This work is a guide to the principles of cataloguing for librarians, information scientists and information managers. It is intended to be used in conjunction with an internationally recognized standard to show how, firstly, cataloguing underpins all the other activities of an information service and, secondly, how to apply best practice in a variety of different situations. It relates theory to practice, and includes guidance on subject cataloguing as well as descriptive cataloguing. The text also covers the use of ISBD and Dublin Core in descriptive cataloguing, rather than being tied exclusively to using AACR. Not only does the work describe the how's of cataloguing but goes a stage further by explaining "why" one might want to catalogue a particular item in a certain way.
I would recommend this book to any library school student, future cataloger or not, who wishes to be well-rounded., TechKnow
Part 1 The big picture: Why bother to catalogue? What to catalogue? Who should catalogue? How to catalogue ï¿½ and not reinvent the wheel. Part 2 The nitty-gritty: Is it a book, is it a journal? Whatï¿½s a strange attractor? Cataloguing subjects you know nothing about; Ici on ne lit pas le franï¿½ais: unknown languages and how to deal with them; Special cases; Resources for cataloguers.
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 14th December 2003
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.37