ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8944-178X

Document Type

Article

Date

10-11-2018

Keywords

cataloging, design, research questions, taxonomy

Language

English

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

This paper asserts that many research questions (RQs) in cataloging reflect design-based RQs, rather than traditional scientific ones. To support this idea, a review of existing discussions of RQs is presented to identify prominent types of RQs, including design-based RQs. RQ types are then classified into a taxonomic framework and compared with RQs from the Everyday Cataloger Concerns project, which aimed to identify important areas of research from the perspective of practicing catalogers. This comparative method demonstrates the ways in which the research areas identified by cataloging practitioners reflect design RQs—and therefore require design approaches and methods to answer them.

ISSN

0163-9374

Additional Information

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly on 11 Oct 2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2018.1491437

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2018.1491437

Source

submission

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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