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Pseudonyms in library catalogs


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Vuco, Luka Marin. (2019). Pseudonyms in library catalogs. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Barbarić, Ana].

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This paper deals with the problem of pseudonymity in library practice. In the first part the focus is on the theoretical resolution of the concept of pseudonyms and related terms heteronyms, exonyms and endonyms. Then the method for dealing with pseudonyms in the cataloging listed in the A Code and manual for compiling alphabetical catalogues of Eva Verona is presented. Furthermore, the possibility of the previous interfering with the individual's rights to privacy is mentioned. In the second and major part of the paper, the handling with pseudonyms in library practice is shown. Voltaire, Mark Twain, E.L. James and Nora Roberts are taken for examples and their literary works are searched in the catalogs of eight large libraries. Search results point to specific disparities between searching with a pseudonym and searching with a real name, and those are especially expressed in subject searching.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: pseudonym, real name, library catalogs, searching, right to privacy
Subjects: Information sciences
Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Barbarić, Ana
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 14:09
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 14:09

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