Unlocking the Mysteries of Cataloging

Unlocking the Mysteries of Cataloging : A Workbook of Examples, 2nd Edition

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Ideal for students and both beginning and practicing catalogers in public, school, and academic libraries, this updated workbook offers targeted, hands-on exercises that enhance understanding of description, classification, subject analysis, subject heading application, and MARC 21 subject analysis.

* Provides more than 100 examples that together encompass virtually all types of materials libraries collect and catalog, with MARC "answer" records

* Offers exercises that allow practice in AACR2r and RDA, description, subject classification, subject heading application, classification, subject analysis, and MARC 21

* Covers both RDA and AACR2r answer records for selected exercises

* Includes non-English materials

* Links to a website that provides for multiple approaches and answer records and enables you to view all the graphics in color and enlarge them as needed

* Links instruction to an additional website that provides answer records for all exercises
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 17.78mm | 635.03g
  • Englewood, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 350 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1610695690
  • 9781610695695
  • 1,323,894

Table of contents

Contents * Introduction * Exercises 1-100 * Appendix A: Selected Genre/Form Terms Appendix B: MARC Records for Selected Exercises: AACR2r and RDA Index to Exercises in Numerical Order Index to Titles of Materials in the Exercises Index to Types of Materials Index to Topics, Themes, Etc. in the Exercises
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"I highly recommend this book to cataloging instructors and students who never seem to have enough examples and practice exercises, and to selectors for libraries that support library science curricula. It also makes an excellent resource for copy catalogers who are trying to understand the changes they are seeing in catalog records." - Technical Services Quarterly "Impressively well constructed, organized, profusely illustrated and presented, Unlocking the Mysteries of Cataloging: A Workbook of Examples is very highly recommended for academic Library Science reference collections, curriculum supplements, and supplemental studies reading lists." - Midwest Book Review
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About Elizabeth Haynes

Elizabeth Haynes, MLS, PhD, is associate professor and director of the School of Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.

Joanna F. Fountain, MLS, PhD, teaches online at San Jose State University, CA, and Sam Houston State University, TX.

Michele Zwierski, MLS, is the head of cataloging for the Nassau Library System, a 54-member public library consortium on Long Island, NY.
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