Volume 56, no. 5/6 2018



A Conversation with Sally McCallum

Sally McCallum & Mirna Willer

ABSTRACT: In this conversation, conducted during the IFLA conference in Wrocław, Poland in August 2017, Sally McCallum retells her beginnings at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. when she worked with Henriette Avram and Lucia Rather on the development of the MARC and UNIMARC formats. Other topics include conversion between MARC and UNIMARC, MARC21 and BIBFRAME projects, and her views on: RDA (Resource Description and Access); ISBD (International Standard Bibliographic Description); IFLA LRM (IFLA Library Reference Model); and UBC (Universal Bibliographic Control) in the face of technological changes.

Original Articles

Dealing with False Friends to Avoid Errors in Subject Analysis in Slavic Cataloging: An Overview of Resources and Strategies

Lana Soglasnova

ABSTRACT: This article discusses errors in subject analysis for Slavic materials due to "false friends," words similar in form but different in meaning. An overview of false friends in Slavic languages is presented, followed by case studies demonstrating how false friends in book titles can lead to errors in subject analysis. We also review the resources that can assist Slavic catalogers in identifying false friends: print dictionaries, online lists, online translation tools, and records from the catalogs by the national libraries of countries of publication. Finally, implications for workflow in dealing with Slavic false friends in cataloging practice are discussed.

KEYWORDS: Cataloging, Slavic languages, false friends (linguistic term), subject cataloging, reference resources, cataloging workflow, cataloging errors

Project Digitization, Bibliographic Description and Research of Texts Written in Glagolitic, Croatian Cyrillic and Latin Scripts Until the End of the 19th Century in the Zadar and Šibenik Area (Written Heritage)

Marijana Tomić

ABSTRACT: Croatian written heritage has a rich corpus of manuscripts written on three scripts – Glagolitic, Latin and Croatian Cyrillic, and in three languages – Church Slavonic, Croatian redaction of the Church Slavonic and Latin. Those manuscripts are often hard to access, or even completely hidden. The aim of the project Written Heritage is to provide digital surrogates of Glagolitic manuscripts, online Glagolitic manuscript catalog, bibliography, and a watermark database. Within the project, the main focus is on providing solutions regarding the machine-readable cataloging of Glagolitic manuscripts, including research and normative work in the field of cataloging of old and rare books.

KEYWORDS: Glagolitic manuscripts, manuscript digitization, manuscript cataloging, watermark digitization

Mapping and Merging of IFLA Library Reference Model and BIBFRAME 2.0

Shoichi Taniguchi

'Terrible Panizzi': Patriotism and Realism of the 'Prince of Librarians'

Stefano Gambari & Mauro Guerrini

ABSTRACT: This article deals with the figure of Antonio Panizzi, considered as an Italian patriot and English librarian. It highlights the constant attention he devoted to the Italian political events throughout his life: from his arrival in London (1823) as a political exile, to his informal ambassador in United Kingdom, a role that allowed him to lobby the political class and the press on behalf of the cause of Italian patriots forced in the prisons of Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The article describes the multifaceted library activity carried out by Panizzi at the British Library, of which he became Principal Librarian in 1856. Panizzi is considered to be the first Promethean Librarian of the 19th century, a great reformer with new ideas on library services, innovative methodologies, and working practices in librarianship. Panizzi rigorously carried out the activity of librarian at the British Library without ever forgetting the need for a free, unified, and democratic Italian state.

KEYWORDS: Anthony Panizzi, cataloging, Italy - History - 19th Century

Qualifications for Serials Catalogers in the 21st Century: A Content Analysis of Job Advertisements

Christopher S. Dieckman

ABSTRACT: Recent developments have altered the work performed in library technical services. As with similar positions, responsibilities for serials/continuing resources catalogers have experienced changes. This study examined qualifications sought by employers between the period from January 1, 2002 to May 21, 2017. Through content analysis of job advertisements, with emphasis on professional-level cataloging of serials/continuing resources, this study found a demand for a diverse mix of both traditional and emerging skills. The results were analyzed for insights into the field of serials/continuing resources cataloging

KEYWORDS: Catalogers, cataloging administration/management, cataloging jobs, continuing resources, job requirements, serials, types of materials

The Catalogers' Thought Process: A Comparison of Formal and Informal Context

Mihela Pauman Budanović & Maja Žumer

ABSTRACT: The aim of this article is to analyze how catalogers describe publications without cataloging tools in comparison with the current cataloging process. A total of 46 catalogers took part in the first study, a free description of monographic publications, while 30 catalogers performed original cataloging in their actual environment. A combination of observations and think-aloud protocols was used for data gathering in both studies. The focus was on Slovenian catalogers from different types and sizes of libraries. Results revealed both differences and similarities between catalogers' mental models in the respective studies.

KEYWORDS: Catalogers, descriptive cataloging, cataloging practice, cataloging workflow, mental models, bibliographic data, library catalogs

Proposal for Adapting the Cataloging of Bindings to the MARC Format

Antonio Carpallo Bautista, Yohana Yessica Flores Hernández & Adelina Clausó García

ABSTRACT: The study proposes automated cataloging of bookbindings using the MARC 21 format. The work begins with an introduction of the MARC 21 format, followed by the objectives such as the creation of a description for artistic bindings and their adaptation to the aforementioned codified format. The methodology used is based on a first description which has been adapted for use in the Collective Catalog of Artistic Bindings (CCEA). This proposal has been developed in codified form with MARC 21 labels for the description of bindings.

KEYWORDS: Automated binding, cataloging, bibliographic description, MARC 21 format, special materials

Identifying ECIP Partner Needs: Survey Results on ECIP Set-Up

Ilda Cardenas, Shi Deng & Camilla Williams

ABSTRACT: The Electronic Cataloging in Publication (ECIP) Cataloging Partnership Program began in 2004. It is a collaboration between the Library of Congress (LC) Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program, publishers, and libraries across the United States. System set-up for the program proved challenging for library partners. A survey was conducted during February 8-March 6, 2018 to learn about ECIP partners' ECIP set-up experience. The findings show that communication and training documentation are two key elements for the program to be effective and successful. The survey results helped the LC CIP program develop a new and improved ECIP system.

KEYWORDS: ECIP Cataloging Partnership Program, ECIP set-up, cooperative cataloging, partnerships, troubleshooting, communication, ECIP training



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