a term that describes a series of library activities involving the creation, organization, management, and maintenance of a bibliographic record, which represents an item in a library collection, index or database. Bibliographic control provides access to information and the location of the physical item in the collection by standardizing description and subject access points. The activity includes applying a uniform catalog code, classification systems, name authority, and authorized headings.
How is access provided to a bibliographic record?
there are three ways to access a bibliographic record: Name, Title, and Subject/Heading access.
What are the benefits of standardizing bibliographic records?
the benefits of standardized bibliographic records are they can be shared with other libraries because they are compatible with different systems. The records can be copied and reduce the cost of original cataloging. The management of records is more efficient.
What is the function of bibliographic control?
the purpose of bibliographic control is to: identify, select, and obtain an item by searching the record using the access points (author, title, subject). The results show what the library owns, its scope and currency.
What are the main fields used to provide access in a bibliographic record?
the main fields used to provide access in a record are (1) author, (2) title, (3) subject, cross references, and classed subject, (4) format entry, (5) language entry, and (6) notes.
a collection of bibliographic records in MARC format, maintained on a computer terminal with continuous Internet access. The software used to run the OPAC is not owned by libraries, but does provide standard search and retrieval functions by name, title, subject, genre. The public is provided free access in any public, academic library through a GUI in the library or on the library web page. OPACs also perform other library functions such as administration, acquisition, cataloging, circulation.