3 research outputs found

    Bibliography versus Auto-Bibliography: Tackling the Transformation of Traditions in the Research Process

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    Ms. Babb reports on a study conducted to determine whether researchers will identify the same works recommended by scholarly bibliographies if their searching is limited to the confines of the library catalog and its subject headings. She explores how the auto-bibliography of the catalog compares to more traditionally compiled bibliographies, and what—if anything—is sacrificed when users rely upon auto-bibliography rather than scholarly bibliography

    Subject Trends in Chinese Studies Academic Monographs and Library Collections: A Case Study

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    This paper explores how growth in the field of Chinese Studies has affected subject trends in academic publications, library holdings, and usage of Chinese Studies materials from 1992 to 2017. Using data on academic monographs published from EBSCO’s GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information), comparisons were made with subject trends found in the Chinese Studies print collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contrary to expectation, there was no discernible increase in social science literature relative to other subjects. Meaningful findings included an increased diversity in topics covered and the continuity in traditional areas of strength for Chinese-language resources. This paper also describes the methodology for using library metadata to measure subject trends, and discusses potential explanations for specific findings.Master of Science in Library Scienc

    VI Encuentro de Catalogación y Metadatos: Memoria

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    The discussion on the adoption and implementation of the new cataloging standard, RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a matter present among communities from different parts of the world, interested in research, education and professional practice of cataloging, metadata and information organization. Within this context, communities from Mexico and Latin America involved in the different aspects of this LIS area met for sixth consecutive time in the event that has become the ideal forum for academic discussion and exchange of experiences related to theory and practice of these matters. This publication includes papers presented in this academic event, which served as starting point for discussion and reflection on the challenges that currently we are facing on information organization, cataloging and metadata, as well as the alternatives used by diverse cataloging communities in Mexico and Latin America