LS CAT 4.1: TYPES OF CATALOGUES-1

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Readers are more at home with a catalogue arranged alphabetically, as such cataloguesare arranged as in a dictionary. Alphabetical catalogues can be arranged in several ways,some of which are by authors, by name of persons, by title or by specific subject. These
are asked in the followingquestions.

LS CAT 3.2:PHYSICAL FORM OF LIBRARYCATALOGUES-2

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Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP) Centralised cataloguing led to the logical step of publishing bibliographic entries of documents in the publication itself, on the reverse side of the title page. Ranganathan called it `prenatal cataloguing. This facility enables libraries to use the bibliographical data available on the book for the preparation of their catalogues. The Library of Congress was the pioneer in this enterprise. The British National Bibliography has also been participating in the CIP Programme from January 1977. Such facilities are yet to develop in countries like India

LS CAT 1.3: LIBRARY CATALOGUE:OBEJECTIVES PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS-3

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An accession register and a shelf list are essentially management records of a library and are not meant for public use. Accession register is a data-wise record of reading materials acquired by the library, giving all details about
the documents, arranged in the serial order of documents. A shelf list reflects the arrangement of documents on the shelf.Their proposes are different and hence they cannot be used as a substitute for a library catalogue.

Cataloguing and classification are two interrelated processes that are performed in a library. The basic purpose of these two operations is to aid users in locating and selecting appropriate reading materials required for study, research or any other organization of documents on the shelves of library while a catalogue serves the propose of a retrieval tool and also projects the contents possessed by a library. All these mechanisms are to a large extent. Complementary to each other and together they serve the users in an effective manner to use the library collection. Between themselves, they rectify the shortcomings or limitations of each other.

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