BN.com Gift Guide

Special Libraries: A Cataloging Guide

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $88.78   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   

Overview

Novice catalogers in special libraries, who are often expected to fulfill commitments to online bibliographic networks and cataloging consortia, will find this a thorough but uncomplicated guide to standard cataloging. Covering all aspects of bibliographic description, access points, indexing, classification, and related activities (e.g., authority control, catalog management, filing), the book focuses on the needs and cataloging problems encountered in special libraries, such as the cataloging of electronic media, technical reports, and unpublished materials. More than 100 examples illustrate the principles and practices involved. Chapters on law, science and technology, medical, business, music, and art libraries cover those materials and specific tools in depth, including subject- and profession-specific nonbook media, thesauri, classifications, and so on. Chapters on policies and catalog decision making point out advantages and disadvantages of various alternatives.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872879553
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/18/1998
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

SHEILA S. INTNER is Professor and Director, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. She has received several awards, including ALA's Margaret Mann Citation Award for outstanding contributions to education for cataloging and classification.

JEAN WEIHS is Principal Consultant, Technical Services Group, Toronto, Ontario. She has received the Margaret Mann Citation in Cataloging and Classification and was the first recipient of the John Comaromi Lectureship.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Decisions 12
3 The Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 19
4 Description 27
5 Serials and Series 92
6 Unpublished Materials 111
7 Access 119
8 Subject Authorities 157
9 Library of Congress Subject Headings 174
10 Classification Systems 198
11 The Dewey Decimal Classification 211
12 Library of Congress Classification 228
13 The MARC Formats 242
14 Bibliographic Utilities: Large Computer-Based Networks 252
15 Local Systems 268
16 Cataloging and Classification Policies 279
17 Managing the Cataloging Department 286
18 Cataloging in Health Science Libraries 292
19 Cataloging in Law Libraries 304
20 Cataloging in Art Libraries 341
21 Cataloging in Music Libraries 355
22 Cataloging in Sci-Tech Libraries and Information Centers 375
23 Cataloging in the Corporate Setting 389
App. A: Selected Bibliography 397
App. B: Glossary 401
App. C: About the Contributors 419
App. D: Answers to Exercises 422
Indexes 437
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)