1st Edition

Electronic Cataloging
AACR2 and Metadata for Serials and Monographs

ISBN 9780789022257
Published October 8, 2003 by CRC Press
182 Pages

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Book Description

Examine some of the most recent developments in bibliographic control!

Electronic Cataloging: AACR2 and Metadata for Serials and Monographs is a collection of papers about recent developments in metadata and its practical applications in cataloging. Acknowledged experts examine a wide variety of techniques for managing serials and monographs using standards and schemas like MARC, AACR2, ISSN, ISBD, and Dublin Core. From the broadest introduction of metadata usage to the revisions of AACR2 through 2000, this book offers vital analysis and strategy for achieving Universal Bibliographic Control.

Electronic Cataloging is divided into three parts. The first is an introduction to metadata, what it is, and its relationship to the library in general. The second portion focuses in more on how metadata can be utilized by a library system and the possibilities in the near future. The third portion is very specific, dealing with individual standards of metadata and elements, such as AACR2 and MARC, as well as current policies and prospects for the future.

Information covered in Electronic Cataloging includes:

  • an overview of metadata and why it is important to the cataloging community
  • Universal Bibliographic Control: what has succeeded so far in cataloging and how metadata will evolve
  • the step-by-step process for creating an effective metadata repository for the community
  • the inherent problems that accompany cataloging nonprint research materials, such as electronic serials and the Web
  • metadata schemas and the use of controlled vocabularies and classification systems
  • standards of metadata, including MARC, Dublin Core, RDF, and AACR2, with emphasis on the revisions and efforts made with AACR2 through 2000
  • an overview of the ISSN (International Serials Standard Number) and its relationships to current codes and metadata standards, including AACR2
  • and much more!
Electronic Cataloging is the undertaking of three pioneers in library sciences: Sheila S. Intner, Sally C. Tseng, and Mary L. Larsgaard, who co-edited Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification, and Bibliographic Control (Haworth, 2000). With illustrations, references, additional reading lists, and case studies, this research tool offers you tips and strategies to make metadata work for you and your library. No one currently involved in information cataloging should be without this book!

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Cataloging in an Electronic Age
  • Why Metadata? Why Me? Why Now?
  • Developing a Metadata Strategy
  • Practical Issues in Applying Metadata Schemas and Controlled Vocabularies to Cultural Heritage Information
  • Digital Resources and Metadata Application in the Shanghai Library
  • Struggling Toward Retrieval: Alternatives to Standard Operating Procedures Can Help Librarians and the Public
  • AACR2 and Other Metadata Standards: The Way Forward
  • AACR2 and Metadata: Library Opportunities in the Global Semantic Web
  • Seriality: What Have We Accomplished? What’s Next?
  • MARC and Mark-Up
  • ISSN: Dumb Number, Smart Solution
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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