Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top 6 Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog Posts of 2015

Librarianship Studies & Information Technology



#LIBRARIANSHIPSTUDIES #LIBRARYSCIENCE

This was the second year of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog. We hope that our posts have been both interesting and helpful to all librarians and library professionals. As 2015 comes to a close, I want to share our most read articles of the year. ... (Visit above link to view this Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog)

Top 10 RDA Blog Posts of 2015 on Resource Description & Access Cataloging

RDA Blog

Top 10 RDA Blog Posts of 2015 on Resource Description & Access Cataloging


#RDABLOG #RDA #CATALOGING

This was the fourth year of RDA Blog on Resource Description and Access(RDA). We hope that our posts have been both interesting and helpful to all librarians and catalogers. As 2015 comes to a close, I want to share our most read articles of the year. ... (Visit above link to view this RDA Blog post)

English Language and Communication Skills

English Language and Communication Skills


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Technology and Gadgets

Technology and Gadgets 


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Lifestyle Positivity Tips

General Lifestyle Positivity Tips


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Education, Learning, Mind Power Tips

General Education, Learning, Mind Power Tips


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Monday, December 28, 2015

Health Fitness Aging

Articles on preventive health fitness and aging shared on the Google+ Collection - Personality Personal & Self Development.

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EXTERNAL LINKS - HEALTHY FOOD AND RECIPIES

EXTERNAL LINKS - NATURAL REMEDIES

EXTERNAL LINKS - EXERCISES AND WORKOUT

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Subject Headings Manual : Glossary of Library & Information Science

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)


http://librarianshipstudies.blogspot.com/2015/11/subject-headings-manual.html

#LIBRARIANSHIPSTUDIES #SUBJECTHEADING #LCSH #SHM

New Post on Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog provides a comprehensive and most up-to-date description of Subject Headings Manual (SHM)

Subject Headings Manual (SHM) provides guidelines to use Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). The manual was originally conceived as an in-house procedure manual to aid subject catalogers at the Library of Congress in constructing and assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) in an accurate and consistent manner. SHM includes explanations of subject cataloging policy, procedures, and practices for the catalogers at Library of Congress in providing LCSH subject headings to bibliographic records and constructing new headings to be included in LCSH. Other libraries who wish to catalog in the same manner as the Library of Congress as well as faculty at schools of library and information science who wish to teach Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to their students should follow the guidelines of the Subject Headings Manual (SHM) ... … … (Visit link mentioned above to read complete article)

This new encyclopedic entry in the Glossary of Library & Information Science of the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog answers following questions about Subject Headings Manual (SHM)
  • What is Subject Headings Manual (SHM)? 
  • What is history of Subject Headings Manual (SHM)? 
  • What is the cost of Subject Headings Manual (SHM)? 
  • How SHM is revised? 
  • Where can we get free SHM? 
  • How to give LCSH in a bibliographic record according to international standards?
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is the most widely used Subject Heading List throughout the world. Even though all libraries use LCSH to provide Subject Heading, most of them are not aware of the proper guidelines and practices for applying LCSH headings. I am saying this from my experience of working in some major libraries in India, namely the National Library of India, Central Reference Library, and the Indian School of Business Library and observing the catalogs of various libraries of different countries and also records in WorldCat database OCLC, world's largest library catalog. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is one of the focus areas of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog. It aims to generate awareness and provide information to librarians and catalogers about Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) based on international standards. Till recently Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Subject Headings Manual (SHM) were available as paid products from LC and were very costly. Now that these are made available for free, it is a great initiative and service by the Library of Congress to the profession of librarianship and libraries should cash this opportunity to provide Subject Headings in their catalogs in the correct way. 

Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog will be more focused on Information Access Through The Subject with special reference to the techniques of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) by use of Classification & Shelflisting Manual (CSM), Subject Headings Manual (SHM), and Classification Web tool of Library of Congress. Librarianship Studies Blog will also highlight the history, development, and techniques of providing classification number using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).

Librarianship Studies & Information Technology (LS & IT) Blog is envisioned as an Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, and Khan Academy of Library and Information Science; an authoritative source for consultation and reference for any library or information profession related issue and a treasure hub of knowledge on Library and Information Science.

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Personality Development Tips for Librarians

Librarians Personality Development

Top Personality and Personal Development Tips for Library and Information Science professionals for Librarians Personality Development:
  1. Groom and Dress Yourself Up
  2. Stand straight, Stand tall
  3. Speak slowly and meticulously
  4. Stop comparing and kill your inner critic
  5. Think positive
  6. Or at least, don't think negative
  7. Try to calm yourself down
  8. Smile often and be emphatic
  9. Focus on problem solving
  10. If you are not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist?
  11. Take care of and improve your health: Do exercises and workout with or without a gym
  12. Do not indulge in self-appreciation 
  13. Be polite to others
  14. Try to be a little clever while talking but don't overdo it 
  15. Take care of your face expression 
  16. Take care of your body language 
  17. Better your English speaking skills 

INSPIRING QUOTES 
  • "I didn't complete my university..."--Bill Gates
  • "I stitched shoes in my childhood..."--Abraham Lincoln 
  • "I used to serve Tea to support my football training..."--Lionel Messi

INSPIRING FACTS



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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) : Assigning and Constructing

Library of Congress Subject Headings LCSH

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) : Assigning and Constructing

http://librarianshipstudies.blogspot.com/2015/12/library-of-congress-subject-headings.html

#LIBRARIANSHIPSTUDIES #LCSH #SUBJECTHEADING #SHM

New Post on Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog provides a comprehensive and most up-to-date description of Assigning and Constructing Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) : Principles, Practices, and Examples From Subject Headings Manual (SHM) Instruction Sheet H 180 (Visit above link to read complete article ... ... ...)



BACKGROUND: This instruction sheet contains general practices followed by the Library of Congress for assigning subject headings to individual works being cataloged and for constructing subject heading strings in the Library of Congress subject heading system. This instruction sheet begins after the initial steps of subject analysis have taken place, that is, after an examination of the item to determine its subject focus and an identification of how that basic subject is expressed with the controlled vocabulary of the Library of Congress subject heading system.
Contents:
1. General rule (how-to assign Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to the work being cataloged) 
2. Cataloging treatment (how-to assign Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) corresponding to the cataloging treatment of the work) 
3. Number of headings (what is the number of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) required in a catalog record) 
4. Specificity (in assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
5. Depth of indexing (how-to assign Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) that most closely correspond to the overall coverage of the work) 
6. General topic and subtopic; principle vs. specific case (how-to assign Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) if a work discusses a general topic with emphasis on a particular subtopic, or presents a principle and illustrates the principle with a specific case or example)
7. Two or three related headings (how-to assign Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) if a heading exists, or can be established, that represents the two or three topics discussed in a work)
8. Rule of three (when it is appropriate to assign up-to three Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
9. Rule of four (when it is appropriate to assign up-to four Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
10. Multi-element topics (How-to assign Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) if a work discusses a complex or compound topic for which a single heading neither exists nor can be practically constructed or established)
11. Additional aspects (How-to assign Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) with important additional aspects, such as limitation to a specific place or time, focus on specific named entities, and presentation in a particular form)
12. Concepts in titles (How-to assign Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to bring out concepts in titles and subtitles)
13. Additional headings (How-to assign additional Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) which are required because of the complex nature of certain topics, or special practices that have been developed for particular topics)
14. Objectivity (Principle to avoid assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) that label topics or express personal value judgments regarding topics or materials)
15. Constructing headings (Examples of different types of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
16. Complete subject heading strings with subdivisions (Addition of subdivisions to Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to complete subject heading strings)

Major Steps in the subject cataloging process: Principles of SLAM

Translate into LCSH

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is the most widely used Subject Heading List throughout the world. Even though all libraries use LCSH to provide Subject Heading, most of them are not aware of the proper guidelines and practices for applying LCSH headings. I am saying this from my experience of working in some major libraries in India, namely the National Library of India, Central Reference Library, and the Indian School of Business Library and observing the catalogs of various libraries of different countries and also records in WorldCat database of OCLC, world's largest library catalog. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is one of the focus areas of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog. It aims to generate awareness and provide information to librarians and catalogers about Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) based on international standards. Till recently Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Subject Headings Manual (SHM) were available as paid products from LC and were very costly. Now that these are made available for free, it is a great initiative and service by the Library of Congress to the profession of librarianship and libraries should cash this opportunity to provide Subject Headings in their catalogs in the correct way using LCSH.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Name of Publisher in RDA & AACR2 & MARC 21 Examples

Resource Description & Access RDA



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New Post on RDA Blog on Resource Description and Access describes how-to give Publisher's Name in Resource Description and Access (RDA) & Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2) with MARC 21 Examples

A publisher's name is the name of a person, family, or corporate body responsible for publishing, releasing, or issuing a resource. For early printed resources, printers and booksellers are treated as publishers. (RDA Rule 2.8.4.1) ... … … (Visit link mentioned above to read complete article)

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About RDA Blog : RDA Blog is a blog on Resource Description and Access (RDA), a new library cataloging standard that provides instructions and guidelines on formulating data for resource description and discovery, organized based on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), intended for use by libraries and other cultural organizations replacing Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). This blog lists description and links to resources on Resource Description & Access (RDA). It is an attempt to bring together at one place all the useful and important information, rules, references, news, and links on Resource Description and AccessFRBRFRADFRSADMARC standardsAACR2BIBFRAME, and other items related to current developments and trends in library cataloging practice. RDA Blog History: RDA Blog was created by Salman Haider, a Cataloging & Metadata Librarian Blogger & Online Social Media Expert from India. RDA Blog embarked on its journey to provide useful information to Resource Description and Access (RDA) in August 2011. It received good response from librarians, catalogers, and library professionals from all around the world. It is interesting to note that the first hundred thousand pageviews to RDA Blog came in 3 years, but it took just 8 months to reach another hundred thousand pageviews. At present it is viewed at a rate of fifteen to twenty thousand times per month. RDA Blog is widely followed in social media. RDA Blog also made it to the list of useful resources of following: