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F H Ayres – 1st expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • Twenty-five years of Bibliographic Control research at the university of Bradford
    Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 2007
    Co-Authors: F H Ayres, J. M. Ridley


    SUMMARY This article describes cooperation between Bradford University Library and the Department of Computing that has resulted in nine research projects over a twenty-five year period on various aspects of Bibliographic Control. It recounts the origins of the Universal Standard Bibliographic Code (USBC) and its development for the identification of both books and non-book material. It then describes various aspects of the projects including simulating the merging necessary to set up a national database, the cleaning of a database, its use in inter-library lending, and its application together with expert systems for the quality Control of databases. The final project is BOPAC that has used modern technology to create faster and better access to a number of library catalogues worldwide and has demonstrated that authority Control in its present form is not effective.

  • Bibliographic Control at the cross roads
    Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 1995
    Co-Authors: F H Ayres


    At the beginning of the eighties the Library Establishment was engaged in a battle with the heretics over the implementation of AACR2. Those who were in favour of the new code wanted immediate implementation. The critics, however, wanted delay, arguing that the disruption of implementation would damage library services and be very expensive. They also argued that delay would mean that progress in automation would make implementation easier in a few years’ time. No one would claim that the early implementation was a complete disaster. Few, however, could pretend that it made a dramatic impact in improving the quality of our catalogues while some would argue that it had made them worse. Since there are no figures for the cost of the implementation, the critics are justified in arguing that the Library of Congress and the British Library paid a heavy price in order to ensure that implementation took place. Today we face a new challenge. Bibliographic Control is at a stage of development which could lead to a dramatic improvement in its scope and effectiveness. This will not be done by producing another edition of AACR. Nor will it be done by maintaining that the main entry is essential. Horizons need to be widened. Principles need to be reexamined. New methods need to be considered and the whole exercise must be linked to automation and not the traditional methods of the past. This paper is an attempt to look at some of the possibilities.

Ina Fourie – 2nd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • History of Bibliographic Control in South Africa
    , 2020
    Co-Authors: Ina Fourie, Marlene Burger


    This article covers the history of Bibliographic Control in South Africa, with the focus on the legislation regulating legal deposits and a national agency for Bibliographic Control, and the various role players (eg interest groups, Bibliographic networks, the national archival service and service providers for Bibliographic Control tools). A selection of Bibliographic Control tools, including union catalogues, bibliographies, indexes and databases, as well as advisory groups and research reports, are also discussed.

  • Bibliographic Control in south africa
    International cataloguing and bibliographic control, 2007
    Co-Authors: Burger Marlene, Ina Fourie


    Presented at the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC): 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council, 19 August 2007. Division IV. URL:

Zeng Wei-zhong – 3rd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • New Trends of American Bibliographic Control in Digital Environment
    Journal of the Library Science Society of Sichuan, 2008
    Co-Authors: Zeng Wei-zhong


    By expounding RFBC、FAST and project of DLF’s digital culture resource,the article analyzes new trends of American Bibliographic Control in digital environment.