ERIC Number: ED254213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-26
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Computer Software Collections. ERIC Digest.
This information digest discusses current issues in the management of software collections and outlines several possible options for the cataloging and processing of microcomputer software and courseware. A statement of the problem indicates that treatment of microcomputer software is highly dependent on the type of library, size of the collection, variety and purpose of the collection, type of access to be provided, and type of organization. The "Guidelines for Using AACR2 [Anglo-American Cataloging Rules Second Edition], Chapter 9 for Cataloging Microcomputer Software," published by the American Library Association, are described briefly, including sources of bibliographic information; title and statement of responsibility area, general material designation; edition; file description; and notes. Examples of other procedures that have been developed are noted, including those of the American Association of School Librarians, the Ohio Media Association, and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. Other promising practices identified include the use of database management software for microcomputers to create online catalogs, produce master lists for circulation, and create charts. A 15-item bibliography is provided. (LMM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cataloging, Computer Software, Databases, Guidelines, Library Catalogs, Library Technical Processes, Microcomputers, Nonprint Media, Online Systems
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, 030 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13210 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.