Cataloging Library Resources: An Introduction (Library by Marie Keen Shaw

By Marie Keen Shaw

While there are various cataloging texts, only a few are written particularly for library aid employees. this can be the only and purely e-book purposefully aligned with the hot American Library organization – Library help employees Certification (LSSC) competency criteria for Cataloging and type.

Written in transparent language through a person who teaches cataloging in a library help employees software and that includes sensible examples, Cataloging Library assets: An creation will support library help employees turn into potent catalogers. different books in this subject are written for pro librarians instead of help employees. And even though eighty five% of library help employees don't carry specialist levels, many are anticipated to do the advanced and technical paintings of catalogers. This booklet offers many examples that aid employees can use to profit tips on how to catalog all kinds of library print, media, and electronic fabrics utilizing the main updated Library of Congress criteria.

Using this guide as a advisor, readers can be in a position to practice the ALA-LSSC cataloging and category skills and the hot RDA, FRBR, and BIBFRAME criteria indexed below:
• follow and deal with the proper strategies, machine expertise, and gear for cataloging and classification.
• observe ideas of source Description and entry (RDA) and the practical specifications for Bibliographic documents (FRBR) whilst growing cataloging records.
• observe ideas of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) and make the most of the BIBFRAME version to create cataloging records.
• Use the fundamental cataloging and class instruments, either print and on-line, together with bibliographic utilities and structure standards.
• comprehend the worth of authority regulate and its easy rules, and will determine and practice acceptable entry issues for private names, company our bodies, sequence, and subjects.
• clarify the worth and benefits of cooperative or collaborative cataloging practices to reinforce services.
• comprehend the fundamentals of normal metadata codecs and cataloging principles to choose, overview, and edit catalog documents, and to generate metadata in a number of formats.
• And more!

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