ERIC Number: ED211035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Theoretical Aspects of Centralized Cataloguing and Interlibrary Loans.
Fang, Josephine Riss
This paper focuses on cataloging and classification, which are the most time consuming of library operations, requiring highly trained staff and involving considerable expense, to provide an overview of the concepts and considerations for centralized cataloging and interlibrary loans. Centralized cataloging is defined as a cooperative arrangement for the preparation of bibliographic records by one agency to which all cooperating agencies may have access. Advantages cited include high quality professional work, increased processing, decrease in unit costs, and improved dissemination; level of cooperation may vary, e.g., small intragroup libraries in a community, larger regional organizations, commercial arrangements with suppliers, and national union catalogs like those published by the Library of Congress. Two differing ideologies are discussed, one concerned with the end use as a reliable searching tool, and the other as a systematic record of a library's holdings. The important role of the computer in centralization is indicated, including its use to standardize ordering and library collections and to facilitate interlibrary loan. Six references are listed. (RAA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: International Federation of Library Associations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (Manila, Philippines, August 18-23, 1980). Bibliography will not reproduce well.