This book provides a practical introduction to metadata for the digital library, describing in detail how to implement a strategic approach which will enable complex digital objects to be discovered, delivered and preserved in the short- and long-term.
This new edition offers fully revised and updated guidance on how to go about classifying a document from scratch; reflecting changes to the major general schemes since the first edition, and with new chapters on working with informal classification, from folksonomies to tagging and social media.
Brings together some of the foremost international cataloguing practitioners and thought leaders, including Lorcan Dempsey, Emmanuelle Bermès, Marshall Breeding and Karen Calhoun, to provide an overview of the current state of the art of the library catalogue and look ahead to see what the library catalogue might become.
This handbook will assist cataloguers when creating metadata for sharing bibliographic records or digital collections on the web and provides examples of how to use XLML or XSLT scripting with library records.
Libraries across all sectors are responding to the call to decolonise, critically examining their own historic legacies and practices and supporting institutional change. This book brings together current thinking and emerging practices around decolonising the library, providing conceptual frameworks, and describing emerging practices and their impact.
As the transition to RDA changes the international cataloguing landscape, this practical guide draws out the flexibility offered by RDA and the scope for cataloguer judgement in balancing flexibility with consistency of entry. Welsh leads readers through the decision-making process, showing how the skills familiar from AACR can be applied to RDA.
Designed as a simple companion to "AACR2", this book covers descriptive cataloguing for library school students, beginning cataloguers and information professionals. It is fully cross-referenced to "AACR2", taking into account the 2002 revisions, and also includes MARC21 coding and examples.
Helps novice and out-of-practice classifiers to understand how to use Dewey to classify works. He outlines the content of the scheme and its structure and then, through examples based on real works, teaches readers how to use the scheme. Fully worked out answers and notes are provided.
Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA
This full-text print version of RDA offers a snapshot that serves as an offline access point to help solo and part-time catalogers evaluate RDA, as well as to support training and classroom use in any size institution.
Exploring Discovery examines the range of discovery-focused tools and technologies being deployed by libraries and provides a series of case studies illustrating the interfaces and technologies that can be used by libraries today.