changing technology, questions that continue to be relevant even now as technology continues to evolve and reveal new possibilities. The concept of defining functional requirements is user-focused at its center; knowledge of the uses (and users) of the information system to be designed provides a basis for making informed decisions on design options. In daily work this reasoning is often implicit; the FRBR study sought to make these considerations explicit. When applied to bibliographic records, this functional requirements concept emphasizes the importance of understanding the function of the data elements being recorded and how these elements each contribute to meeting user needs. Once the fundamental question \" Why? \" has been answered, there is a sound and principled basis for making recommendations on what should be implemented and how. Users of bibliographic systems include both the end-users of information retrieval systems and the information workers who assist end-users and maintain the databases. The needs of both groups were considered by the FRBR study group as they worked to understand how resource discovery systems are used. Uses which may seem infinitely varied on the surface do have common elements. The IFLA Study Group on the functional requirements for bibliographic records (1998) concluded that, in their most general form, there are four basic user tasks: I to find entities that correspond to the user's stated search criteria (i.e., to locate either a single entity or a set of entities in a file or database as the result of a search using an attribute or relationship of the entity); I to identify an entity (i.e., to confirm that the entity described corresponds to the entity sought or to …
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