Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Volume 29, Number 3 2000

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EDITORIAL  By Ruth Carter

Describing Jazz, Blues, and Popular 78 rpm Sound Recordings: Suggestions and Guidelines. By Suzanne Mudge and D.J. Hoek.
ABSTRACT .  Since 78 rpm sound recordings of jazz, blues, and popular music are today a specialized medium, they receive limited attention in cataloging rules and guides.  The cataloging of 78 rpm discs at Indiana University's Archives of Traditional Music is based on established standards; nevertheless, certain local decisions are necessary when general rules are not clear.  The Archives' decisions related to the description of their 78 rpm collections are explained and presented with examples in MARC format, and issues of access related to the choice of main entry are also covered.

Cataloging Internet Resources: Why, What, How . By Vinh-The Lam (University of Saskatchewan)  
ABSTRACT . Internet resources have brought great excitement but also grave concerns to the library world, especially to the cataloging community.  In spite of the various problematic aspects presented by Internet resources (poorly organized, lack of stability, variable quality), catalogers have decided that they are worth cataloging, in particular those meeting library selection criteria .  This paper tries to trace the decade-long history of the library community's efforts in providing an effective way to catalog Internet resources.  Basically, its objective is to answer the following questions: Why catalog ?  What  to catalog; and, How to catalog.  Some issues of cataloging electronic journals and developments of the Dublin Core Metadata system are also discussed.

Keywords:  Internet  -  Internet Resources  -  Cataloging Internet Resources  -  Organizing Internet Resources  -  Electronic Journals  -  E-Journals  -  Dublin Core PCC Core Records versus PCC Full Records:

Diff erences in Access? By Rita L. H. Czeck , Elizabeth Icenhower , Charlene Kellsey  
ABSTRACT.  Using a set of bibliographic records from the OCLC database, records meeting PCC core standard are compared with those meeting PCC full standard.  Significant statistical differences are derived for occurrence of specific name and subject access points in core and full records.   Implications for OPAC access may inform libraries' policies regarding incorporation of core records in copy cataloging procedures.

AN ADVISER FOR CATALOGUING CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF CoPAS. By Sharon Manel De Silva , Awang Ngah Zainab (MLIS Programme, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). E-mail:  or 
ABSTRACT. This article describes the design and development of an expert adviser to catalogue published conference proceedings. The Conference Proceeding Adviser System (CoPAS) was designed to educate novice cataloguers in creating bibliographic records for published conference proceedings as well as to improve conventional instruction in the cataloguing of conference proceedings. The development tool was Asymetrix ToolBook II. The knowledge base of the expert system was in the domain of cataloguing published conference proceedings and consists of public and private knowledge. Public / published knowledge are the relevant AACR2R rules that were identified based on the nine types of published conference proceedings. Private knowledge or heuristics was elicited from three human expert cataloguers through a multiple-observation approach. The elicited personal knowledge was then modelled into a mental map of their thought processes on how to provide a bibliographic description for published conference proceedings. Based on the mental mapping of the experts, the expert adviser system was designed and developed.

Keywords: Expert systems, Knowledge base, Knowledge acquisition, Heuristics, Mental modelling, Mental mapping, Design, Development, Systems design, Cataloguing, Conference proceedings, Library science. 

CCQ INTERVIEWS                        
Carolynne Myall,

An Interview with Martha M. Yee, Conducted by Allyson Carlyle
In an interview with Allyson Carlyle, Martha M. Yee discusses her career and her contributions to cataloging theory, particularly with regard to the concepts work, edition, and near-equivalent; the concept of edition as applied to film; access to form and genre in Anglo-American catalogs; and proposed revisions of AACR2 rule 0.24, the rule that governs the object of a cataloging record.  Other topics include Yee’s recent work for IFLA to create guidelines for OPAC displays, the influence of her position as a film cataloger on her thought and writings, and changes in cataloging practice that she believes should be made.  Yee also shares a list of her favorite movies.   

Michael Carpenter,

            Materials Received
Examples to Accompany Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books

            Reviewed by Katherine C. Adams

            MARC/AACR2/Authority Control Tagging, by Bobby Ferguson
and Subject Analysis,
by Bobby Ferguson
Reviewed by Brad Eden

            ACOLIT, Volume 1
Reviewed by Eugenie Greig

            Library of Congress Classes JZ and KZ, by Jolande Goldberg
Reviewed by Mary Johns

            Cataloging Hebrew Materials in the Online Environment, by Susan S. Lazinger and Elhanan Adler                        Reviewed by Henry Lefkowitz

            Cataloging of Audiovisual material and Other Special Materials, by Nancy B. Olson
Reviewed by Rebecca Lubas

Elizabeth N. Steinhagen,
Editor, 1994-1999

            Throughout my five years as editor of this column I have attempted to collect and disseminate information on all aspects of cataloging and classification.  I have tried--sometimes successfully--to include news concerning you, your research efforts, and your organization.  Indeed, at times I have managed to gather materials to cover information about cataloging activities beyond our borders.  Now that I am moving on to focus on other activity, I look back on a busy but fascinating time, during which catalogers and cataloging have witnessed enormous changes.  It has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Ruth Carter, CCQ Editor and with all of you who have faithfully submitted reports and news over the years.  Please continue to do so as a new, energetic editor comes on board for this column.  She is eager to hear from you and keep readers informed of what is happening in our field.  This column is not just intended for news items, but serves to document discussions of interest to the cataloging community at this challenging and changing time in our professional lives.   Please continue to send any pertinent materials, notes, minutes, reports to: Sandy Roe, Catalog Librarian, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MSU 19/PO Box 8419, Mankato, MN 56002-8419 (email:  Also, visit our CCQ home page at:

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