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Auditing catalogue quality by random sampling

8. A revised technique for the catalogue audit tool

The catalogue audit tool is successful as piloted for evaluating the accuracy of bibliographic records. It should be considered just part of a toolkit for testing catalogue quality, along with such tools as the collection-to-catalogue test for completeness, focused checks of the validity and appropriateness of assigned name and subject headings, evaluations of serials cataloguing and duplicate detection.

8.1 Worksheet

Control number: ______________________________________
Date of cataloguing: ______________________________________

If the catalogue record lists no copies held for this item, record code Z or tick this box [ ]

Please tick a box for each field in the catalogue record, or note the codes against each record (for example T2 S1 M3). For author and subject headings, consider only whether they match the form given in the authority file.

acceptable incorrect or missing not applicable code
Group 1  
Personal authors       A
Corporate authors       C
Subject headings       D
Group 2  
Title       T
Series       S
Group 3  
Material description       M
Statement of responsibility       R
Edition       E
Imprint       I
Physical description       P
Language       L
Genre / category       G
Location / branch ID       B
Notes       N
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If there are other errors in the record (for example absence of uniform title) then list them below but do NOT count them in the statistics.

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Owen Massey McKnight <owen.mcknight@worc.ox.ac.uk>