Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries

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Library cataloging and classification tools are constantly improving, making this concise guide a necessity for any librarian or library student seeking improved understanding of the practical process of cataloging today. With the release of RDA, a new code for description, and a new edition of Dewey Classification, it's time for every library to add this fifth edition of a classic reference to your resources. Two Margaret Mann Citation winners update you on the five basic steps in standardized library ...

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Overview

Library cataloging and classification tools are constantly improving, making this concise guide a necessity for any librarian or library student seeking improved understanding of the practical process of cataloging today. With the release of RDA, a new code for description, and a new edition of Dewey Classification, it's time for every library to add this fifth edition of a classic reference to your resources. Two Margaret Mann Citation winners update you on the five basic steps in standardized library cataloging: describing and adding access points for resources; assigning subject headings using Sears List or Library of Congress subject headings; classifying them using the Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress classification systems; and digitizing the resulting records.

The book opens with a brief look at the environment in which cataloging now functions, especially in response to advances in digital access. It clarifies terminology, explores new and changed applications, and enhances understanding of basic principles for those responsible for creating cataloging data. To get you ready for tomorrow, the edition closes with a brief look at trends likely to affect cataloging in the foreseeable future.

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A new edition of the introductory text reviewing the standard practices of cataloging, classification, and indexing used in the US and Canada. These standards are covered in four part sections detailing rules used for descriptive cataloging, subject heading lists, classifications, and computer entry and communication protocols. The revisions to the new edition incorporate cataloging rule changes, MARC format integration changes, and include a section on catalog department management. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610691147
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 11/30/2014
  • Pages: 295

Meet the Author

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

JEAN WEIHS has worked in university, public, school, and special libraries as a reference librarian, a bibliographer, and a school librarian. Most of her career has involved teaching cataloguing to librarians, library technicians, and school librarians in Canada and the United States. She represented the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing for nine years on the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, five of these as JSC Chair. She has held 45 positions on national and international committees. Jean Weihs has written 17 books, 6 separately published pamphlets/documents, 10 chapters in books edited by others, and over 125 articles and book reviews in professional journals. She is the recipient of 13 national and international awards.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Decisions 15
3 The Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 21
4 Description 31
5 Access 83
6 Special Applications of AACR2-98 115
7 Subject Authorities 145
8 Sears List of Subject Headings 163
9 Library of Congress Subject Headings 179
10 Classification Systems 201
11 The Dewey Decimal Classification 213
12 Library of Congress Classification 229
13 The Marc Formats 241
14 Computerized Cataloging 253
15 Cataloging and Classification Policies 269
16 Managing the Cataloging Department 275
App. A - Selected Bibliography 281
App. B - Glossary 285
App. C - Answers to Exercises 301
Indexes 333
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