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Visibility of Sri Lankan Publication in the Database of the Library of Congress

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S. Ketheeswaren

University of Jaffna, LK
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Visibility of online catalogues will contribute data for many aspects such as creating uniform catalogues in libraries and ranking of libraries, authors, publishers, and institutions. The Cataloguing in Publication is the description of cataloguing the record for a book, which is obtained by the publishers just prior to their book publication for printing the same on the verso of the book title page while making them available online. Library of Congress provides online access to its Cataloguing in Publication and other catalogue data. The paper identifies the online visibility for catalogue data for the national publications in the Library of Congress. The finding shows that the coverage of national publications in the Library of Congress database is not satisfactory. A critical decline of online catalogue data from the LC is identified after the year of 2007, and the expected values for online catalogue record numbers for the year from 2007 to 2016 were measured using a fitting curve. Another finding of this study reveals that publications in the social science discipline get more online catalogue data from the LC. Necessary discussion and interpretation for these trends have been made throughout the paper using Tables and Figures.
How to Cite: Ketheeswaren, S., 2018. Visibility of Sri Lankan Publication in the Database of the Library of Congress. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 21(1), pp.40–52. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jula.v21i1.7910
Published on 10 May 2018.
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