Saturday, October 24, 2015

RDA Blog

RDA Blog

RDA Blog Revision: Following pages of RDA Blog has been revised:
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Subject Heading List : Glossary of Library & Information Science

Glossary of Library & Information Science

Subject Heading


New Post on Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog provides a comprehensive definition of Subject Heading List

This new encyclopedic entry in the “Glossary of Library & Information Science” of the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog answers following questions?
  • What is Subject Heading List?
  • Where Subject Heading List is applied?
  • What is vocabulary control and why is it important?
  • How Subject Heading List assist library users and staff?
  • What are the alternatives to Subject Heading?
  • What are the popular Subject Heading Lists?
Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog will be more focused on Information Access Through The Subject with special reference to the techniques of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) by use of Classification & Shelflisting Manual (CSM), Subject Headings Manual (SHM), and Classification Web tool of Library of Congress. Librarianship Studies Blog will also highlight the history, development, and techniques of providing classification number using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).

Librarianship Studies & Information Technology (LS & IT) Blog is envisioned as an Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, and Khan Academy of Library and Information Science; an authoritative source for consultation and reference for any library or information profession related issue and a treasure hub of knowledge on Library and Information Science.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Library Cataloging Research

RESEARCH ON LIBRARY DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGING
RDA Bibliography
RDA Bibliography

Hello Dear Library Professionals: 

I have compiled a list of some Masters, M.Phil., and Ph.D. thesis and dissertation on descriptive cataloging which may be available in print and/or online, in the form of a blog post: RDA Bibliography – Thesis (from OCLC WorldCat). 


It seems not much research work is done on descriptive cataloging, though it is one of the most fundamental activities of librarianship, library and information science. The other possibility is that researches have been done but not documented at some "single place" for consultation. With the emergence of Resource Description & Access (RDA), as the successor of Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2), it becomes necessary to do quality research works on the descriptive cataloging using RDA and AACR2 and evaluating its significance and impact on librarianship and library services. It is required to determine what we achieved migrating from AACR2 to RDA, through conducting formal researches.

So please help update this bibliography with description of research works on Library Descriptive Cataloging. Suggest only those sources which are available in published form or available online and can be acquired and consulted for research purposes. 

Also please suggest the potential topics on which researches should be carried out in Library Descriptive Cataloging using RDA and AACR2 considering new changes and developments in the practice of Library Cataloging.

It will be very helpful for Librarians, LIS i-School Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) & Ph.D Students & Researchers who wish to carry out research on descriptive cataloging.

Please suggest your entries in the "form" available on the About RDA Bibliography page of RDA Bibliography.


RDA Bibliography is a partner-blog of RDA Blog. It provides an alternative interface to the posts of RDA Blog in the Category : Articles Books Presentations Etc. on Resource Description & Access. RDA Blog provides all the posts on articles, books, presentations, and videos in one single Category : Articles Books Presentations Etc. Here in RDA Bibliography these posts are given different categories, so that if you want to see only articles on RDA, you can go to Category : Articles or if you want to see only books on RDA, you can go to Category : Books. Additionally you can browse through tags given in the left frame to refine your search further. The Bibliography Page provides a spreadsheet view of documents with proper bibliographic details and a link to RDA Blog post, which then redirects to the primary sources published on Resource Description and Access (RDA) and other other related topics, like AACR2FRBRFRADFRSADMARC 21library cataloging, BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and so on… RDA Bibliography aims to become the single largest bibliography of materials on RDA and cataloging and other related topics.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Subject Approach to Information in Libraries

Information Access Through The Subject
Information Access Through The Subject



This new post of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog answers following questions:
  • What are the Subject Approach to Information in Libraries
  • How library users seek information on a particular subject?
  • How library materials are arranged on shelves and catalogs to be located by subject?
  • What is a subject?
  • What methods and tools catalogers use to show what a library or information center has on a particular subject?
  • What methods and tools catalogers use to show what a library or information center has on related subjects?
  • How classification schemes are used for subject approaches?
  • How subject headings are used for subject approaches?


Source (Chapter 1): Information Access Through The Subject : An Annotated Bibliography / by Salman Haider. - Online : OpenThesis, 2015. (408 pages ; 23 cm.)
Annotated bibliography titled Information Access Through The Subject covering Subject Indexing, Subject Cataloging, Classification, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and Subject Approaches in Bibliographic and Non Bibliographic Databases etc.



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Saturday, October 3, 2015

RDA CATALOGING NEWS

RDA CATALOGING NEWS


RDA Cataloging News is an initiative by RDA Blog. It combines the entries of RDA Bibliography and also items on Subject Cataloging. Please suggest entries to be included in RDA Cataloging News (preferably through RDA Cataloging - Google+ Community on Resource Description and Access (RDA) or by any other means of your wish).

Do you think this tedious and time consuming initiative of compiling a newsletter of RDA Cataloging News should be continued? Will you be helping me in this compilation by suggesting information to be included here? What do you think about RDA Blog, is this helpful? Please provide us your valuable feedback in the RDA Blog Guest Book; selected detailed feedback will be published on RDA Blog Testimonials. 

News
Events / Workshops / Seminars / Conferences / Training / Etc.
Web / Blog Posts

RDA Bibliography


Articles
Books
Presentations
Videos
Thesis
  • Suggest items to be included here
  • Relavance of Ranganathan's cataloguing principles. D Rajyalakshi. 2004.  Dattsons. xxii, 381 pages. Nagpur
  • AACR 2 headings : a five-year projection of their impact on catalogs. Arlene G Taylor. 1982. Libraries Unlimited. 145 pages. Littleton, Colo.
  • The concept of main entry as represented in the Anglo-American cataloging rules; a critical appraisal with some suggestions: author main entry vs. title main entry. M Nabil Hamdy. 1973. Libraries Unlimited. 160 pages. Littleton, Colo.
  • Cataloguing of Indic names in AACR-2 : a study. D K Kaushik. 2000. Originals. viii, 348 pages. Delhi 

Format of bibliographic description here is similar to description on Bibliography Page of RDA Bibliography: Title. Author/Editor/Compiler. Year. Publisher/Journal. Pages/Volume/Issue/Slides/Minutes. Place.

This is a compilation from Google Alerts and other sources and searches. Check complete compilation so far in the Bibliography Page of RDA Bibliography containing Articles, Books, Presentations, Thesis, and Videos on Resource Description and Access (RDA) in a spreadsheet view as shown below:

RDA Bibliography

[RDA Bibliography is a partner-blog of RDA Blog]

Please suggest new resources to be included in the RDA Bibliography through the form available on About RDA Bibliography Page. 

Please provide us your valuable feedback in the RDA Blog Guest Book about RDA Bibliography. Select "RDA Bibliography" from the drop-down option in the "Choose a Blog" part of the form.


Please provide us your valuable feedback in the RDA Blog Guest Book to make RDA Blog a better place for information on Resource Description and Access (RDA)You can also suggest edits/additions to this RDA Blog post. 

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Introduction to Bibliography : Information Access ThroughThe Subject

Information Access ThroughThe Subject


Information Access Through The Subject : An Annotated Bibliography / by Salman Haider. - Online : OpenThesis, 2015. (408 pages ; 23 cm.)

Annotated bibliography titled Information Access Through The Subject covering Subject Indexing, Subject Cataloging, Classification, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and Subject Approaches in Bibliographic and Non Bibliographic Databases etc. 


The project "annotated bibliography" was worked out as Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) thesis.