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ERIC Number: ED413903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 46
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Inter-Indexer Consistency in Bibliographic Record Access Points between OCLC and RLIN.
Salaba, Athena
The purpose of this study was to examine the inter-indexer consistency in the assignment of selected access points between OCLC and RLIN (Research Libraries Information Network). Both databases are used by many libraries as bibliographic sources for copy cataloging. Access points were compared for differences in wording, MARC coding, and completeness. These access points included Library of Congress and Dewey classification numbers, main entry, uniform title, title statement and area of responsibility, title added entries, series, subject headings, and non-title added entries. Results showed a relatively high level of overall inconsistency (95%) among the access points analyzed. Largest numbers of differences were found in the subject heading fields (40.7%), the title statement and area of responsibility (18.8%), and series fields (13.6%). Findings are compared to the results of previous error studies. (Contains 17 references.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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