Enhancing cataloguing skills with CAI tools using CoPAS to improve novice cataloguers bibliographic description for published conference proceedings

De Silva, S.M. and Zainab, A.N. (2001) Enhancing cataloguing skills with CAI tools using CoPAS to improve novice cataloguers bibliographic description for published conference proceedings. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 33 (1). pp. 15-31.

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Abstract

Reports results of a study, conducted with 27 third-year undergraduate students at the Faculty of Information Studies, MARA Institute of Technology, Shah Alam, Malaysia, to evaluate the effectiveness of CoPAS (Conference Proceeding Adviser System), an expert system adviser designed to train novice cataloguers in creating bibliographic descriptions for nine types of published conference proceedings. Two groups of students were involved: a control group, which was asked to provide bibliographic descriptions for nine types of conference proceedings using AACR2R; and an experimental group, which was asked to undertake similar tasks using CoPAS. Results indicated that the experimental group performed significantly better than the control group. Results also indicated that text knowledge can be reinforced with the use of a computer assisted system, allowing students to perform significantly better in specific cataloguing tasks. Students with longer experience in computer use found it easier to master the use of the system as well as to comprehend the content and flow of information presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia; Cataloging; Bibliographic description; Software; Conference proceeding; Computer aid; System description; Performance evaluation; Asia
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Dept of Library & Information Science Unit
Depositing User: Miss Nur Jannatul Adnin Ahmad Shafawi
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 01:19
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 13:18
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6174

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