Published on December 5, 2007
On the Razor’s Edge: On the Razor’s Edge Between Local and Overall Needs in Knowledge Organization Slide2: K.U.Leuven University Library LIBIS Net: LIBIS Net Overall vs. local : Overall vs. local Local - needs - solutions Overall needs solutions Subject indexing: Subject indexing Overall level: - UDC - LCSH - MeSH Local level (“local keywords”): - local classifications - local subject headings Local level: Problems: Local level: Problems - Variety in content - Variety in application - Only locally visible Overall level: Problems: Overall level: Problems - Low rate of catalogued documents - Problematic interface Other problems: Other problems - Time-consuming for librarians - Overall solutions not flexible enough Consequence: Consequence Librarians choose local solutions New policy: New policy … with the same subject cataloging schemes: - MeSH - LCSH - UDC Why UDC?: Why UDC? - Universal - Flexible - Faceted - Multilingual, customizable AF Flexibility in use of UDC will be encouraged The idea behind: The idea behind Virtual library shelves: - Subject categories rather than subject terms - Less effort - Efficient subject-search New Interface E-sources: New Interface E-sources - Local input - Hidden UDC - Easily accessible growing conscious-ness of overall ánd local needs Slide14: http://librisource.libis.be/LS/LS New Interface OPAC: New Interface OPAC - Thesaurus-like search - Visible UDC structure - Refining by UDC class - Search by UDC Maximal accessi-bility Slide17: http://bibserv.libis.kuleuven.ac.be/ipacbin/Connect The idea behind: The idea behind Combine the advantages of word system and classification Important advantages: Important advantages - Easy search on words - Hierarchical overview of search terms - Multilingual potential - Faceted and flexible - Algorithm applicable to other KOS Fine feathers …: Fine feathers … … don’t make fine birds Many other things to do …: Many other things to do … - Further development of the interface - Update UDC authority file - Translation of UDC authority file Parallel projects: Parallel projects - Linking local subject methods to UDC - Linking shelf numbers to UDC - Experiments with (semi) automatic classification New library system (Aleph 500) …: New library system (Aleph 500) … … new perspectives: - Stress on word search - UDC authority file > UDC authority records (MARC21) - UDC hierarchy Balance between local and global needs: Balance between local and global needs - Constant challenge - Essential for good service of our library
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