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Καταλογογράφηση ηλεκτρονικών πηγών: πιλοτική εφαρμογή στη Βιβλιοθήκη ΑΠΘ

By Σοφία Ζαπουνίδου, Ελένη Δρεπανίδου and Ελευθερία Κοσέογλου


Library collections have been significantly enriched by electronic subscriptions. Library catalogs have consequently evolved from collection indexes to integrated search environments for printed and electronic resources. Characteristic examples are ebook records created by vendors, or added URLs for connecting records to the electronic or digital version of a printed resource. Greek academic libraries have started acquiring electronic resources since the 1990s. Users could have access to these resources using lists describing available at the library website or through a federated search engine. Nowadays, libraries still offer lists, even though the number of electronic subscriptions has increased and corresponding lists have thereby become big and complex to use. Searching in the contents of integrating resources is facilitated by web scale discovery services, such as Summon, EBSCO EDS. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Library & Information Centre has published in 2014 a new version of its website. The new website integrated the VUFind search mechanism and the Summon web-scale discovery service, thus enabling simultaneous searches in the Library Catalog and other AUTh Library services, as well as in AUTh and HEAL-Link electronic subscriptions’ contents. Monitoring the library website statistics has revealed ineffective searches with keywords referring to integrating resources’ titles, such as Web of Science, JSTOR, TLG, etc. AUTh Library users seem to use the Library Catalog as a main search mechanism for all library resources regardless of their format or mode of access. Within the scope of offering a Library Catalog that enables all user tasks, we have implemented an integrating resources cataloging policy. This paper presents relevant practices from other libraries, the policy implemented in AUTh Library, tools used for the creation of the MARC21 records describing the integrating resources (Ulrich’s Serial Analysis System and MARCEdit), and the prospect of future enhancements in the developed set of records

Topics: IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Year: 2018
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