The multilingual challenge in bibliographic description and access
15 January 2022
Cataloging has taken many steps towards greater internationalization and inclusion, but one area remains stubbornly intractable: providing transparent access to users despite differences in language of descriptive cataloging and language of subject access. As constructed according to present cataloging practices, bibliographic records contain a number of language-dependent elements. This may be inevitable, but does not have to impede access to resources for a user searching in a language other than the language used for cataloging.
Italian Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science
Multilingual catalogs; bilingual cataloging; bilingual publications; language of cataloging; cross-linguistic subject