The Asian Division of the Library of Congress has compiled this
bibliography consisting of approximately 5,000 records of monographs
about the Philippines in all languages held by the Library of Congress.
This online bibliography covers the period 1988 through 1998 and
updates the printed Philippine Holdings in the Library of Congress
- 1960-1987 published by the Library in 1993. The compilation of
this bibliography is an ongoing process; hence, additional entries
are added as they become available. The
bibliographic entries are all extracted from the Library of Congress
Online Catalog. Since the records found in the catalog are essentially
bibliographic records, they have been modified and adapted for
in the Philippine Bibliography. This is most noticeable
in the choice of the main entry and in the punctuation style.
The most significant feature of the bibliography are the subject
terms added to the records to enhance the value of the bibliography
to users. Additional entry points are also provided through the
title, author, and name browse lists. The subject browse list basically
comprises Library of Congress Subject Headings with some modifications.
The title browse list contains titles of works that may appear in
full, if short, or in abbreviated form, if long. The author browse
list contains the names of persons or corporate bodies not only
responsible for the creation of a work but also treated as a subject
of a work. For those interested in retrieving the bibliographic
records from the Library of Congress
Online Catalog, the LC Control Number is provided in
each entry to facilitate access through the online catalog.
This bibliography is not annotated. It is hoped that the comprehensive
nature of the bibliography, along with its classified arrangements,
will make up for the lack of anotations. Items are arranged by
category and sub-category which can be easily browsed. In addition,
one may browse title, author, or subject.
In addition to these browse capabilities, the bibliography can
be searched by keyword(s). Seach results are presented in order
by relevance to search items entered by the user.
This bibliography was created to accomplish the two-fold objective
of providing reference and is also an acquisitions tool. For this
reason, the scope is inevitably comprehensive, though by no means
The Asian Division wishes to acknowledge, with appreciation,
the technical support of Anton Pierce and Ardith Bausenbach of
Planning and Liaison Office (APLO) and Barak Stussman of Information
Technology Services (ITS), without whose expertise this project
would not have come to a successful fruition. Special thanks to
Elizabeth Miller, Network Development and MARC Standards Office
(LS/OPS/NDMSO), for Web page and user interface design as well
as overall technical
and editorial guidance.
A. Kohar Rony
Southeast Asia Area Specialist