Monday, February 7, 2011

Essential Cataloguing

Bowman, J. H. Essential Cataloguing. London: Facet Publishing, 2007. 025.32 Bowma. ISBN: 1-85604-456-4

This book covers descriptive cataloging and is designed as a simple companion to AACR2. The author believes that most items can be dealt with by using comparatively few of the rules, and that many of the more abtruse ones can be ignored until you need them. This book therefore concentrates on the basics. It has a clear, informal approach, with less important aspects set in smaller type, and is fully cross-referenced to AACR2. Concentrating on the materials most Anglo-American libraries are most likely to meet, it includes MARC21 coding and examples, and is designed for library school students and beginning catalogers.