Thursday, January 17, 2013

Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments

Lubas, Rebecca L. (ed.) Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments
Libraries Unlimited, 2011.  ISBN: 978-1-59884-492-4

Book Description:
This book offers practical advice—based on direct experience—for facing the challenges of organizing information today. Topics include training, collaborating across the library, coping with changes in standards, making strategic selections of vendor cataloging products, developing cooperative organizations, and more. The specific techniques that will help catalogers meet the needs of 21st century patrons are emphasized. Each chapter is authored or coauthored by a leader in cataloging, metadata practice, or education in these specialties. 

  • Evolving Standards: making the Jump to RDA in Historical Context
  • Impact of Changes in Library of Congress Cataloging Policy on Working Catalogers
  • Managing a Multiplicity of Standards: Hybrid Approaches to Traditional and Digital Cataloging
  • Training Workshops: How One Trainer Works
  • The Janus Effect: On-the-Job Training of Twenty-First-Century Catalogers
  • Managing Vendor Cataloging to Maximize Access
  • Collaborating with Other Library Departments
  • MARC: A New Life through Reusing and Remixing
  • Moving Ahead with Metadata: Adding Value through Grand-Funded Projects