A Conceptual Model for Cataloging Process

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This paper proposes a general model for the cataloging process at the conceptual level or, to be precise, a method to develop such a conceptual model. A general model independent of any situation/system or cataloging code is developed in the four phases. Functional and non-functional requirements are first specified by use of the concept 'orientedness.' Second, a core model is build, which consists of (a) cataloger tasks, (b) basic event patterns under each task, (c) action patterns applicable to each event, and (d) orientedness involved in an event-action pair. Third, the core model is propagated to reflect the characteristics of an individual data element and also a certain class of materials. Finally, the propagated model is defined by choosing pairs of event and action patterns in the model while referring to orientedness indicated in each event-action pair, in order to match a particular situation. As a result, a set of event-action pairs reflecting specific requirements through categories of orientedness is obtained, and consistent conceptual design can therefore be attained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-570
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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