This guide allows cataloguers to familiarize themselves with The Concise AACR2 1988 Revision. Lessons and problems are divided into frames which are numbered for easy reference and can be worked through in a systematic way. The format allows students to set their own pace of work and to test their understanding as they go along.
"Michael Gorman, co-editor of the original AACR2, explains the more generally applicable AACR2 rules for cataloging library materials in simplified terms that make the rules more accessible and practical for practitioners and students who are in less complex library and bibliographic environments." -- Publisher.
The Concise AACR2, 4th edition is intended to promote a basic set of cataloguing rules and this new edition of the classic text takes into account all the changes and updates made to AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules), Second Edition, 2002 Revision. It incorporates the changes made to AACR2 in key areas such as electronic resources, serials, and cartographic materials; while the Appendices on capitalization, the glossary, and the comparative table of rule numbers have also been fully updated since the last edition. The concise version conveys the essence and basic principles of AACR2 while simplifying the rules to make them more accessible. Those rules taken from the full text have been rewritten and supplied with new examples designed to highlight those more commonly encountered library materials. Although the presentation may be different the end result of using the full or concise versions of AACR2 should be the same. Readership: With easy-to-follow examples of rules, the Concise AACR2 is an essential resource for cataloguing students, smaller libraries without full-time cataloguers and occasional cataloguers in libraries of all types and sizes worldwide.
Cataloguing and Classification introduces concepts and practices in cataloguing and classification, and common library standards. The book introduces and analyzes the principles and structures of library catalogues, including the application of AACR2, RDA, DDC, LCC, LCSH and MARC 21 standards, and conceptual models such as ISBD, FRBR and FRAD. The text also introduces DC, MODS, METS, EAD and VRA Core metadata schemes for annotating digital resources. Explains the theory and practice of bibliographic control Offers a practical approach to the core topics of cataloguing and classification Includes step-by-step examples to illustrate application of the central cataloguing and classification standards Describes the new descriptive cataloguing standard RDA, and its conceptual ground, FRBR and FRAD Guides the reader towards cataloguing and classifying materials in a digital environment
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association ; Ottawa : Canadian Library Association
Category: Anglo-American cataloging rules
Gorman identifies the essential principles of AACR2 and discusses how they can be applied to common cataloging problems. He emphasizes the unity of the code and explains how it should be applied to headings for persons, geographical names, corporate bodies and uniform titles.
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. Since the last edition published in 2007, there have been dramatic changes in cataloging systems from the Library of Congress. The most notable being the shift from AACR2 to Resource Description and Access (RDA) as the new standard developed by the Library of Congress. With the help of the coauthor, Athena Salaba, this text is modified throughout to conform to the new standard. Retaining the overall outline of the previous edition, this text presents the essence of library cataloging and classification in terms of three basic functions: descriptive cataloging, subject access, and classification. Within this framework, all chapters have been rewritten to incorporate the changes that have occurred during the interval between the third and fourth editions. In each part, the historical development and underlying principles of the retrieval mechanism at issue are treated first, because these are considered essential to an understanding of cataloging and classification. Discussion and examples of provisions in the standards and tools are then presented in order to illustrate the operations covered in each chapter. Divided into five parts—a general overview; record production and structure, encoding formats, and metadata records; RDA; subject access and controlled vocabularies; and the organization of library resources—each part of the book begins with a list of the standards and tools used in the preparation and processing of that part of the cataloging record covered, followed by suggested background readings selected to help the reader gain an overview of the subject to be presented. This book is the standard text for the teaching and understanding of cataloging and classification.
This dictionary is an english-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. With more than 4,000 terms and cross-references, the dictionary's content has been carefully selected and includes terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science.