Dec 2002 | 216pp
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Mystified by main entry? Confused by corporate bodies? Can't tell a description from an access point? Then this is the book for you. Cataloguing is important, despite what some people may tell you. Because it is hardly taught nowadays, there is all the more likelihood that you will find yourself having to catalogue without having been taught anything about it.
This book covers descriptive cataloguing, and is designed as a simple companion to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (revised 2002 edition). Dealing primarily with printed books, but including many references to other formats, the author leads you step by step through the cataloguing process, covering: description; access points; multipart works; headings for persons; headings for corporate bodies; authority control and uniform titles.
1. Background to cataloguing and AACR2
2. Structure of AACR2 and of the MARC 21 format
4. Access points
5. Multipart works
6. Headings for persons
7. Headings for corporate bodies
8. Authority control
9. Uniform titles
Appendix. Catalogue records in MARC 21 format for the examples in this book
"The book is written in an accessible manner providing a useful buffer to the slightly intimidating set of manuals that confront the novice cataloguer. Bowman is practical in his advice, which acknowledges the sometimes curious constructions that cataloguing sometimes creates. It is a brief introduction that, rightly, attempts to familiarize the reader with the basic principles, without trying to replace the actual manuals themselves."
- Library Review