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Analysis and comparison of authority files for ancient authors in international authority file VIAF


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Jeršek, Petra. (2018). Analysis and comparison of authority files for ancient authors in international authority file VIAF. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Barbarić, Ana].

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Authorized access points in authority file for persons are basis for their identification in library catalogue. Analysing and comparing of authority files for ancient authors, four greek and four roman, was the main focus of this thesis. Selection methods for determining preferred access points were shown from perspective of national bibliographic agencies from Germany, France, Italy, United States of America and Croatia using Virtual International Authority File (VIAF). Standards for descriptive cataloging determine which form of the name is cataloguer obliged to choose for preferred name and which forms can be used as nonpreferred name. Those standards treat ancient authors as special examples that don't follow rules used for most cases. It has been demonstrated that there exist two approaches when it comes to choosing a preferred name; there's one group of libraries that chooses latin form of the name as preferred one, and the other group that chooses conventional form of the name in national language. The latter is a current trend that was distinguished few years ago with development of cataloguing standards and their adoption of the IFLA policy for convenience of the user.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: authority file, authority access point, ancient authors, cataloguing standards, VIAF
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Barbarić, Ana
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2018 08:51
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2018 08:51

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