Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, 11th Edition

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Not many books merit an eleventh edition, but this popular text does. Newly updated, Introduction to Cataloging and Classification provides an introduction to descriptive cataloging based on contemporary standards, explaining the basic tenets to readers without previous experience, as well as to those who merely want a better understanding of the process as it exists today. The text opens with the foundations of cataloging, then moves to specific details and subject matter such as Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), the International Cataloging Principles (ICP), and RDA.

Unlike other texts, the book doesn't presume a close familiarity with the MARC bibliographic or authorities formats; ALA's Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd Edition, revised (AACR2R); or the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD). Subject access to library materials is covered in sufficient depth to make the reader comfortable with the principles and practices of subject cataloging and classification. In addition, the book introduces MARC, BIBFRAME, and other approaches used to communicate and display bibliographic data. Discussions of formatting, presentation, and administrative issues complete the book; questions useful for review and study appear at the end of each chapter.


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Description and Access
Authority Control
Subject Access
Formatting and Presentation
Administrative Issues
Glossary of Selected Terms and Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography
About the Authors

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About the author (2015)

Daniel N. Joudrey, MLIS, PhD, is associate professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA.

Arlene G. Taylor, MSLS, PhD, is professor emerita, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, and distinguished adjunct professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

David P. Miller, MA, MSLIS, is professor and head of technical services at the Levin Library, Curry College, Milton, MA.

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