Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians / Edition 2

Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians / Edition 2

by Ruth C Carter, Mary L Kao
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789010623

ISBN-13: 9780789010629

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Structure your workload with this comprehensive guide to the role and responsibilities of library technicians!

More than basic instructions on how to do library classification, this classic work is a how-to handbook covering all aspects of a library technician's job. Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, gives step-by-step

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Structure your workload with this comprehensive guide to the role and responsibilities of library technicians!

More than basic instructions on how to do library classification, this classic work is a how-to handbook covering all aspects of a library technician's job. Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, gives step-by-step instructions for all aspects of cataloging and classification of library materials (book and non-book), emphasizing copy cataloging but also discussing original cataloging. Because much has changed in the library field since the first edition of this valuable resource was published in 1995, each chapter has been revised and updated, and an entire new chapter has been added to discuss computer cataloging in the MARC format and cataloging of Internet materials. Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, interprets and explains cataloging rules and how they should be applied. Kao describes library organization and personnel patterns to illustrate the relationship between library technicians and other library staff.

Library technicians will find many helpful features in Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, including:

  • definitions of relevant terminology
  • review questions to focus learning
  • a list of suggested readings
  • routines and responsibilities of library technicians
  • issues and trends in library cataloging and classification
  • detailed tables and figures to enable easier learning
  • many convenient Web addresses for up-to-date information
Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, is an ideal text to use in programs for library technical assistants and a handy reference for practicing library technicians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789010629
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 6.18(h) x 0.65(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

  • Preface
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Terminology
  • The Organization of the Library
  • The Library Personnel
  • Cataloging and the Library Technician
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 2. Library Catalogs
  • Terminology
  • Functions of the Catalogs
  • Types of Catalogs
  • Elements of a Bibliographic Record
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 3. Tools Used for Cataloging
  • Terminology
  • Introduction
  • Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition, 1998 Revision
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Sears List of Subject Headings
  • Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index
  • Library of Congress Classification Schedules, A-Z
  • C. A. Cutter's Three Figure Author Table
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 4. Descriptive Cataloging
  • Terminology
  • Introduction
  • Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second, 1998 Revision
  • Part I. Description
  • Part II. Headings, Uniform Titles, and References
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 5. Subject Headings
  • Terminology
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Sears List of Subject Headings
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 6. Classification
  • Terminology
  • Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • Book Number for the DDC
  • Library of Congress Classification System
  • Book Number for LCCS
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 7. Copy Cataloging
  • Terminology
  • Sources for Copy Cataloging
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 8. Cataloging on Computers
  • Terminology
  • Introduction
  • The MARC Format
  • Original and Copy Cataloging on Computers
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 9. The Cataloging Department
  • Terminology
  • Organization
  • The Authority File
  • Cataloging Routines
  • Processing Routines
  • Filing
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 10. Issues and Trends
  • Reclassification
  • Recataloging
  • Closing the Card Catalog
  • Retrospective Conversion
  • Outsourcing
  • Cooperation
  • The Dublin Core
  • Trends
  • Review Questions
  • Suggested Readings
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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