A teacher librarian's learning journey

Library catalogues July 22, 2013

Filed under: ETL505 Bibliographic Standards in Education — Jennifer Baccon @ 5:23 am
  • Online public access catalogue (OPAC) – an acronym I was too afraid to ask about…
  • Authority control refers to standardisation of key access points (eg. author names and subject terms)
  • Record elements in a modern catalogue can be searched on, and are thus access points
  • Most systems would index fields such as title, author, publisher, subject heading(s), ISBN and call no.
  • Elements that describe the resource’s content include fields such as title and subtitle, subject headings, call number notes and content

Internet activity

Locate three catalogue records of interest to you and explore which elements can be searched on in this particular catalogue (Voyager software), and which elements describe a resource’s information content. It is best to search for current records (2012 on) to see recent examples of SCIS records.

Do fields equate elements? Hmmmm….Thinking “fields” when speaking generically and “elements” when being specific to a resource????

Search elements: ISBN; title/sub-title; main author; contributors; publisher; edition; description; series; subjects; call nos.; call no. notes; links; notes; contents; summary; author notes; School Library Journal review; reviews; tag browser; similar books; other editions; (sidebar – social bookmarks; Google Books)

Hilder notes

  • Retrospective conversion refers to transference to automated management systems using external databases of electronic records in standard format known as MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloguing)
  • Import of OPAC luies in its integration with circulation
  • Next-generation catalogue features – new forms of user-system interaction eg. different metadata elements known as facets for user exploration
  • Faceted navigation is about the ability to drill down (limiting searching) within a particular facet
  • Federated searching interrogates multiple databases simultaneously – is Trove and Follett’s One Search egs? Primo search too?

  • I need to know more about learning management systems (LMS) eg. Moodle, BlackBoard or LAMS
  • The integrated library catalogue (ILC) or integrated library management system (ILMS)as a catalogue of all the school’s resources/possessions/insurances…????? Woooooo…..
  • Library as a teaching tool  -It represents a fully operational information management system

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