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    Jean Weihs(Author),Sheila S. Intner(Author)

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Ideal for library technicians as well as students in library technician and teacher librarian programs, this easy-to-use primer provides an introduction to standardized cataloging.


• Includes 35 exercises

• Offers numerous examples

• Provides a glossary of cataloging terms and tools

Written by two experienced catalogers, this volume provides an excellent introduction to the practice of cataloging in any library. The work addresses cataloging-in-publication, descriptive cataloging, access points, both Sears and LCSH subject headings, classification, computer coding, and copy cataloging. With the new standards coming out, the information will soon become outdated; however, as an overview to the history and current practices of cataloging, this work cannot be ignored. The simple language, examples, and clear descriptions of processes and techniques make it a valuable tool for any beginning cataloger or worker in a technical-services department. --Sara Marcus "Perfect for training beginning school or public library catalogers the essentials of cataloging." - ARBAonline"Written by two experienced catalogers, this volume provides an excellent introduction to the practice of cataloging in any library. . . . as an overview to the history and current practices of cataloging, this work cannot be ignored. The simple language, examples, and clear descriptions of processes and techniques make it a valuable tool for any beginning cataloger or worker in a technical-services department." - Booklist"Useful for people studying to be library technicians, both in classroom settings and on their own, this volume includes practical information on descriptive cataloging, choosing access points, and making the calls on subject headings and classification. It mostly covers cases where the cataloger starts with cataloging-in-publication (CIP) data but also includes information on conversion to appropriate Sears subject headings. Written by Jean Weihs, who has taught cataloging to librarians, library technicians and school librarians for the past fifty years, and Intner (library science, Simmons College), this practical handbook includes a wealth of exercises, a glossary, and a useful index containing references to both text and to figures and examples." - Reference & Research Book News"The perfect book for the non-cataloguer who has forgotten much of their introductory cataloging course or the library science student or paraprofessional who needs to learn the very basics of what descriptive cataloging entails. It may also prove to be an excellent companion volume to organization of information courses that would prepare students for the leap into a true cataloging course. At the very least, the clear and understandable writing of this book should make an easy read for any library science student or non-cataloger who needs to understand what we catalogers are talking about." - Technicalities"Beginning Cataloging is a good place for beginning catalogers to start. . . . Both authors have extensive publication lists, and years of teaching experience to draw upon. Needless to say the book is authoritative and well-written. . . . The book would therefore be useful in both public and academic libraries. . . . Beginning Cataloging succeeds at laying a solid foundation for the detailed application of cataloging standards, and as such it is recommended." - TechKnow"This title will be useful to any staff member needing a concise explanation of cataloging in the twenty-first century, and is recommended to libraries of all sorts and sizes." - Catholic Library World

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  • By hulachick on October 2, 2016

    I am so glad I rented this book rather than purchased it. It worked for my grad class, but it was hard to follow. Illustrations/figures frequently were on different pages than the content that talked about them. Also, the figures were not labeled, so in order to try to comprehend the details in each figure, I had to repeatedly flip back and forth between the pages to reread the descriptions of the components and try to match the descriptions with the parts of the figures. The text was also not easy to follow when reading. When talking with others already in the field of being a media specialist, the on-the-job learning will help the learning from my class all make sense. Unlike my other library media related textbooks, this book was used just enough to get through the related tasks and assignments. The rental fee was worth the time I needed the book. I had no problem returning it when the semester ended.

  • By Marshall Motley on December 7, 2015

    Kinda terrible. For a book on cataloging, written for librarians, it is largely disorganized and FAILS to explain how MARC works. The right answer to cataloging seems to be "stick to OCLC, not books on cataloging". I got this because it was required for my education, but I regret spending the money on something so incredibly confusing and useless.

  • By Guest on February 16, 2016

    Great Book!


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