Opening the library catalogue up to the Web: a view from South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author De Jager, Karin en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-28T14:14:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-28T14:14:17Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Jager, K. 2007. Opening the library catalogue up to the Web: a view from South Africa. Information Development. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0266-6669 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8899
dc.description This is a post-print of the published version of a SAGE Journal article available on: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266666907075634. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract While libraries still spend much time and money on building and maintaining catalogues according to accepted international standards, there is considerable evidence that users are inclined to bypass libraries and their catalogues in their search for information and to rely solely on information provided by web search engines. This paper discusses the different and sometimes conflicting needs of on the one hand instant information seekers and on the other the needs of scholars that may be better served by information not obtainable by web searching alone. It proposes that one way of promoting and facilitating catalogue use is to include records for remote electronic resources into online catalogues, so that information about both print and electronic resources could be retrieved by a single search. The paper concludes by reporting on a survey done at a training workshop on the cataloguing of electronic resources, which was held by the Library and Information Association of South Africa's Interest Group for Bibliographic Standards, in July 2006. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher SAGE en_ZA
dc.source Information Development en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266666907075634 en_ZA
dc.title Opening the library catalogue up to the Web: a view from South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Postprint en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Information Literacy en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation De Jager, K. (2007). Opening the library catalogue up to the Web: a view from South Africa. <i>Information Development</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8899 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation De Jager, Karin "Opening the library catalogue up to the Web: a view from South Africa." <i>Information Development</i> (2007) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8899 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation De Jager K. Opening the library catalogue up to the Web: a view from South Africa. Information Development. 2007; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8899. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - De Jager, Karin AB - While libraries still spend much time and money on building and maintaining catalogues according to accepted international standards, there is considerable evidence that users are inclined to bypass libraries and their catalogues in their search for information and to rely solely on information provided by web search engines. This paper discusses the different and sometimes conflicting needs of on the one hand instant information seekers and on the other the needs of scholars that may be better served by information not obtainable by web searching alone. It proposes that one way of promoting and facilitating catalogue use is to include records for remote electronic resources into online catalogues, so that information about both print and electronic resources could be retrieved by a single search. The paper concludes by reporting on a survey done at a training workshop on the cataloguing of electronic resources, which was held by the Library and Information Association of South Africa's Interest Group for Bibliographic Standards, in July 2006. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Information Development LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 SM - 0266-6669 T1 - Opening the library catalogue up to the Web: a view from South Africa TI - Opening the library catalogue up to the Web: a view from South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8899 ER - en_ZA


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