Cataloguing Principles

July 24, 2014

The second task involves a comparison between the data the user has and that the catalog offers, to determine if the found record corresponds to the entity you’re looking for, or a comparison between data of multiple records to distinguish entities represented by each one of them. The third task is the selection or evaluation function: the user uses the data offered by the catalog to determine which entities offered responds best to your needs (for example, according to the language of the material, or the format). Finally, the fourth function is the provide information enabling access to resources registered in the catalogue, which never before had but included in a statement of the objectives of the catalog, although both Chaplin (International Conference on) Cataloguing Principles, 1966) as Verona (International Conference on Cataloguing Principles, 1971) make mention to it and its importance. The catalogue should offer the necessary mechanisms so the user can spend bibliographic information to the entity of their interest (for example, through a call number enabling you to locate the physical entity, or a URL that allows access to an Internet resource). The tasks of the user/objectives of the catalogue that define the FRBR presents several aspects that can be considered progress with respect to previous statements. First, notes a generalisation of the vocabulary, more suited to the current characteristics of the bibliographic universe. There are no mentions of books, but it refers generically entities, encompassing all types of information resources that can give access from a catalog.

On the other hand, there is no mention of the library and its collections, placing the catalogue in a plane’s instrument of access to resources more beyond of property of the same issues. There is also an adaptation to the current conditions of the catalogues in the removal of restrictions on the search criteria that established previous statements. Cutter speaks of searches by author, title and subject matter; the Paris principles are limited to authors and titles.

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