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Cataloging Sheet Maps

The Basics, 1st Edition

By Paige G. Andrew


256 pages

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Gain the skills necessary to catalog monographic sheet maps and map sets!

With an easily understood how-to format, this ready reference manual will introduce you to the basics of cataloging sheet maps on OCLC, using MARC 21 and ISBD standards and AACR2R. It will guide you through each area of the bibliographic record, focusing most specifically on the title and statement of responsibility, mathematical data, physical description, main entry, and notes areas.

Approaching the subject from the perspective that maps are not that much more difficult to catalog than monographs, this book will familiarize you with the few fields unique to map cataloging as well as the fields that are common to monographs but simply used in a different way.

This essential volume:

  • describes the cataloging process as it relates to all parts of the record, including subject analysis, coding of fixed fields and OXX fields, and creating G-class call numbers
  • provides an up-to-date list of map cataloging tools
  • presents special chapters on cataloging historical sheet maps and special formats such as wall maps, map series or sets, and reproductions
  • includes illustrations of bibliographic records, field-level examples, tables of information, and diagrams of maps to be used to highlight key concepts
Ideal for the new or inexperienced maps cataloger, this volume will help you become comfortable and confident while working with sheet maps. It also puts you in touch with current reference sources and tools, both online and off.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section I: In the Beginning
  • Chapter 1. Background
  • What Is a Map?
  • Why Bother to Catalog Sheet Maps?
  • Chapter 2. Introduction to Map Cataloging
  • A Good Way to Begin
  • The Concept of “Main Map”
  • Chapter 3. Necessary Tools of the Trade
  • Basic Cataloging Tools
  • Essential Tools
  • Helpful Tools
  • Chapter 4. Sources of Information
  • Chief Source of Information
  • Prescribed Sources of Information
  • Section II: Coded Fields
  • Chapter 5. Cartographic-Specific Fixed Fields
  • Chapter 6. General Fixed Fields
  • Chapter 7. Coded Variable Fields
  • Mandatory Coded Fields for Cartographic Materials
  • Coded Variable Fields That Are Required When Applicable
  • Optional Coded Fields for Cartographic Materials
  • Section III: Description of the Map
  • Chapter 8. Main Entry and Statement of Responsibility
  • Main Entry Under Personal Author
  • Main Entry Under Corporate Body
  • Main Entry Under Title
  • “Emanating from” and Its Relationship to the Statement of Responsibility
  • Copyright Holders As Responsible Parties
  • Terms That Indicate Responsibility for a Map
  • “Prominence” and Its Relation to Statement of Responsibility
  • Summary
  • Chapter 9. Providing a Title for the Record
  • When Only One Title Exists
  • Choosing a Title When There Is More Than One
  • Providing for Additional Titles and/or Different Ways to Read the Chosen Title
  • The “Scattered Title” Phenomenon and How to Handle It
  • When to Use a Collective Title As Primary Title
  • What to Do with an Untitled Map
  • Other Title Circumstances
  • Providing a “Source of Title” Note
  • Chapter 10. Edition
  • Editions to Individual Sheets in a Map Series
  • Uncertainty Regarding an Edition Statement
  • Chapter 11. Mathematical Data Area
  • Scale Information
  • Projection Information
  • Statement of Coordinates
  • Chapter 12. Publication Information
  • Place of Publication
  • Name of Publisher, Distributor, etc.
  • Publication Date
  • Tracing for Cartographic Publisher
  • Chapter 13. Physical Description Area
  • Terminology
  • Cartographic Specific Material Designations (SMDs)
  • How Many Maps Are There? (Field 300, Subfield “a”)
  • Other Physical Details (Field 300, Subfield “b”)
  • Dimensions (Field 300, Subfield “c”)
  • Chapter 14. Notes in the Record
  • Who Benefits from Including Notes in the Record?
  • Order and “Categories” of Notes
  • Notes to Justify Providing Added Entries
  • Examples of Notes
  • Section IV: Other Access Points
  • Chapter 15. Classification Using the LC G-Schedule
  • Components of the Library of Congress Call Number
  • Creating a Library of Congress Call Number
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 16. A Quick Look at Subject Analysis for Maps
  • Subject Analysis for Sheet Maps
  • Geographic Subject Headings
  • Geographic Subdivisions for Topical Subject Headings
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 17. Added Entries in the Record
  • Other Personal Names
  • Other Corporate Bodies
  • Other Titles
  • Tracing for Cartographic Publishers
  • Other Potential Added Entries
  • Justification for an Added Entry
  • Section V: Historical Sheet Maps and Special Cases
  • Chapter 18. Historical Maps—Specific Points to Consider
  • Main Entry
  • Determining the Title Proper
  • Statement(s) of Responsibility
  • Mathematical Data
  • Publication or Production Information
  • Physical Description Changes
  • Notes Unique to and Needed for Historical Maps
  • Subject Subdivision Practice to Emphasize the Historical Aspect
  • Other Subject Practices of Note
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 19. Special Formats and Situations
  • Wall Maps, Including Those Mounted on Rollers
  • Map Series and Collections—Some Further Comments and Suggestions
  • Texts, Indexes, and Other Supplementary Items
  • Facsimiles, Photocopies, and Assorted Reproductions

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General