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McClain, Patrick D.

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Works: 10 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 10 library holdings
Roles: Research team member
Classifications: Z695.83, 025.04
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Publications by Patrick D McClain
Most widely held works by Patrick D McClain
OCLC Office of Research examines Web-accessible information to find order in chaos by Brian F Lavoie( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Top 100 serials in WorldCat by Patrick D McClain( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Top 100 monographic records in OCLC libraries by Patrick D McClain( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Four-figure cutter tables by Edward T O'Neill( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The resolution power of the cutter tables has diminished due to growth in library collections and the increasing incidence of corporate name and title main entries. Heavily used cutter numbers routinely require adjustment to prevent shelflist conflicts and to establish unique call numbers. OCLC's expanded cutter tables balance the distribution of main entries over the cutter table entries and eliminate some of the manual processing required to complete call numbers in Dewey classes with extensive holdings. The expanded cutter tables are compatible with existing two-figure or three-figure schemes, but also include new features that enhance their versatility and facilitate algorithmic cuttering
A methodology for sampling the World Wide Web by Edward T O'Neill( file )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The rapid growth in the number of libraries providing Web access services has created a need for reliable, timely statistics characterizing the content of Web-accessible information. The size of the Web makes it impractical to develop descriptive statistics based on an exhaustive survey. An alternative approach is to collect a representative sample of Web pages. This report describes a methodology for sampling the content of the Web through the use of randomly generated IP addresses
Top 100 monographic records in WorldCat by Patrick D McClain( file )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Database created by CORC project continues to grow by Patrick D McClain( file )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The database for the CORC project was created on Jan. 15, 1999, with 175,341 records from the OCLC NetFirst and OCLC InterCat databases
Copy cataloging practices use of the call number by Dewey libraries by Edward T O'Neill( file )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
As a service to the library community, the Library of Congress adds Dewey Decimal numbers to approximately two-thirds of the books receiving full cataloging at the Library of Congress. This substantially reduces the cataloging effort required by Dewey libraries. However, shelflisting is still a major expense for individual libraries. Copy catalogers frequently modify the call number to meet local needs. Even libraries that accept LC classification without revision may adjust the cutter number to avoid conflicts in their local catalog. Dewey libraries usually add a cutter number or cutter-like addition to the class number and may modify the Dewey Decimal number itself. OCLC and the Library of Congress jointly conducted a study of library cuttering practice to learn the extent and types of changes made to call numbers--particularly cutter numbers--during copy cataloging. The study looked at how both Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal call numbers are used by OCLC member libraries. This paper discusses findings related to the use of the Dewey Decimal numbers. The use of the Library of Congress call numbers will be reported later
Cutter by Forest Press( file )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
OCLC's expanded cutter tables balance the distribution of main entries over the cutter table entries and eliminate some of the manual processing required to complete call numbers in Dewey classes with extensive holdings. The expanded cutter tables are compatible with existing two-figure or three-figure schemes, but also include new features that enhance their versatility and facilitate algorithmic cuttering
Web Characterization Project an analysis of metadata usage on the Web by Edward T O'Neill( file )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Discovery and description of Web resources are currently facilitated by the use of metadata. Although much work has been conducted in developing metadata architectures and standards, few studies have undertaken to assess current metadata usage in Web documents. An analysis of this kind is challenging in view of the difficulty of data collection. A practical approach is to collect a representative sample of Web documents, from which valid inferences can be made concerning the Web as a whole. The Web Characterization Project has developed a methodology for extracting a valid sample from the Web. Using data from a sample collected in June 1998, this paper characterizes the use of metadata in Web documents
 
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