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ERIC Number: ED071711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 40
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A Comparison of Panizzi's 91 Rules and the AACR of 1967.
Lehnus, Donald J.
The fact that so many notions and principles set forth by Panizzi are still in evidence today is proof of his great contribution to present day cataloging. The comparisons made of the two sets of rules point out many contrasts and similarities. But even more significant is that, while reading the comparisons, one is constantly reminded of the importance of having good guidelines to follow in describing and recording the materials for a catalog. The catalog is, in reality, "the key to the library's collection," because it is the only efficient means of access to the materials. Any catalog compiled according to a code that does not permit or provide for appropriate entries under titles, or under names (or forms of names) of persons or corporate bodies under which some catalog user might reasonably look, is not fulfilling its role as "the key to the library's collection" as adequately as it should. Therefore, it can be said that the code of cataloging rules used in compiling the records which constitute a catalog strongly influences a library's effectiveness in assisting the user to determine the availability of desired materials and their location. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library Science.