The Use Of The Internet For Cataloguing And Classification
The increasing demand for access to library holdings in many libraries via the catalogue (traditional card catalogue or the Online Public Access catalogue (OPAC) has added to catalogers' workload in regards to information dissemination. The internet is democratizing information, empowering the masses and allowing the users access to a vast array of resources. It is significantly altering the work of catalogers. This paper discusses approaches to utilize various online library catalogues to facilitate cataloguing processes for bibliographic benefits. References will be made to the University of Lagos Library where success has been recorded as a result of use of various online catalogues to complement the tools used in classifying library materials.
The Information Technologist Vol. 5 (2) 2008: pp. 31-35