Monday, February 7, 2011

Cataloging and Organizing Digital Resources: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Mitchell, Anne M. and Surratt, Brian E. Cataloging and Organizing Digital Resources: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2005. 025.344 Mitch ISBN:1-55570-521-9
This practical volume addresses the ways a library can manage electronic collections. The goal is to provide an overview of management concerns and issues regarding bibliographic control in an online environment and to suggest tools that are available. The 10 chapters address such topics as development of digital libraries, organization of work flow, alternatives to cataloging, cataloging rules and records, online monographs and serials, integration of resources, and trends. Each chapter offers an introduction; guidelines, instructions, or strategies; and a summary and references. The writing is clear, with plentiful examples that include figures and titles. The volume should be useful to librarians seeking a broad survey of the online information territory and how it can be managed. Patricia Hogan Copyright © American Library Association.

This volume is a clear representation of how to catalog online resources and is a valuable tool for experienced and novice catalogers alike. --Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services