Introduction to The On-line Library Catalog What is included in a catalog record? Description Analysis Search Choose #11: Library Catalog (cont.) This record shows description and analysis: Library catalog (cont.) How is it displayed? MARC ( MA chine R eadable C ataloging format)
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Search, then choose #97 on p.5:
Where does this page come from?
OCLC = Online Computer Library Center
Originally OCLC = Ohio College Library Center
OCLC = WorldCat
LIBRARY CALL NUMBERS
WHAT DOES THE CALL NUMBER MEAN?
Why aren’t they consistent?
Why are they important?
*The call number isn’t random, it represents the item
SEARCHING FOR MUSIC
By ADDING another title (called a Uniform Title)that is “uniform” for all examples of the same work.
ARE THE SAME MUSIC.
Uniform title is:
Symphonies, no. 9, op. 9, E minor
(Why is it plural?)
BUT HOW DOES THE UNIFORM TITLE HELP ME?
Find ONE EXAMPLE in the online catalog for Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Note the uniform title:
Personal author: Dvorak, Antonin, 1841-1904.Uniform title: Symphonies, no. 9, op. 9, E minor
Title: New World Symphony
op 9 no 9
In the online catalog
What does that mean?
I don’t know!
headings must be entered in an “authorized” form”
Do this search: SUBJECT:canines
You get 0 hits WHY?
Because the AUTHORIZED subject heading is “DOGS” not “CANINES”
Trial and error is one way
Try this and that until you get what you want
OFTEN it works!
1.Find one example using keyword searching
2.Look at the subject heading
3. Search again using that heading
AN EXAMPLE SEARCH:
(child or children) and ( (toy or toys) or entertainment)
(child or children) and((toy or toys) or entertainment) and the result is….
(child or children) and ((toy or toys) or (entertainment))
Too much to remember, where is it written down?