ERIC Number: ED327203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The National Coordinated Cataloging Program: An Assessment of the Pilot Project.
Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report is an assessment of the National Coordinated Cataloging Program (NCCP)--a pilot project to test the idea that a set of libraries, working with the Library of Congress, can produce complete and accurate cataloging records to national standards for national distribution--and is composed of several papers and a summary report by the Bibliographic Services Study Committee (BSSC). Questions and issues addressed are: (1) the kinds of titles that should be covered by NCCP; (2) how many libraries should be in NCCP; (3) how the costs and savings of NCCP can be optimized; (4) whether the Library of Congress and the participants hold a common view of the optimum standard for a national-level quality record; (5) economic aspects of the pilot project; (6) an overview of other data considered; (7) a survey of copy cataloging practices at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) libraries; and (8) costs and cost benefits of distributed cataloging to Library of Congress standards. Tables, figures, references, and appendices are included in some chapters. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.