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ERIC Number: ED221184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Bibliographic Access to Audiovisual Materials: A Comparison Between Professional Recommendations and Regional Practice.
Kessler, Julia Boone
Using decision points from Esther Piercy's "Commonsense Cataloging" as a framework for analysis, this paper compares the opinions of experts on cataloging, classification, and shelf arrangement of audiovisual materials in school libraries, public libraries, and media centers with actual practices in four school and community libraries in upstate New York. A review of the literature on bibliographic access to audiovisual materials is presented, with individual discussions devoted to each of the major questions involved in cataloging, classification, and shelf arrangement identified in Piercy's work. An overview of bibliographic control practices in four upstate New York libraries--a public elementary school library, a public library, a school district enrichment and resource center, and a 2-county media/resource center--follows, with analysis of each of the major questions in cataloging, classification, and shelf arrangement for which expert opinion was summarized. A discussion of the level of agreement between experts on bibliographic access to nonprint materials, a review of the differences in practices among the libraries examined, and recommendations for a number of ways in which expert opinion might be developed and applied to solve the problems encountered by practicing librarians conclude the report. Three tables and a 29-item reference list accompany the text. (JL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York