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.
'Hider's text provides a fulsome understanding of metadata standards, how they differ, how they are employed, and how vocabularies shape our access to the full spectrum of information about a topic. It is an accessible, well-written and almost conversational overview of information resources description that leaves the reader with an understanding of the elemental nature of metadata, its origins and ponderings on its future.'
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.
Many information professionals fail to find the published tools for subject-based organization that are appropriate to their local needs. This text describes the characteristics of some types of subject tool, and takes through the process of creating a system. The methodology employed is a technique for the building of a thesaurus.
LIS professionals will have to be conversant with all the tools and techniques for organizing information in different domains - from traditional library shelf to full-scale digital libraries. This text covers the organization of the entire spectrum of information, and the principles, tools and techniques needed to do this effectively.
LCSH are increasingly seen as 'the' English language controlled vocabulary, despite their lack of a theoretical foundation, and their evident US bias. This title features topics including, background and history of LCSH; subject heading lists; structure and display in LCSH; form of entry; application of LCSH; document analysis; and, main headings.
Written at a time of transition in international cataloguing, this book provides cataloguers and students with a background in general cataloguing principles, the code (AACR2) and format (MARC 21) and the new standard (RDA). It provides library managers with an overview of the development of RDA in order to equip them to make the transition.
Most libraries, archives and museums are confronting the challenges of providing digital access to their collections. This guide offers guidance covering the end-to-end process of digitizing collections, from selecting records for digitization to choosing suppliers and equipment and dealing with documents that present individual problems.
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.
Offers an introduction to the web of data and the semantic web, exploring technologies including APIs, microformats and linked data. This title includes topical commentary and practical examples that explore how information professionals can harness the power of this phenomenon to inform strategy and become facilitators of access to data.