EDITORIAL By Ruth Carter
Bibliographic Management: A New Approach Using the
Manifestations Concept and the Bradford OPAC. By F. H.
Ayes, L. P. S. Nielsen, and M. J. Ridley
ABSTRACT. The Bradford OPAC is an experimental prototype OPAC, with a graphical user interface, based on the manifestation concept. It was designed to study some of the problems in catalogues where there are many versions of the same work or complex multi-part works. In place of the main entry based approach of one complete record for each item, the OPAC groups together into sets items that are manifestations of the same work. Users are presented with shorter lists of different intellectual works. Items in a set can be sorted, seached and displayed according to user supplied criteria.
An Analysis of Eight RLIN-Members'Authority-Controlled
Access Points for Purposes of Speeding Copy Cataloging Work Flow.
By Evan Pappas
ABSTRACT. The authority-controlled headings in a random sample of cataloging records from eight RLIN-member libraries were examined to determine the extent to which they either matched the forms as established in RLIN's on-line authority files or, in cases where no headings existed in the files, had been formulated according to AACR2R principles and LC guidelines. The primary purpose of the study was to add libraries to a list of preferred kept by the Monograph Cataloging Section of the New York Public Library and used to speed its copy cataloging work flow. The way that the Section uses this list was described.
Cataloging Napoleonic Miniatures. By Walter R.
ABSTRACT. Chapter 1, "General Rules for Description", and Chapter 10, "Three Dimensional Artifacts and Realia" of AACR2R are clarified or modified for descriptive cataloging of Napoleonic miniatures. Rule 1.4G3 is disregarded because Rule 1.4F9 is modified. Rule 10.5C2 and Rule 10.0H1 are disregarded because of the nature of Napoleonic miniatures. The article promotes the use and modification of AACR2R, LCSH, and other bibliographic methods for cataloging and classifying museum items, three-dimensional artefacts, and realia in order to make them accessible.
CIP in China: The Development and Status Quo. By
ABSTRACT. This paper provides a brief overview of the development and current status of the Cataloging-in-Publication (CIP) project in China. The China CIP project is a new one implemented in 1993. In the paper, the development of CIP in the world is described, followed by when and how it was introduced into China. The paper tells the significances of CIP in detail. The implementation of the CIP project and differences of CIP work in China from that in the United States are also reflected here. Finally, the contribution discusses the problems in implementing the project and suggests ways to solve them. The project combines the publishing house, library, and distributor into the document information system. CIP is not only a kind of cataloging, but also a bond among them. It is believed that the CIP project in China has a bright future.
Statistical System for Subject Designation (SSSD) for
Libraries in Croatia. By Mira Mikacic
ABSTRACT. This article describes a syntactical system for subject designation for libraries in Croatia. It is based on the construction of subject headings in agreement with the theory of the sentence nature of subject headings. This discussion is preceded by a brief summary of theories underlying basic principles and fundamental rules of the alphabetical subject catalogue as presented in current works and invented systems.
Elizabeth N. Steinhagen, News Editor