Essential Cataloguing by J. H. Bowman

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Cataloguing has always been important but hardly any library schools teach it, leaving many students and information professionals to learn on their own. This book covers descriptive cataloguing and is designed as a simple companion to "AACR2". The author believes that most items can be dealt with by using comparatively few of the rules, and that many of the more abtruse ones can be ignored until you need them. This book therefore concentrates on the basics. It has a clear, informal approach, with less important aspects set in smaller type, and is fully cross-referenced to "AACR2", taking into account the 2002 revisions. Concentrating on the materials most Anglo-American libraries are most likely to meet, it includes MARC21 coding and examples, and is designed for library school students, beginning cataloguers and information professionals who need to revise cataloguing skills.

About J. H. Bowman

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John Bowman is Programme Director for Library and Information Studies at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London.
Published December 1, 2003 by Facet Publishing. 216 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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