AUTHOR: Tapas Pal and Dr. Rabindranath Kar
TITLE :AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH TO LIBRARY CATALOGUING SYSTEM-AACR-2 AND MARC-21
Abstract: There are many types of resources like books, journals, audio-visuals etc are available in a library. The objectives of a library are to provide right information to right users. To save the time of the users, library always presents all resources to its users by a systematic way which can provide to facilitate access to needed information. Library catalogue is a systematic process which can represent bibliographic information of library holdings. It is a list of available materials of a library. The main purpose is to record, to describe and to index the holdings of any library collection. There are many kinds of cataloguing codes which have to be followed when the cataloguing process is done. These are a) CCC; b) AA Code; c) ALA Code; d) AACR-1, 2, 2R etc. MARC (Machine Readable Cataloguing) standards are a set of digital formats which have to be done by a library in its cataloguing process. It is an international standard for cataloguing records that are used by a computer and to share those records among the libraries. It also helps to share standardised online cataloguing information anywhere in the world and fulfil the online users’ demand. This paper discusses outline knowledge of library cataloguing which includes concepts, methods and process. It demonstrates the MARC record especially in MARC-21 format. Different types of data entries in MARC-21 like authors, editors, corporate bodies, etc. has been also discussed.
Keywords: Catalogue; Online Catalogue; AACR; MARC-21; Data Entries
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