Entry : Cataloguing Enrtry

What is Entry?

A single record of a book in a catalogue, bibliography, etc., to be distinguished from a reference. Specific Entry: A record having as its primary objective to specify a document along with its address. Reference Entry: A record having as its primary objective to draw attention from one item of information to another, or from one form of an item of information into its another form.Entry

According to CCC, entry is an ultimate unit-record in a catalogue or a documentation list. According to AACR, entry is a resisting of a book and record of library holdings. In other words, entry is a recorded elimination of the unit record. It is to enter a thing or information of a documents in a catalogue and arrange in a systematic way. Entries are source of representing documents in a particular sequence and in a particular form. Tauber says, “Entries may bear the description of the volumes entered in a library.” Entries are of many types like entries of classified catalogue (classified part and dictionary part) and entries of dictionary catalogue.


Md. Ashikuzzaman

Work at North South University Library, Bangladesh.

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