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From the Publisher"Written with minimal theory and much practical and hands-on experience, this work by an associate faculty associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison is of great value not only to the nonprofessional cataloger but also to the cataloging student or any librarian wishing to know more about what goes on in the process of cataloging. . . . Kaplan provides a fast read to one wishing only a quick overview, while simultaneously providing practical experience for the one wishing to delve more into the topics addressed. . . . A very detailed index enables use of the volume as a reference book, while the chapters themselves enable self-teaching or use as a text in a cataloging and classification course at a library school."
"Mastery of the material in this book will allow confident library staff to make knowledgeable use of many of the free and subscriptionbased cataloging tools and references on the Web. In terms of getting up to speed, think of it as an on-ramp."