This work has been revised and updated to include the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (2nd ed), the Dewey Decimal System Classification (21st ed) and the Library of Congress Classification Schedules. The text details the essential elements of the International Standard Bibliographic Description; introduces the associated OCLC/MARC specifications;
Cataloguing: rules for description; choices of access points; headings for persons and references; headings for corporate bodies and references; uniform titles and references. subject analysis: Dewey decimal classification; Library of Congress classification; Library of Congress subject classification. Appendices: answers to the descriptive cataloguing exercise; answers to the access points exercise; answers to the forms of headings and references exercise; answers to the Dewey decimal classification exercise; answers to the Library of Congress classification exercise; answers to the Library of Congress subject headings exercise.