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From the functions of a catalogue to user tasks


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Barbarić, Ana. From the functions of a catalogue to user tasks. In: Vizija i stvarnost : zbornik u povodu 40 godina djelovanja Aleksandre Horvat u knjižničarstvu. Biblioteka Posebna izdanja . Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, Zagreb, pp. 83-100. ISBN 978-953-169-344-8

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Defining the functions of a library catalogue is one of the origins of the theory of bibliographic organization. At the same time it is the practical starting point for the development of any national and/or international cataloguing code. The first part of the paper gives an overview of the functions of a catalogue from the founder of modern cataloguing Antonio Panizzi to IFLA 's efforts from the 1960s presented in the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) known as the Paris Principles. The views of Eva Verona, the author of the current Croatian cataloguing code, is especially emphasized. The second part of the paper is dedicated to changes in the cataloguing theory and practice initiated in 1998 by the publication of the IFLA study entitled Functional requirements for bibliographic records (FRBR), in which the defining of functions of a catalogue is replaced by defining the user’s tasks. Considering this matter, the further IFLA’s studies: Functional requirements for authority data (FRAD) and Functional requirements for subject authority data (FRSAD) have also been reviewed. The final part of the paper deals with changes in defining the user’s tasks in an unpublished IFLA’s document FRBR Library Reference Model (FRBR-LRM). Reported analysis can contribute to the work on the new Croatian cataloguing code whose three-year drafting project is in progress.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: functions of a catalogue, user tasks, IFLA, FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD, FRBR-LRM, ICP, RDA, Croatian cataloguing code
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science > Chair of librarianship
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 10:37
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 10:37

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