ERIC Number: ED255228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Guelph Document System...with a Manual of Procedures. Report No. 3.
Beckman, Margaret; And Others
This report is a revision and expansion of an earlier research report that described the design of the University of Guelph's documentation system for the organization of government publications within university libraries. The design of the Guelph document system represents a deliberate departure from cataloging and classification theory and standards. The document code is a shelf location device and is structured only as is necessary to bring publications within government jurisdiction into appropriate relationships. Other codes were designed to provide quick sorting capabilities through a data processing system and in no way necessitate involvement in rules, regulations, or principles of cataloging. This report describes the initial investigation, and the development of a new method for organizing government publications made possible by new technology. The topic is covered in five parts: (1) a statement of the problem, and an identification of the traditional methods of arranging and processing government publications in libraries; (2) analysis of the design of the Guelph document system; (3) a description of the codes which are the basis of the system; (4) a discussion of the operating system as it has developed including changes, costs, equipment, user acceptance, and cooperative use; and (5) a manual of procedures for the system as used at Guelph. Related references and a bibliography conclude the report. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Classification, Computer Storage Devices, Data Processing, Foreign Countries, Government Publications, Higher Education, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Collections, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, Methods, Position Papers
Publication Type: Guides - General; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Guelph Univ. (Ontario). Library.
Identifiers: Canada; University of Guelph (Ontario)
Note: A revision and expansion of an earlier report, "Documentation System for the Organization of Government Publications within a University Library."