An Examination of the Quality of Catalogue Records of Management Institutes in India
Keywords:Catalogue Evaluation, Cataloguing Quality, Library of Congress, Management Libraries, Metadata, Online Public Access Catalogues (OPAC) Quality
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine the quality of catalogue records in the top five management institutes in India. The present study attempts to investigate the error rate found in the catalogue records of five management institutes by comparing with bibliographic records of Library of Congress (LoC). The study analysed the accuracy of 293 catalogue records. The errors in the data were listed and categorised as major and minor errors. The finding shows that while LoC records are absolutely error free, the quality of catalogue records of management institutes, on the other hand, was far from acceptable level. 1093 errors from 251 records were found amounting to 4.35 errors per record. These results show that there is a need for libraries in India to take up the bibliographic data entry more seriously than ever before.
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