Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images

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American Library Association, 2006 - Education - 396 pages
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For the first time, under the leadership of the Visual Resources Association, a cross section of five visual and cultural heritage experts, along with scores of reviewers from varied institutions, have created a new data content standard focused on cultural materials. This cutting-edge reference offers practical resources for cataloging and flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of institutions - from libraries to museums to archives to visual collections. Consistently following these guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate metadata elements in cultural materials' catalog records: promotes good descriptive cataloging and reduces redundancy; builds a foundation of shared documentation; creates data sharing opportunities; and, complements existing standards (AACR).
 

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The fine art of cataloging has a long history distinguished by an array of theories and basic concepts but always seeking a means to identify and codify the elements of physical description and ... Read full review

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