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.
'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.'
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.
The second edition of this definitive textbook provides an introduction to the library and information sciences, emphasising their philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual foundations. Updated to cover the changing information environment, it is suitable as a text for college and university students, for those beginning research, and for thoughtful practitioners.
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.
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.
The 2010 release of Resource Description and Access is not the release of a revised standard; it represents a shift in the understanding of the cataloguing process. This title places RDA in context by examining its connection with its predecessor, AACR2, and looks at its relationship to internationally accepted principles, standards and models.
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.