An Empirical Study on OCLC Catalog Record Errors for the Copy Cataloging of Chinese Monographs


Abstract (Summary)
This paper explores and analyzes the errors in the sampled catalog records of Chinese monographs in the OCLC database. The author examined the errors by content, frequency, type and MARC field location to study the effect on both copy cataloging activities and library patrons’ access to an online catalog record. Finally, a number of recommendations are proposed for future research and error decreasing measures.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Jerry D. Saye

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:oclc database record evaluation


Date of Publication:04/09/2007

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