Cataloging and Classification

Cataloging and Classification : An Introduction

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The fourth edition of the late Lois Mai Chan's classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries. Completely updated to incorporate the changes that have occurred during the interval between the third and fourth editions, this book is the standard text for the teaching and understanding of cataloging and classification.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 156 x 228 x 42mm | 1,043g
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Fourth Edition
  • 1442232498
  • 9781442232495
  • 563,271

Table of contents


PART ONE: Introduction
1. Information Resource Management: Description, Access, Organization
2. Foundations, Principles, Conceptual Models, and Standards of Resource Description

PART TWO: Record Production and Structure, Encoding Formats, and Metadata Records
3. Records and Encoding Schemas
4. Metadata Schemas

PART THREE: Resource Description and Access (RDA)
5. RDA and Its Foundations
6. RDA: Identifying Manifestations and Items
7. RDA: Identifying Works and Expressions
8. RDA: Identifying Persons, Families, and Corporate Bodies
9. RDA: Recording Relationships

PART FOUR: Subject Access and Controlled Vocabularies
10. Principles of Controlled Vocabularies and Subject Analysis
11. Library of Congress Subject Headings
12. FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology)
13. Sears List of Subject Headings
14. Medical Subject Headings

PART FIVE: Organization of Library Resources
15. Classification and Categorization
16. Dewey Decimal Classification
17. Library of Congress Classification
18. National Library of Medicine Classification and Other Modern Classification Schemes

About the Authors
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[T]he book is a great resource and collects a lot of cataloging information that is otherwise dispersed. It would be a valuable resource to a new cataloger or any cataloger needing help interpreting RDA. It is a text for catalogers in any type of library and for any type of material (including non-traditional materials). It should be found in every library school library as a reference resource. * Technical Services Quarterly *
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About Lois Mai Chan

Dr. Athena Salaba is associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University.

The late Lois Mai Chan was formerly Professor Emerita in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She was author of eight books and numerous articles and co-editor of two collections in the areas of knowledge organization and subject indexing. In 1989, Chan was awarded the Margaret Mann Citation for Outstanding Achievement in Cataloging and Classification given by the American Library Association, and in 1992, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Chinese-American Librarians Association.
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