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Cataloging and Classification Standards and Rules




ISBN 9781560248064
Published June 20, 1996 by Routledge
244 Pages

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Book Description

This is the first book to examine standards specifically as they apply to cataloging and classification, while at the same time considering the field of library science as a whole. The developments in standards detailed in Cataloging and Classification Standards and Rules portend great time savings in the cataloging process for those catalogers willing to advocate the necessary programming to their systems officer or bibliographic utility.

Standards in the library and information science community underlie and impact the work of librarians and information specialists on a daily basis, yet, remain inconspicuous to even the most knowledgeable in the field. Cataloging and Classification Standards and Rules reviews the state of a full range of formal and informal standards and rules utilized in cataloging and classification. It also provides historical perspective, commentary, assessment of significance, and anticipation of future developments and evaluates the connections and interrelationships that exist among the various standards.

Chapters in Cataloging and Classification Standards and Rules are written by professionals who have been key figures in the development of standards and have accessed primary source material for the preparation of their articles. They address these:

  • what exactly constitutes a standard
  • how something becomes a standard
  • how standards undergo change
  • evaluation of and commentary on the effectiveness of current standards
  • the latest information on several standards currently in development, testing, or implementation
  • what the future may hold

    Cataloging and Classification Standards and Rules is a valuable reference book for both beginning and experienced professional librarians. As managers and consumers of bibliographic information, it is crucial that librarians understand the nature and status of a variety of formal and informal standards. This book will assist them in this task. Library school students specializing in cataloging and classification will also find this book an indispensable guide as they prepare themselves for employment in the field.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • What Makes a Standard?
  • IFLA and International Standards in the Area of Bibliographic Control
  • Internationalizing the Rules in AACR2: Adopting and Translating AACR2 for Use in Non-Anglo-American and Non-English-Speaking Cataloging Environments
  • The Evolution of LCRIs--From De Facto Standard to ?
  • The Development of the MARC Format
  • The Core Bibliographic Record and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging
  • Meta-Information Structures for Networked Information Resources
  • Standards for Name and Series Authority Records
  • Standards and Rules for Subject Access
  • Automating the Library of Congress Classification Scheme: Implementation of the USMARC Format for Classification Data
  • Recent Research on the Sequential Bibliographic Relationship and Its Implications for Standards and the Library Catalog: An Examination of Serials
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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