OCLC Office of Research visiting scholar completes quality control of cataloging rules research

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 17, 1994--Shoichi Taniguchi, research associate at the University of Library and Information Science, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan, has just completed a year of service as an OCLC Office of Research Visiting Distinguished Scholar.

While at OCLC, Mr. Taniguchi researched the quality control of cataloging rules as a means of achieving bibliographic database control. This research attempted to develop programmatic tools to analyze the characteristics and internal structure of current cataloging rules from multiple points of view.

Mr. Taniguchi will publish the results of his studies in the journal literature. For advance copies of Mr. Taniguchi's research or more information about the Visiting Scholar program at OCLC, contact Keith Shafer, OCLC office of research and special projects, (800) 848-5878 or (614) 761-5049.

Mr. Taniguchi received a bachelor of arts degree in library science from the National College of Library Science, Japan, and a bachelor of arts degree in library and information science from the University of Library and Information Science, Japan. His visit to OCLC was sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Japan.

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