Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, 11th Edition / Edition 11 available in Paperback
A new edition of this best-selling textbook reintroduces the topic of library cataloging from a fresh, modern perspective.
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.
• Delineates the new cataloging landscape
• Shares a principles-based perspective
• Provides introductory text for beginners and intermediate students
• Emphasizes descriptive and subject cataloging, as well as format-neutral cataloging
• Covers new cataloging rules and RDA
About the Author
Daniel N. Joudrey, MLIS, PhD, is professor in the School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA, where he teaches information organization, subject cataloging and classification, and descriptive cataloging.
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.