ERIC Number: ED231372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
AACR2 Impact and OCLC Cataloging.
Clark, Sharon E.; Lenzini, Rebecca T.
This paper analyzes the impact of adopting the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, second edition (AACR2), upon cataloging at the library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The staffing and workflow of the OCLC unit which incorporated AACR2 is described and figures are reported on the effects of AACR2 application as measured on the use of OCLC data. It is reported that, even prior to the AACR2 conversion of the entire OCLC database in December 1980, the changes in cataloging could be absorbed without losses in production at Urbana-Champaign. A study of the changes made to OCLC monographic copy over a 2-month period in 1980 is described, illustrating the generally low percentage of change, and within that percentage, the high number of changes which were not substantial but dealt only with form. A flow chart for OCLC copy cataloging at Urbana-Champaign, a sample AACR2 impact log, and a graph showing production figures for OCLC monographic cataloging from May 1979 to May 1981 are provided, as well as tables showing the number of changes per field in headings used for personal names, corporate names, conferences and meetings, and series. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Anglo American Cataloging Rules; Library Statistics; OCLC; University of Illinois Urbana Champaign