Cases of information sources in a traditional catalogue Case A user knows

Cases of information sources in a traditional

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Cases of information sources in a traditional catalogue: Case A: user knows author, but does not know the title of the desired work Uses alphabetic catalogue of authors names; Looks within the catalogue until he fi nds the desired author; Writes down the location identi fi cation details; and Goes to the identi fi ed location to fi nd the desired work. 68 6 Information Search Strategies
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Case B: user knows the domain of the desired publication, but does not know the author Uses the systematic catalogue, where UDC class identi fi es the searched domain; Looks within the respective fi le until he identi fi es the desired publication; Writes down the source identi fi cation details; and Goes to the identi fi ed location to fi nd the desired work. Example of research in traditional library Research theme: forestry. Understanding the concept Search in dictionaries or encyclopedias with de fi nition term forestry . Establishing keywords De fi nitions of forestry generate several keywords including: Forestry; Forest cultivation; Forest arrangement; Forest exploitation; Forest protection; and Forest. Identi fi cation of information sources In traditional alphabetic and systematic catalogues, there are two types of infor- mation sources: Printed: Atlases; Dictionaries; Encyclopedias; Books; Brochures; and Journals. Non-printed: Audio/video records; and Databases (collections of information stored to be accessed by computer). 6.1 Traditional Library Catalogues 69
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Case A: user knows the author, but does not know the title of the desired work Uses alphabetic catalogue of the fi le, according to author s names; Looks within the respective fi le until he identi fi es the desired author; Writes down the identi fi cation details for location on the library shelf; and Goes to the identi fi ed location and fi nds the desired work; User looks for a work written by Iosif Leahu, but does not know the title; Looks in alphabetic catalogue for letter L; Within the letter L records, he browses the cards until he identi fi es the required author: Leahu; Writes down the identi fi cation details for location on the library shelf; and Goes to the identi fi ed location to fi nd the desired information, namely the book Amenajarea P ă durilor. Case B: user knows the work domain but does not know the author Uses the systematic catalogue, where at the appropriate class he will fi nd the desired domain; Looks within the respective fi le until he identi fi es the required work; Writes down the identi fi cation details for location on the library shelf; and Goes to the identi fi ed location and fi nds the desired information. User looks for a publication in the Forestry domain, namely Amenajarea p ă durilor , but does not know its author: Looks in the systematic catalogue (on human knowledge domains) where at class 63 he will fi nd the desired domain, respectively Forestry; Looks through the respective fi le until he identi fi es the required work: Amena- jarea p ă durilor ; Writes down the identi fi
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