Cataloging and Indexing

Cataloging and Indexing : Challenges and Solutions

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Libraries have developed sophisticated ways of categorizing information so that library users can most effectively find the materials they need. This book covers a wide range of important issues in the field, including archival finding aids, search engines, the major indexing and abstracting databases, subject guides, vendor-supplied cataloging records, metadata, and much more. Readers gain an appreciation of the importance of the role of cataloging and indexing of library more

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  • Electronic book text | 319 pages
  • Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Oakville, Canada
  • 1466562064
  • 9781466562066

Table of contents

Adding Archival Finding Aids to the Library Catalogue: Simple Crosswalk or Data Traffic Jam?Name Authority Challenges for Indexing and Abstracting DatabasesManagement of Citation Verification Requests for Multiple Projects at Sandia National LaboratoriesThe Availability of MeSH in Vendor-Supplied Cataloguing Records, as Seen Through the Catalogue of a Canadian Academic Health LibrarySolutions for Subject GuidesDelicious Subject Guides: Maintaining Subject Guides Using a Social Bookmarking SiteElectronic Serials Usage Patterns as Observed at a Medium-Size University: Searches and Full-Text DownloadsThe Changing Nature of the Catalog and its Integration with Other Discovery ToolsRepurposing ProQuest Metadata for Batch Ingesting ETDs into an Institutional RepositoryBiblios: An Open Source Cataloging EditorAcquisition and Cataloguing Processes: Changes as a Result of Customer Value Discovery ResearchThree Evidence Based Methods to Compensate for a Lack of Subject Background when Ordering Chemistry MonographsIdentifying FRBR Work-Level Data in MARC Bibliographic Records for Manifestations of Moving ImagesUser-Centered Design and Agile Development: Rebuilding the Swedish National Union CatalogueThe Library Search Engine: A Smart Solution for Integrating Resources Beyond Library Holdingsshow more

About Joyce McIntosh

Joyce McIntosh is the Outreach and Assistive Technology Librarian at Elmhurst Public Library in Elmhurst, Illinois, in the United States. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism from Michigan State University and a graduate degree in library and information science from Wayne State University. Prior to earning her graduate degree, she worked for a daily newspaper as well as for the Sierra Club, an environmental organization. Her two primary interests in librarianship are intellectual freedom issues and assistive technology. Assistive technology consists of hardware, software, and special furniture or tools designed to enable people who have disabilities of all kinds to access library materials and technological tools. Being able to work in a place where she can focus on both of these interests, and at a public reference desk where every day can feel like a "pop quiz," makes librarianship the most fulfilling job she can imagine. In addition to her work, she enjoys reading, running, baking, and playing the more