Conversations With Catalogers in the 21st Century

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Elaine R. Sanchez
ABC-CLIO, Dec 16, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 283 pages
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Library specialists in the cataloging and metadata professions have a greater purpose than simply managing information and connecting users to resources. There is a deeper and more profound impact that comes of their work: preservation of the human record.

Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century contains four chapters addressing broad categories of issues that catalogers and metadata librarians are currently facing. Every important topic is covered, such as changing metadata practices, standards, data record structures, data platforms, and user expectations, providing both theoretical and practical information. Guidelines for dealing with present challenges are based on fundamentals from the past. Recommendations on training staff, building new information platforms of digital library resources, documenting new cataloging and metadata competencies, and establishing new workflows enable a real-world game plan for improvement.

 

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Contents

I AACR2 and RDA
1
New Ideas for Bibliographic Control and Catalogs
71
III The Cataloging World in Transition
145
Research Education Training and Recruitment
207
Afterword
269
Index
275
About the Editor and Contributors
279
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Elaine R. Sanchez is head of cataloging and metadata services, Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

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