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

Front Cover
American Library Association, 2006 - Education - 396 pages
0 Reviews
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).

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Cataloging cultural objects: a guide to describing cultural works and their images

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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

Contents

A
2
3
43
General Guidelines 1 Creator Information
77
Copyright

18 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Murtha Baca is head of the Standards and Vocabulary Programs at the Getty Research Institute.

Bibliographic information