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1st Edition

Works as Entities for Information Retrieval

ISBN 9780203049624
Published November 12, 2012 by Routledge
282 Pages

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Book Description

Examine domain-specific research about works and the problems inherent in their storage and retrieval!

This book addresses the issue of focusing on known-item identification and retrieval vs. collocation and retrieval of works in the construction of catalogs. Works as Entities for Information Retrieval reports significant research on the role of works as key entities for information retrieval, focusing on the importance of works in information-need and the importance of recognizing and using the work entity in the construction of bibliographic databases, Internet search engines, etc.

This single source brings together librarians and scholars from around the world—the United States, Denmark, Canada, Australia, and India—to examine the most recent research on works and on systems to facilitate their retrieval. They share their expertise on essential aspects of works cataloging, including:

  • record clustering for works of fiction
  • ways to define and categorize video works
  • conceptualizing the bibliographic record as text
  • the semiotics of scientific works
  • performed works and AACR2R
  • ways to catalog scientific models
  • cataloging digitized rare books and electronic texts
  • cataloging cartographic materials as works—with three fascinating case studies
  • and more!
Works as Entities for Information Retrieval will bring you up to date on essential aspects of works-related cataloging, including analyzing networks of related works; canonicity and the rate of evolution of works; epistemology and taxonomy; user-stipulated interaction with catalog displays of works; searcher-defined attributes of bibliographic works; works in relation to digital resources; and domain-specific analyses of video, scientific, cartographic, performance, theological, and digital works. Make it a part of your professional collection today!

Table of Contents

  • Further Reflections on the Nature of ‘A Work’: An Introduction
  • Transforming Catalog Displays: Record Clustering for Works of Fiction
  • Modeling Videos as Works
  • Materiality of Works: The Bibliographic Record as Text
  • Introduction to a Semiotic of Scientific Meaning, and Its Implications for Access to Scientific Works on the Web
  • Lucy Is “Enceinte:” The Power of an Action in Defining a Work
  • Scientific Models as Works
  • Works and Digital Resources in the Catalog: Electronic Versions of Book of Urizen, The Kelmscott Chaucer and Robinson Crusoe
  • Cartographic Materials as Works
  • Composite Multimedia Works on CD: Catalogue Entry According to ISBD(ER) and AACR2 Revision 1998
  • Providing Access to Collected Works
  • Bridget’s Revelations, William of Ockham’s Tractatus, and Doctrine and Covenants: Qualitative Analysis and Epistemological Perspectives on Theological Works
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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