عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Purpose: Study of level, accuracy and mistakes of serial bibliographic records entered into the catalogue of National Library and Archives of Iran.
Methodology: The population of this survey consists of 12700 Persian serial records in RASA, 375 of which selected as sample (25125 fields). Data was collected using a checklist created based on UNIMARC guideline for serial cataloging.
Results: Twelve percent (12%) of fields have data and 88% do not. Sixty-five percent (65%) of data are accurate while 35% are not. The most mistakes belong to non-Unicode fields with 49% followed by unauthorized by 33%. Cataloger mistake in choosing the right field was seen in 11.5% of fields, additional character and words in 4%, incomplete data in 2% and spelling errors in 0.5%. Data entrance was mostly neglected in block 4 (linking data) and 5 (title data).
Conclusion: Lack of an accurate and well-defined policy for cataloging and cataloger mistakes are the main factors for bibliographic data deficiencies. It is suggested that National Library and Archive of Iran (NLAI) prepare a comprehensive guideline for serial cataloging.