Standaardisasie van Suid-Afrikaanse name in bibliografiese databasisse

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. B.L. Oosthuizen en_US
dc.contributor.author Snyman, Maria Magdalena Margaretha
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-05T09:42:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-05T09:42:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-05
dc.date.submitted 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7010
dc.description D.Litt. et Phil. en_US
dc.description.abstract The need for an authority list for South African names has been expressed on various occasions. The general aim with this study was to determine the reasons for this need and propose an effective solution to the problem. At the hand of a comprehensive literature study an overview was given of what authority control is, why name authority control is necessary and the problems experienced during name authority control. This literature study was done for two reasons, namely to: Use the information obtained in this way, as a basis to analyse the South African situation in regard to the standardisation of South African names. To clear up the existing, ignorance in South Africa about the nature, aim and necessity for standardisation of names. In the light of the poor quality of records imported by participating libraries into the South African cooperative databases, it was concluded that the participating libraries are not really aware of the impact the standard of their work has on resource sharing and shared cataloguing. By providing this background information an attempt is made to make libraries and information services aware of the importance of. the standardisation of names on national and international levels. With the basic information on name authority control as starting point, the South African situation was investigated with regard to standardisation of South African names. Important roleplayers were interviewed in order to determine how they go about standardising South African names and to identify the problems experienced with the standardisation of names. In order to get a better understanding of the problems the roleplayers experience, a sample of names was taken from the name authority file of the South African National Bibliography (SANB). The sample of names was identified by random sampling. The minimum size of the sample was determined by using, s statistical formula. The sample of names was analysed regarding_ variations in names, the same name for different people as well as changes in corporate names. A critical analysis of the South African situation regarding the standardisation of South African names was done, using all the information gathered. In order to find a solution to all the problems experienced, two models were proposed, namely a traditional model and a model consisting of an alphanumeric code. The two models were compared to each other in order to determine which one of the two models would be the most effective for the standardisation of South African names. In the presentation of the one model a programme was developed in order to practically demonstrate the model and to test its viability. During the comparison of the two models the ordinal and interval scales of _ measurement were used. At the hand of the results of the measurements, the most effective model for the standardisation of South African names was proposed. Thus, an answer was provided to the original problem statement namely: How can a standardised list of South African names be compiled cost-effectively in order to make names available timeously for use by libraries and information services nationally and internationally? en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Personal names (Cataloging) - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Name authority records (Information retrieval) - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Cataloging - South Africa en_US
dc.title Standaardisasie van Suid-Afrikaanse name in bibliografiese databasisse en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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