LS CAT4.2: TYPES OF CATALOGUES-2

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The alphabetico-classed catalogue may be considered as a combination or mixture of the best points associated with dictionary and classified catalogue. In other words, it represents an attempt to combine some of the advantages of a classified catalogue with the directness and ease of consultation of the -alphabetical catalogue. An alphabetico-classed catalogue provides alphabetically arranged broad subject headings with alphabetically arr anged sub-divisions”. (Hunter and Bakewell).

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 2.2: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF LIBRARY CATALOGUE CODES-2

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Before Ranganathan, there were no catalogue codes ever produced In India. Neither was there an established bibliographic/cataloguing tradition. The code (CCC) is the first and theonly code designed in India. It was mostly an intuitive effort but applying scientific method to ensure precision and correctness. This however, does not go to say that the code wasentirely a product of prestine mind. Ranganathan, educated in England had the benefit of
exposure to western thought and practice, which definitely provided the needed backgroundto work out independently. There are, therefore, many influences. Yet the code isdistinctively Ranganathan’s own. What is his own adds to the merit, and what is not to itsweakness.

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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