Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Volume 38, no. 1, 2004





EDITORIAL / by Ruth C. Carter


CCQ INTERVIEW /  Carolynne Myall, Interviews Editor


An Interview with Regina Romano Reynolds
by Frieda Rosenberg

Abstract: Regina Romano Reynolds discusses her career in serials librarianship, particularly her roles as head of the National Serials Data Program at the Library of Congress and as a major participant in national and international revision of serials cataloging rules. Topics covered include the ISSN Network, AACR2 revision to accommodate seriality, international harmonization of cataloging rules and standards, the value of library catalogs in the world of information, effective communication, “metaloging,” and changes in cataloging practice that Reynolds would like to see, especially with regard to cataloging taking “a less parochial view.”
Keywords. Reynolds, Regina Romano. US National Serials Data Program. US Library of Congress. International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD). Serials librarianship. Serials cataloging. Standards in librarianship. International librarianship. Electronic resources. Metadata. AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules.




Sandra K. Roe, News Editor


ERC : Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records
Lyn Condron, Cecilia Piccolo Tittemore


Michael Carpenter, Book Reviews Editor

Funzioni e Oggetti della Catalogazione per Autore e Titolo: Un Contriuto All Teoria Della Catalogazione / Ákos Domanovszky ; edizione italiana a cura di Mauro Guerrini ; traduzione di Barbara Patui, Carolo Bianchini e Pino Buizza.
reviewed by Eugenie Grieg

Cataloging Sheet Maps: The Basics / by Paige Andrew.
reviewed by K. Roe Tarbell




The Issue of Word Division in Cataloging Chinese Language Titles
by Jie Huang, Kathleen J. M. Haynes

Abstract: This study addresses how syllable or word division in bibliographic records of Chinese materials affects title keyword searches. Title keyword searches with both syllable division and word division are conducted in OCLC, RLIN, and Peking University Library (PKUL), and results are compared in terms of recall and precision. It is found that with both OCLC and RLIN, the recall and precision percentages vary greatly if the syllables of a keyword in search are aggregated or not. In contrast, for PKUL the recall and precision percentages remain high and the same in both ways. The findings suggest that PKUL has two advantages over OCLC and RLIN that would reduce human errors in word division in cataloging and searching. Keywords: syllable division, word division, Chinese romanization, title keyword search, recall, precision

Dynamic Look toward Classification and Retrieval

by Gholamreza Fadaie Araghi

Abstract: In this article the relationship between classification/ indexing and retrieval is discussed. In library and information science, classification and retrieval have always been closely associated with each other. But in certain ages, because of a lack of interest in applying knowledge, it was thought that libraries were just a place for gathering and keeping books and other documents as assets. And therefore, people thought that classification was simply for arrangement, in order to have a kind of system for objects that they considered to be luxuries. The reason for this lies in their static view of things, including libraries. Changing attitudes and having a dynamic view of the world of reality will change everything. Thus, if we define that the library is not only a place for book collection but is a place where people fill their information needs, and also that librarianship is not mainly about classification, but is a discipline by which we retrieve information and receive knowledge, we may see a great change in the retrieval process. Keywords: Classification, Retrieval, Static viewpoint, Dynamic viewpoint

The University of Oklahoma Library’s Digitization of Title Pages Project
by Anna May Wyatt, Katherine Wong

Abstract: The University of Oklahoma library’s digitization of title pages project began as a result of a backlog in the History of Science Collections. Lacking sufficient staff to fully catalog 17,000 books, many of which were rare, a decision was made to scan the title page of each book and download these into Hyperion, a component of SIRSI, our ILS, so that author/title access to these materials could be obtained. The twenty-three month project resulted in 8,300 title pages being scanned. These images were batch loaded into Hyperion and their metadata was added to our online catalog so that the images were searchable by author and/or title. Keywords: digital imaging, digitization, metadata, scanning, cataloging


Enhancement of Research Library Print Material Through the Use of Component Cataloging: an OCLC User’s Perspective
by Anthony J. Schimizzi

Abstract: In respect to the bibliographic elaboration of papers and articles contained within scholarly books and journal issues, research and academic libraries need to re-examine carefully the potential benefits in control, stability, and access that the component cataloging (in-analytic) record offers local computerized catalogs. If applied in a judiciously selective manner or combined with a cooperative effort among institutions, in-analysis can prove to be a useful supplement to the legally restrictive and sometimes less-than-comprehensive products of commercial bibliographic databases. Keywords: in-analytics, component cataloging, analytical enhancement of collections

Marcive GPO Records and Authority Control: An Evaluation of Name and Subject Headings at the University of Arkansas Libraries
by Deborah E. Kulczak, Cathy Reineka

Abstract: In mid-1999, the University of Arkansas Libraries began loading Marcive GPO records into its Innovative Interfaces catalog. Pursuant to that activity, the Database Maintenance Unit examined five system-generated authority reports in order to evaluate the quality of Marcive headings and to determine whether future GPO records could be loaded into the catalog without further authority processing. Final results indicated that while the overall quality of Marcive headings was good, a significant percentage of headings that appeared on the authority reports required additional attention. Keywords. authority control, cataloging, Marcive, GPO, tape loads

Save Space for “Newcomers”: Analyzing Problems in Book Number Assignment under the LCC System
by Lisa Zhao

Abstract: With more than a million books published each year, thousands of books will be cataloged and shelved in libraries. Assigning book numbers efficiently and balancing the distribution of main entries over the LC Cutter Table entries have become critical issues for shelving later entries in libraries using the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system. This paper aims to explore and discuss the problems in assigning book numbers (Cutter numbers) to printed materials under the LCC System. The existing problems have blocked or invaded the usage of some numbers and letters ruled by the LC Cutter Table. The reason is either not following the LC Cutter Table well or confusion in using the Table. Directly downloading the LC record to the local database adds more questions to the issue. Keywords: Cataloging, LC Cutter Table, book number, Cutter number, call number, class number, classification, main entry, Library of Congress Classification System



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