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1 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Dewey Breakfast ALA Annual Conference New Orleans, LA 24 June 2006 Julianne Beall Library of Congress Diane Vizine-Goetz OCLC Research Using Dewey to Improve Access to Fiction

2 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Fiction: broad and narrow definitions Broad definition: Stories of imagined events, e.g., novels, short stories, fairy tales, fables, films, comics, interactive fiction Narrow definition: Fictional prose--only novels or short stories

3 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center OCLC FictionFinder uses narrow definition Good representation of textual novels and short stories Inconsistent, limited coverage of fiction in poetry and drama, comics and graphic novels No coverage of television and films Based on MARC coding for fiction in existing catalog records

4 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center FictionFinder Slide 1 A search for Jane Austen in FictionFinder illustrates the prototypes good coverage of textual novels Slide 2 A search for Fantastic four illustrates the uneven coverage of comics and graphic novels

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7 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Comic books & graphic novels Many works and editions are missing from FictionFinder because Literary form not coded fiction or comic strips For example, Fantastic four: into the breach is missing, but would be included if FictionFinder used a broader definition of fictionFantastic four: into the breach

8 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Expanding coverage of FictionFinder This study aims to expand the coverage of FictionFinder To include fiction in comics, graphic novels, television, and films For people interested in finding a good story, regardless of form or format Using the Dewey Decimal Classification

9 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Dewey categories This study also seeks to display results in categories based on Dewey numbers in records, e.g.: English fiction Comics and graphic novels Movies and films Television

10 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Live Search Slide 1 The Live Search prototype, developed by Thom Hickey, presents the results of a search for Jane Austen categorized by Dewey Slide 2 The results list is limited to Public Performances (DDC 791) which includes a BBC television production and a film version of Pride and Prejudice

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13 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Dewey 700s vs. 800s 700 The arts Fine and decorative arts Formats that combine literary text with other arts Comic books, opera, theater, films, television 800 Literature (Belles-lettres) and rhetoric Limited to purely textual works

14 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Dewey numbers to be added to an expanded FictionFinder Comic books, graphic novels, fotonovelas, cartoons, caricatures, comic strips Motion pictures Television Selected subdivisions of these numbers

15 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center References & Links Beall, Julianne, and Diane Vizine-Goetz. Forthcoming. Finding Fiction: Facilitating Access to Works of the Imagination Scattered by Form and Format. In Knowledge Organization for a Global Learning Society. Ninth International ISKO Conference, Vienna, Austria, 4- 7 July 2006, International Society for Knowledge Organization. Dewey Decimal Classification

16 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center References & Links Hickey, Thom Work in progress. Outgoing : Library metadata techniques and trends. /work_in_progres.html /work_in_progres.html OCLC Research


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