Friday, November 7, 2008

KidzCat (book)

Karpuk, D.J. (2008). KidzCat: A how-to-do-it manual for cataloging children's materials and instructional resources. New York: Neal-Schuman.

At last--practical cataloging guidance specifically for youth materials!

This user-friendly introduction to the basics of cataloging children ’s materials will help you and your staff keep your collections organized, accessible, and manageable. In 13 information-packed chapters, Karpuk covers everything you need to know about cataloging —description, authority control, automation systems and retrieval, MARC, subject headings,classification, and more. Each chapter includes illustrative exercises (with answers) to help librarians learn to catalog their most important and popular resources, like:

* Board and picture books
* Sound recordings, including children’s music and audio books
* DVDs, including animations
* Computer programs, including games and rewriting software
* Multimedia kits
* Series books
* Children ’s Web sites, Internet portals, and online resources

Additional coverage includes outsourcing, local policy issues, future directions, and more. This is an essential resource for both new and seasoned librarians charged with cataloging children ’s materials. (Book Description)