ERIC Number: ED023415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-15
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Standards for Cataloging of Magnetic Tape Materials. Final Report on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library, Phase I - Planning. Part 4.
Troutman, Joan C.
A method is defined for library cataloging of magnetic tape files. The needs of the reference librarian and the patron are taken into consideration, as well as the particular requirements inherent in the form of material. Basically, the catalog record must serve three functions: (1) it must present a conventional and approachable record of library holdings, including entry, title, date, a brief description, a serials holding record where applicable, and subject analysis; (2) it must indicate the physical and logical nature of the material on a tape, including the format of the data and any associated programs and documentation; (3) it must serve as an aid in formulating search requests relating to a file. A sample catalog format and associated instructions, as well as illustrative examples, which fulfill these requirements are presented. The possibility of a union catalog is also discussed. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Classification, College Libraries, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Storage, Library Catalogs, Library Materials, Library Standards, Library Technical Processes, Magnetic Tapes, Search Strategies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (part of PB-178-441, MF - $.65, HC - $3.00).
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Library Research.