This essential reference teaches library staff how to handle the most common and confusing problems in serials cataloging by providing clear examples, practice exercises, and helpful advice based on experience.
Serials cataloging can be an overwhelming task that frustrates even the most seasoned professional. This book provides simple guidance and real-world examples to illustrate best practices in serials cataloging.
Demystifying Serials Cataloging: A Book of Examples is a reliable reference for learning how to catalog serials or improve cataloging skills. The book covers important elements of descriptive cataloging of serial publications such as explanations, sample records, applicable cataloging rules, and images of the serials. Examples demonstrate best practices and guidelines from the industry's leading cataloging standards including Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules: Second Revised Edition; CONSER Cataloging Manual; Library of Congress Rule Interpretation; and OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards. Each chapter contains helpful practice exercises to ensure understanding and reinforce learning.
• Sources include industry-leading cataloging journals
• Important cataloging information accompanies each example, such as images of the journal's cover and title page, and machine-readable cataloging (MARC) record
• Margins contain applicable cataloging rules for each example
About the Author
Fang Huang Gao is supervisory librarian at the United States Government Printing Office and is a trainer for several professional development workshops.
Heather Tennison holds a certificate in special collections librarianship from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Janet A. Weber is manager of cataloging services at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.