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978-0-8108-4037-9 • Hardback • September 2001 • $110.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-4616-7330-9 • eBook • September 2001 • $98.50 • (£76.00)
Richard Smiraglia is Professor at Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University (Brookville, NY).
Part 1 What Is the Nature of a Work?
Chapter 2 The Bibliographic Universe
Chapter 3 Works and the Design of Bibliographic Retrieval Systems
Chapter 4 Works and Texts
Chapter 5 The Digital Imperative: What Is an Electronic Work?
Chapter 6 How Do We Answer the Question: What Is the Nature of a Work?
Part 7 The Concept of the Work in Anglo-American Cataloging: An Historical Narrative
Chapter 8 A Multiplicity of Editions
Chapter 9 The "Literary Unit"
Chapter 10 The International Conference on Cataloguing Principles (1961)
Chapter 11 Defining "The Work"
Chapter 12 From Multiplicity to Bibliographic Relationships
Part 13 Bibliographic Relationships Give Parameters to the Concept of a Work
Chapter 14 The Humphrey Clinker Effect
Chapter 15 A Taxonomy of Bibliographic Relationships
Chapter 16 A Taxonomy of Derivation
Chapter 17 Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records
Chapter 18 Toward Consensus on the Concept of the Work
Part 19 Reflections on the Creative Task: Linguistics, Philosophy, Semiotics, and Bibliography
Chapter 20 Works as Vehicles for Communication
Chapter 21 Volatility of Works—Varieties of Perception in Reception of Works
Chapter 22 Volatility of Texts—Changes in Representation of Works
Chapter 23 Evolution in the Creatorship of Works
Chapter 24 A Work Is a Cultural Phenomenon
Part 25 Defining the Work in Quantitative Terms
Chapter 26 Early Research Indicating the Presence of Derivative Bibliographic Relationships
Chapter 27 Research Describing Derivative Bibliographic Relationships
Chapter 28 Works in Libraries
Chapter 29 The Incidence of Derivative Bibliographic Relationships
Chapter 30 Characteristics of Works with Bibliographic Families
Chapter 31 Summarizing the Data
Part 32 The Constitution of Bibliographic Families
Chapter 33 Qualitative Analysis of Bibliographic Families
Chapter 34 Evolution of Works
Part 35 Toward a Theory of the Work
Chapter 36 The Paradigm of the Work
Chapter 37 The Social Role of Works
Chapter 38 The Quantitative Evidence
Chapter 39 Methodological Implications
Chapter 40 The Parameters of a Theory of the Work
Chapter 41 Implications for Knowledge Organization
Chapter 42 Conclusion
I can highly recommend this book to library science professors, catalogers, and information organization experts as a seminal work on this topic, one that will guide and direct future research in this area for many years to come.
— Portal: Libraries and the Academy
Richard Smiraglia has produced a timely contribution: the first book-length exploration of the concept of the work in bibliographic description.
— Knowledge Organization
Interdisciplinary, thought-provoking, and carefully researched, this book serves as a prompt for contemplation, analysis and additional research on how and why we organize and / or retrieve knowledge.
— College & Research Libraries