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Cataloging and Classification
Back to Basics

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ISBN 9781032078458
November 25, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

The cataloging and classification field is changing rapidly. New concepts and models, such as linked data, identity management, the IFLA Library Reference Model, and the latest revision of Resource Description and Access (RDA) have the potential to change how libraries provide access to their collections. To prepare library and information science (LIS) students to be successful cataloging practitioners in this changing landscape, they need a solid understanding of fundamental cataloging concepts, standards, and practices: their history, where they stand currently, and possibilities for the future.

The chapters in Cataloging and Classification: Back to Basics are meant to complement textbooks and lectures so students can go deeper into specific topics. New and well-seasoned library practitioners will also benefit from reading these chapters as a way to refresh or fill gaps in their knowledge of cataloging and classification.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Cataloging and Classification: Back to Basics

Gretchen L. Hoffman and Karen Snow

Part 1: Fundamental Concepts in Cataloging

1. The Bibliographic Work: History, Theory, and Practice

Chris Holden

2. Cataloging Principles and Objectives: History and Development

Shawne D. Miksa

3. Authority Control Today: Principles, Practices, and Trends

Rebecca A. Wiederhold and Gregory F. Reeve

4. Aboutness and Conceptual Analysis: A Review

Ralph M. Holley and Daniel N. Joudrey

5. Controlled Vocabularies: Past, Present and Future of Subject Access

Catherine Smith

6. Library Classification Systems in the U.S.: Basic Ideas and Examples

Rachel Ivy Clarke

Part 2: Fundamental Cataloging Standards and Practices

7. Descriptive Cataloging: The History and Practice of Describing Library Resources

Brian Dobreski

8. Corporate Bodies: Access Points and Authority Control

Ben Abrahamse

9. Authority Control of Arabic Personal Names: RDA and Beyond

Iman Dagher and Denise Soufi

10. Records, Responsibility, and Power: An Overview of Cataloging Ethics

Jennifer M. Martin

11. Cataloging Children’s Materials: Issues and Solutions

Lesley S. J. Farmer

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Gretchen L. Hoffman is Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University. Her primary teaching and research interests focus on cataloging and classification.

Karen Snow is Professor and the Ph.D. Program Director in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University. Her primary teaching and research interests focus on cataloging, classification, and metadata.