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Dissertation Information for Upinder Kumar Tikku

NAME:
- Upinder Kumar Tikku

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- University of Pittsburgh (USA) (1981)

ADVISORS:
- Jay E. Daily

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Richard Andrew Krzys
- James G. Williams
- Patrick R. Penland
- Donald Shirey

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: USE OF CORPORATE ENTRIES FOR THE LITERATURE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: A BIBLIOMETRIC INVESTIGATION OF OCLC DATA BASE

Abstract: This study was undertaken with the conviction that to solve the problems of cataloging, the product, i.e., the catalog itself should be examined. The availability of large catalogs on online like OCLC provided an excellent tool to design such a study. The objectives of this study were fourfold, (a) to study the extent of use of the corporate body entries for the literature in science and technology in the catalog; (b) to look for the justification of making corporate body entries in the catalog; (c) to study the catalog system for finding solutions to its own cataloging problems through unobtrusive measures; (d) to study whether or not the application of the two set of rules, i.e., AACR 2 and CCC for corporate entries yield an empirical hyperbolic distribution.

To collect data, an access was made to the OCLC through American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1950-1977 (ABPRC). The data retrieved in print format from the OCLC were processed with the help of the computers using SPSS as well as other special programs written in FORTRAN for the purpose.

Three hypotheses were tested. The significant findings were, (a) the frequency of use of corporate body entries for the literature in science and technology was high, (i.e., thirteen per cent); (b) the availability of the literature in science and technology in variety of forms of work would continue to warrant corporate body entry despite efforts made to curtail the number of such entries by revising the current cataloging rules such as in AACR 2; (c) the application of cataloging rules for corporate body entry in Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules; 2d ed. (AACR 2) and Ranganathan's Classified Catalogue Code..., 5th ed. (CCC) followed an empirical hyperbolic distribution as shown through the Dalziel, Bradford and Kendall-Yule models; (d) there existed a set of "core" rules for corporate body main entries in AACR 2 and CCC; (e) a mechanism was shown to exist for the theoretical prediction of the number of cataloging rules given the number of entries and vice-versa.

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