Re: Problems with Blackwell TOCs?
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- Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 19:32:05 -0800
- From: Noelle Van Pulis <vanpulis.1@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Problems with Blackwell TOCs?
My understanding is that authority work USED TO BE done on the author names
but has not been for some time. The former authority work is why some of
the headings do have dates, for example.
We also have the names indexed in our author index. This introduces many
'first time use' headings that actually are not. And due to sheer volume
(ca. 4000 TOC records per month with multiple times as many 'new' names) we
have decided only to correct those that are reported or found while working
in the database.
--Noelle Van Pulis
At 12:03 PM 3/30/01 -0500, Judith A. Vaughan-Sterling wrote:
>Have those of you loading the table of contents records from Blackwell
>noticed that the authority work is not done very well (those of you who
>know me probably realize I am restraining myself)? We index these names
>in our author index, and today I came across a fellow with the unlikely
>name of Q.C., Conrad Dehn, who was accompanied in another record by
>Q.C., Jeffrey Jowell. And this is the tip of the icberg. I spend *hours*
>reconciling authority problems with table of contents entries. It's
>enough to make me wish we weren't indexing the entries, although this
>service gets high praise from public services staff. But we are paying
>for authority work on these headings, right?
>Judith A. Vaughan-Sterling Voice: 215/898-7299
>Principal Catalog Librarian Internet: jvaughan@xxxxxxxxxx
>Biddle Law Library Fax: 215/898-6619
>3460 Chestnut Street
>Philadelphia, PA 19104-3406
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Noelle Van Pulis
Assoc. Professor &
Coordinator, Catalog Maintenance
and Authority Control
Cataloging Department, Rm. 030
The Ohio State University Libraries
1858 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
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