Examination of Cataloging Assessment Values Using the Q Sort Method
ABSTRACT: The intent of this project was to identify whether there is a gap between catalogers' personal values related to cataloging assessment and their perceptions of their institutions' values. This article uses Q methodology to contrast those perspectives. The Q-statements for this study were based on the discourse represented in a literature review of articles related to cataloging assessment. A factor analysis of Q-sorts was used to identify themes in participant perceptions. The patterns identified support the research question, while also suggesting that consensus may be built around the ideas of usability, service, and access.
KEYWORDS: Cataloging, cataloging administration, cataloging management, cataloging evaluation, cataloging quality analysis, cataloging research, college and university libraries
MARC Reborn: Migrating MARC Fixed Field Metadata into the Variable Fields
ABSTRACT: Despite calls over the past decade and a half for MARC to be replaced with an encoding standard that is more in keeping with current metadata practices, the current standard has evolved in such a way as to render many of the arguments by those who call for its demise moot. A further revision to the standard is proposed to address the one remaining problem with MARC so as to allow it to better serve the needs of information seekers for years to come
KEYWORDS: MARC, encoding standards, migration (RDA)
The Path to an RDA Hybridized Catalog: Lessons from the Kent State University Libraries' RDA Enrichment Project
Amey L. Park & Roman S. Panchyshyn
ABSTRACT: This article describes in detail the library implementation of a Resource Description and Access (RDA) Enrichment project. The library "hybridized," or enriched legacy data from Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules bibliographic records by the addition of specific RDA elements. The project also cleaned up various other elements in the bibliographic data that were not directly RDA-related. There were over 28 million changes and edits made to these records, changes that would never have been made otherwise because the library lacked the resources to do them independently. The enrichment project made the bibliographic data consistent, and helped prepared the data for its eventual transition to a linked data environment.
KEYWORDS: catalog maintenance, Resource Description and Access (RDA), case studies, authority control, bibliographic data, interoperability, RDA enrichment, hybridization
Popular Music in FRBR and RDA: Toward User-Friendly and Cataloger-Friendly Identification of Works
Kevin Kishimoto & Tracey Snyder
ABSTRACT: The gradual adoption since 2010 of the content standard Resource Description and Access, based on the conceptual model Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, has brought change to many areas of library cataloging, including popular music. In particular, the cataloging community has had to grapple with new practices in assigning access points for resources once considered simple, such as popular music albums containing songs written by people other than the featured recording artist. This article outlines some of the difficulties encountered and offers a principled approach to cataloging popular music that would reduce cataloger burden and reconcile catalog data with users' expectations.
KEYWORDS: Resource Description and Access (RDA), entity-relationships modeling, music, sound recordings, descriptive cataloging, popular music, Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)
On MARC and Natural Text Searching: A Review of Pauline Cochrane's Thinking Grafted onto a Swedish Spy on Library Matters
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