[Asis-l] New Publication Available

GSLIS Publications Office puboff at alexia.lis.uiuc.edu
Mon Apr 29 15:24:59 EDT 2002

Now available from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library
and Information Science Publications Office:

Number 211 in the Occasional Papers series
The Creation and Persistence of Misinformation in Shared Library Catalogs:
Language and Subject Knowledge in a Technological Era
By David Bade

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The Occasional Papers deal with varied aspects of librarianship and 
consist of papers that generally are too detailed for inclusion in a 
periodical, or are of specialized or contemporary interest. 

The latest volume in the Occasional Paper series is a detailed look at the
causes of and cures for "the two fundamental types of misinformation found
in bibliographic and authority records in library catalogs: that arising
from linguistic errors, and that caused by errors in subject analysis,
including missing or wrong subject headings." Author David Bade--a
cataloger at the University of Chicago's Joseph Regenstein Library--makes
the case for getting it right the first time through "strict self-review"
and cooperation among catalogers. Not simply an indictment of current
cataloging practices, this paper raises awareness of how the mistakes
happen in the first place and suggests specific preventions, making it
required reading for beginning and experienced catalogers alike.

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