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By Lois Mai Chan,Athena Salaba

The fourth version of the overdue Lois Mai Chan's vintage Cataloging and Classification covers the research and illustration of tools utilized in describing, organizing, and delivering entry to assets made to be had in or via libraries. because the final variation released in 2007, there were dramatic alterations in cataloging platforms from the Library of Congress. the main remarkable being the shift from AACR2 to source Description and entry (RDA) because the new average constructed by way of the Library of Congress. With the aid of the coauthor, Athena Salaba, this article is changed all through to comply to the recent standard.

Retaining the final define of the former variation, this article provides the essence of library cataloging and class when it comes to 3 easy capabilities: descriptive cataloging, topic entry, and class. inside of this framework, all chapters were rewritten to include the alterations that experience happened in the course of the period among the 3rd and fourth versions. In each one half, the ancient improvement and underlying rules of the retrieval mechanism at factor are handled first, simply because those are thought of necessary to an figuring out of cataloging and class. dialogue and examples of provisions within the criteria and instruments are then awarded as a way to illustrate the operations lined in each one chapter.

Divided into 5 parts—a common evaluation; list construction and constitution, encoding codecs, and metadata documents; RDA; topic entry and regulated vocabularies; and the association of library resources—each a part of the publication starts with an inventory of the factors and instruments utilized in the training and processing of that a part of the cataloging checklist coated, by means of recommended heritage readings chosen to aid the reader achieve an summary of the topic to be provided. This publication is the traditional textual content for the educating and figuring out of cataloging and classification.

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