Hider, P. & Harvey, R. (2008). Organising Knowledge in a Global Society. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Charles Sturt University Press.
GORMAN: [Interesting perspectives on organisational luddism about discipline with sources, becoming more distinct as a new generation of lazy technophiles eschew not only knowledge preceding their era, but any kind of structured cataloguing and indexing, making reliable retrieval/referencing moot] (pp. 7-8.)
CATALOGUES & USERS: [H&H take the view that catalogue users should take the time to familiarise themselves with how catalogues work. Why? If alternative searches succeed more quickly, without any knowledge that results are worse, is it not incumbent on cataloguers to explain their projects more engagingly?] (p. 10.)
OPAC: H&H say this relies on expensive computer equipment (p. 20). Really? Aren’t staff costs to do this manually higher? Locking systems into proprietary software or standards is where the costs are.
METRICS: Keeping tabs on how a system is actually used has been used a method for improvement (p. 21). About time this caught on!
INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS: Promising cooperative work, but not, I think, user-focused (pp. 24-25).
AACR2: Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2nd ed.
AEI: Australian Education index
ATED: Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors
DDC: Dewey Decimal Classification
ERIC: Educational resource Information Centre
ICABS: IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) – CDNL (Conference of Directors of National Libraries) Alliance for Bibliographic Standards – so IFLA-CDNL = ICABS. What a perfect way to demonstrate librarians shouldn’t be allowed to develop typologies.
ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description
ISBN: International Standard Book Number
KWIC: Key Word In Context
KWOC: Key Word Out of Context
LLC: Library of Congress Classification
MARC: Machine Readable Cataloguing
OPAC: Online Public Access Catalogue
PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service
RILM: Abstracts of Music Literature