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From the Publisher"Perfect for training beginning school or public library catalogers the essentials of cataloging."
"Useful for people studying to be library technicians, both in classroom settings and on their own, this volume includes practical information on descriptive cataloging, choosing access points, and making the calls on subject headings and classification. It mostly covers cases where the cataloger starts with cataloging-in-publication (CIP) data but also includes information on conversion to appropriate Sears subject headings. Written by Jean Weihs, who has taught cataloging to librarians, library technicians and school librarians for the past fifty years, and Intner (library science, Simmons College), this practical handbook includes a wealth of exercises, a glossary, and a useful index containing references to both text and to figures and examples."
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"Beginning Cataloging is a good place for beginning catalogers to start. . . . Both authors have extensive publication lists, and years of teaching experience to draw upon. Needless to say the book is authoritative and well-written. . . . The book would therefore be useful in both public and academic libraries. . . . Beginning Cataloging succeeds at laying a solid foundation for the detailed application of cataloging standards, and as such it is recommended."
"Written by two experienced catalogers, this volume provides an excellent introduction to the practice of cataloging in any library. . . . as an overview to the history and current practices of cataloging, this work cannot be ignored. The simple language, examples, and clear descriptions of processes and techniques make it a valuable tool for any beginning cataloger or worker in a technical-services department."
"The perfect book for the non-cataloguer who has forgotten much of their introductory cataloging course or the library science student or paraprofessional who needs to learn the very basics of what descriptive cataloging entails. It may also prove to be an excellent companion volume to organization of information courses that would prepare students for the leap into a true cataloging course. At the very least, the clear and understandable writing of this book should make an easy read for any library science student or non-cataloger who needs to understand what we catalogers are talking about."
"This title will be useful to any staff member needing a concise explanation of cataloging in the twenty-first century, and is recommended to libraries of all sorts and sizes."
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