A Practical Study Guide For Learning
Anglo-American Cataloging Rules
MARC 21 Codes
And Library of Congress Authorities
All the fundamental skills of descriptive cataloging are covered here: using AACR2, and coding descriptions and access points into MARC format.
All catalogers, whether professional or paraprofessional, need these basic skills. Consequently, this guide is equally suitable for college students studying library science, and library technicians and others who want to know more about cataloging, with a specific goal or as part of their professional development. Since the bibliographic record is the foundation of all the tools used in a library, from catalog to bibliography to online database, it is important for all library staff to be familiar with at least these basics.
This book contains many clear explanations and examples, along with numerous practice exercises that help students master creating MARC descriptions and access points. It includes the relevant MARC codes, a glossary, an index, and answers to exercises at the back of the book.
Learn Descriptive Cataloging is one of nine study guides in the Library Education Series. Please see the back of this book for a complete listing, or visit www.totalrecallpress.com for more information.
Mary Mortimer is a librarian, library and Internet trainer, author, multimedia developer, and publisher. Since her professional education in the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, Mary has worked in libraries in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Britain in many capacities. She is a director of DocMatrix Pty Limited in Canberra, Australia, which publishes workbooks to help librarians and assistants develop the practical skills they need in the workplace. These books have been modified for libraries in Southeast Asia, South America and North America. Mary has also developed interactive multimedia programs for librarians, and organizes in-service training for library assistants. She has taught cataloging to library paraprofessionals and professionals, including staff of the National Library of Australia, and in doing so has refined her explanations and examples. The result is this clear and comprehensive study guide that helps students and staff apply cataloging rules and standards sensibly and correctly.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. The Catalog
2. The Bibliographic Record
3. International Standard Bibliographic Description
4. Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules Second Edition 2002 Revision
6. Areas of Description
7. Description of Monographs
8. Description of Continuing Resources
9. Description of Nonbook Materials
10. Access Points
11. Authority Control and References
12. Headings for Persons
13. Geographic Names As Headings
14. Headings for Corporate Bodies
16. Uniform Titles
17. Cataloging Procedures
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This may not be the best textbook for learning all about cataloging as it is pretty text-light, but it helps you understand the basics. More importantly, it gives you plenty of opportunities for practice, which seems to be the best way to really learn cataloging. It is also has some helpful resources, such as a handy MARC reference and a glossary.