Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview

Cataloging and Classification is also a name for the course that covers general principles of bibliography,cataloging,and indexing,that is required for students working toward degrees in Library/Information Science. Of the few texts available for the course,Lois Chan's Cataloging and Classification is the best because the author is the most widely known and respected authority in the field and the text contains complex,difficult information that is presented clearly and in an organized understandable manner,and provides exercises to reinforce the concepts.
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Editorial Reviews

January/February 2008 Technicalities
The third edition is a more sophisticated textbook that can be used for advanced as well as introductory study. It is an excellent publication. ... Cataloging and Classification is a worthy successor to Dr. Chan's previous publications.
March 2008 American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Chan continues her high standard of work as a standard text for teaching and understanding these complex aspects of library science. ... a welcomed addition to any cataloging department or school library. With in-depth coverage and examples to illustrate even the most complex topics, this book will assist any cataloger in their endeavors.
December 2007 Library Herald
Definitions are simple and easy to understand. In this book, an attempt has been made to reflect current practice. It completely and comprehensively portrays the cutting edge scene in knowledge organization. The book maintains its supremacy in the field and is thus an essential reading for the students, teachers and practitioners in the arena of knowledge organization.
November 2007 Reference and Research Book News
Presents a text for library science students and practitioners, which covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries, including both materials owned by the library and external resources such as those in electronic form that are accessible through the library's portal. The text has been updated and revised throughout to reflect changes in the landscape, scope, and nature of bibliographic control in libraries since publication of the 1994 edition, and contains a new chapter on Dublin Core and a number of other widely used metadata schemas and a new chapter on the new subject access system called FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), a newly developed subject controlled vocabulary.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Chan continues her high standard of work as a standard text for teaching and understanding these complex aspects of library science. ... a welcomed addition to any cataloging department or school library. With in-depth coverage and examples to illustrate even the most complex topics, this book will assist any cataloger in their endeavors.
Reference and Research Book News
Presents a text for library science students and practitioners, which covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries, including both materials owned by the library and external resources such as those in electronic form that are accessible through the library's portal. The text has been updated and revised throughout to reflect changes in the landscape, scope, and nature of bibliographic control in libraries since publication of the 1994 edition, and contains a new chapter on Dublin Core and a number of other widely used metadata schemas and a new chapter on the new subject access system called FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), a newly developed subject controlled vocabulary.
March 2008 American Reference Books Annual
Chan continues her high standard of work as a standard text for teaching and understanding these complex aspects of library science. ... a welcomed addition to any cataloging department or school library. With in-depth coverage and examples to illustrate even the most complex topics, this book will assist any cataloger in their endeavors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070105065
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Series: Library Education
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Mai Chan is Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She is author of eight books and numerous articles and co-editor of two collections in the areas of knowledge organization and subject indexing. In 1989, Chan was awarded the Margaret Mann Citation for Outstanding Achievement in Cataloging and Classification given by the American Library Association, and in 1992, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Chinese-American Librarians Association.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
1. Bibliographic Control and Library Catalogs
PART TWO: DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGING
2. Development of Cataloging Codes
3. Description
4. Choice of Access Points
5. Name Authority Control and Forms of Headings and Uniform Titles
6. References
PART THREE: SUBJECT ACCESS IN LIBRARY CATALOGS
7. Subject Cataloging
8. Library of Congress Subject Headings
9. Sears List of Subject Headings
10. Medical Subject Headings and Other Subject Cataloging Systems
PART FOUR: CLASSIFICATION
11. General Principles of Classification
12. Dewey Decimal Classification
13. Library of Congress Classification
14. National Library of Medicine Classification and Other Modern Classification Systems
PART FIVE: USMARC FORMATS AND PRODUCTION OF CATALOGING RECORDS
15. USMARC Formats
16. Producing Cataloging Records
Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Acknowledgments. Index
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