An Investigation into the Diligence in Metadata Records of Mysore University Library
Accuracy in cataloguing records is of paramount importance in catalogues. It is not difficult to imagine that errors in the metadata hamper the retrieval of bibliographic records. The present study attempts to investigate the error rate found in the metadata records of the Mysore University Library (MUL). The MUL is one of the oldest university libraries in the country, India. The study selected and analysed the accuracy of 624 metadata records of the Mysore University Library along with 491 records of Library of Congress (LoC). The assessment of the selected records discerned two main types of errors notably: Major and Minor errors. These findings illustrate and prove that the percentage of error rate in MUL is higher than that of LoC. Consequently, the study highlighted that the prevailing error ratio between both institutions reaches almost up to 5:1 (MUL: LoC).
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