عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Purpose: To explore the process of subject analysis of books in National Library of Iran (NLI) and identify the effective factors based on viewpoints of catalogers and authority contol experts.
Methodology: The research approach is qualitative. Nine experts were selected using snowball sampling and interviewed. Grounded theory used for data analysis in three stages coding.
Results: Personal ability and qualification of experts is a major significance. Some important guidelines must be considered such as spending a reasonable amount of time for analysis, consulting authors or experts familiar with the subject and referring to the original source. Some effective factors in subject analysis are workload, the physical situation of work place, interaction between colleagues and the satisfactory management of teleworking. Experts emphasized on retraining and promoting experts' abilities, improving work situation and careful supervision on catalogers and authority control experts.
Conclusion: Some of the factors that influence subject analysis quality and promote the national catalog and subject heading validity are individual qualifications, the management of cataloging and authority control teams, work situation and writing down guidelines and rules for subject analysis of accessible documents.