Friday, August 27, 2010
Catalog It! A Guide to Cataloging School Library Materials 2nd ed.
Kaplan, Allison and Ann Riedling. Catalog It! A Guide to Cataloging School Library Materials 2nd ed. Worthington, OH: Linworth Books, 2006 025.3 Kapla 2nd ed.
A book that presents both the theory and practice of cataloging. Though many media specialists purchase their materials preprocessed, some understanding of the rules and standards of cataloging is still necessary. Throughout this book, the authors use concrete examples of items commonly found in school libraries. The first two chapters give a brief history of cataloging and an overview of copy cataloging and cataloger's tools. The next four chapters deal with intellectual access (assigning subject headings and classification codes), physical description (both theory and application), and processing. The last two chapters present aspects of automated cataloging and the migration to automated systems and the future of cataloging. This readable text can serve as a textbook for students in school-library-media programs and as a ready-reference tool for practicing media specialists.