ERIC Number: ED202484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Research Report on Field, Subfield, and Indicator Statistics in OCLC Bibliographic Records.
Hickey, Thomas B.
The statistics that are presented are based on a one percent systematic sample of the OCLC online union catalog as of January 1980. Detailed data were collected on the use of fields, subfields, indicators in bibliographic records, and on the co-occurrence of fields within bibliographic records. The sample used for the study was obtained by extracting all records with an OCLC control number ending in 44. For each category of this report, the statistics are grouped by format: monographs, serials, audiovisuals, sound recordings, music scores, maps, manuscripts, and cumulative bibliographic files. These statistics should be useful for estimating file growth, selecting subsets of records for local catalogs, and for designing bibliographic record data bases. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.