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Current Trends in Cataloguing and the Challenges of a Cataloguer in the Digital Age

Esse, Ugwunwa C. (2013) Current Trends in Cataloguing and the Challenges of a Cataloguer in the Digital Age. INFORMATION IMPACT: JOURNAL OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, 4 (2). pp. 16-23. ISSN 2141 - 4297

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The paper explains the cho/lenges faced by cmaloguers in this oge of Information explosion and Information Communication Technology ( ICT) and the attendant innovations and trends that are required to cope in this ne1v em•ironment. Cmaloguing is 110t just building a catalogue, but about providing users with timely access to il({ormation rele\'Clnt to their needs. The task of ident(fying resources collected by libraries, results in rich metadata that can he used for many purposes. It involves describing resources and showing their relmionships to persons, families, corporate bodies and other resources, thereby enabling users to navigate through {ibraries to quickly get information they need. The metadata constructed throughout the life cycle of a resource is especially valuable to many types of users, from creators of resources to publishers, subscription agents, book vendors, resource aggregators, system vendors, libraries and other institutions, and end users. The new international cataloguing code, RDA (resource description and access) is discussed in this paper, with a view to meet .fundamental user tasks in a way thor produces well-formed, interconnected metadata for the digital environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cataloguing, RDA, digital environment, metadata, resources description
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 12:54
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 12:54

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