ERIC Number: ED221201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Treatment of Persian Materials in the National Union Catalog.
Khosh-khui, Abolghasem Z.
This study investigates the treatment of Persian materials in the National Union Catalog (NUC) using Library of Congress (LC) subject headings. A history and review of the literature on cataloging, classification, and the NUC are provided, and a comparison is made of samples of Persian and American materials in order to determine whether the two are treated similarly. This comparison covers depth of subject indexing, number of added entries, and amount of bibliographical information provided for each title. Lists of the Persian and American subject headings used to select specific titles are given. In addition, information is presented on type of subjects found concerning Iran, location of Persian holdings in the United States and Canada, language distribution of Persian and American material, and percentage of publications written in English which have both Dewey Decimal and LC classifications. The cataloging of Persian material by these two methods is further analyzed. The major findings of the study suggest that Persian and American titles are treated approximately equally in LC subject classification and in the NUC, and that any differences found are due to the language of the material, which has an effect on determining classification numbers. Eleven tables and a 23-item bibliography are provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Iran; National Union Catalog; Persia
Note: M.L.S. Thesis, Emporia State College, KS.