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Dewey in Authority Records Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Experience. Iman Khairy April 27, 2010. Outline. Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Name and Subject Authority File (BIBALEX) DDC/BIBALEX mapping guidelines  DDC and Cutter in authority records Conversion tables  Recommendations and conclusions.

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Dewey in Authority Records

Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Experience

Iman Khairy

April 27, 2010

outline
Outline

Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Name and Subject Authority File (BIBALEX)

DDC/BIBALEX mapping guidelines

 DDC and Cutter in authority records

Conversion tables

 Recommendations and conclusions

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bibliotheca alexandrina s name and subject authority file bibalex
Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Name and Subject Authority File (BIBALEX)
  • The BA follows MARC 21’s “Model B” of Appendix C for multilingual/multi-script authority records. The 7xx tags in authority records are used for linking subject headings in Arabic, English and French. “BIBALEX” is listed in Marc21 codes for sources as a source for name, term and title.

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subject headings
Subject Headings

The subject headings lists used at the BA are:

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Subject Heading (BASH)

Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH)

Rameau

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bibliotheca alexandrina subject headings bash
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Subject Headings (BASH)

An adapted translation of selected parts of (LCSH), with expansions in subject areas related to Arabic and Islamic topics.

An extensive revision of “Qa’imat ru’us al-mawdu‘at al-‘Arabiyah al-qiyasiyah lil-maktabat wa-marakiz al-malumat wa-qawaid al-Bayanat” by Dr. Sha‘ban Khalifah.

Continuously updated through Arabic subject headings proposals.

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subject authority record bibalex
Subject Authority Record (BIBALEX)

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mapping bash to lcsh and rameau
Mapping BASH to LCSH and Rameau

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subject proposals arabic
Subject Proposals (Arabic)

Arabic subject heading proposals are authorized through consulting other Arabic subject headings lists, thesauri, reference tools or literary warrants as appropriate.

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arabic subject proposal
Arabic Subject Proposal

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subject proposals english
Subject Proposals (English)

English subject headings proposals are added to LCSH after submitting it through the Middle East Librarian's Association (MELA) to the Arabic Project of the Library of Congress Subject Authority Cooperative Program (LC/SACO).

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saco proposal
SACO Proposal

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guidelines for inclusion of ddc in bibalex
Guidelines for Inclusion of DDC in BIBALEX

If one or more DDC numbers correspond precisely with the idea represented by an Arabic subject heading, the number or numbers are put in 083 fields in the subject authority record, with qualifying terms if appropriate.

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guidelines for inclusion of ddc in bibalex cont d
Guidelines for Inclusion of DDC in BIBALEX (Cont’d)

The term in the caption, relative index or in “Including” note must be identical or nearly identical in scope, meaning to the Arabic subject heading.

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guidelines for inclusion of ddc in name authority records
Guidelines for Inclusion of DDC in Name authority records

The numbers for history and numbers from table two are the numbers assigned to the Arabic geographic name authority record.

Dewey numbers are added to personal names authority records for Arabic literary authors and classical Muslim scholars.

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ddc in geographic name authority record
DDC in geographic name authority record

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guidelines for inclusion of ddc in literature and other topical headings
Guidelines for Inclusion of DDC in literature and other topical headings

Built Dewey numbers are added to Arabic literature subject headings only.

The general or interdisciplinary number and the table number if appropriate are the numbers assigned to topical headings.

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guidelines for inclusion of ddc in literature and other topical headings cont d
Guidelines for Inclusion of DDC in literature and other topical headings (Cont’d)

Dewey numbers representing a specific aspect of the main heading are not added to the main heading authority record.

Dewey numbers representing a specific aspect are added only if they precisely match an authority record containing the main heading with subdivision.

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ddc and cutter in bibalex
DDC and Cutter in BIBALEX

Koran Sura and groups of Suras

To ensure logical shelf arrangement of Koran topics through adding a designated Cutter after the class number for texts or topics of individual Sura or groups of Suras.

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ddc and cutter in bibalex cont d
DDC and Cutter in BIBALEX (Cont’d)

Islamic scholars

A designated Cutter will be added to some famous Islamic scholars belonging to different specializations, then another Cutter from an add table will be assigned by the cataloger. To ensure logical shelf arrangement and bringing together on the shelf the original works by this scholar followed by commentaries on his works.

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conversion tables
Conversion tables

A project under going for preparing conversion table for Islamic topics in LCC and DDC (BP to 297) and Islamic law (KBP to 297 or 340), including mapping their equivalent BASH, LCSH, and Rameau.

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conversion tables samples
Conversion Tables (samples)

* Red color indicates proposals

recommendations
Recommendations

Developing a mutually-accepted standard for exchanging subject authority records and classification data.

Exchange of expertise between members of the EDUG and libraries in the Arab world

Developing a methodology for making DDC classification proposals

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conclusion
Conclusion

“No perfect system, no one size fits for all, updating and expansion are ways of life.”

- Sohair F. Wastawy, Chief Librarian,

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

“It is with cooperation that we are able to achieve so much in our field, to the benefit of all.”

- Paul Edwin Frank, Cooperative

Cataloging Specialist, Library of Congress

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reference
Reference

Mitchell, Joan S. “Dewey Numbers in Authority

Files”. Discussion Paper Presented at Meeting

126 of the Dewey Classification Editorial

Policy Committee (EPC), Washington October

11-13, 2006.

http://www.oclc.org/dewey/discussion/papers/epc_126-35.doc   [accessed 09-02-2010]

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questions
Questions?

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thank you
Thank you

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