Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, 10th Edition

by Arlene G. Taylor


The field's foremost authority on the organization of information does it again! The latest edition of this classic work incorporates changes, both great and small, in the world of cataloging and classification since the turn of the century.

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May 2006

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Pages 608
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Grade College
Topics Organization of Information and Knowledge Management/Cataloging and Classification

In the latest edition of this classic work, Arlene Taylor once again offers a complete, up-to-date, and practical guide to the world of cataloging and classification. Since the publication of the ninth and ninth-revised editions (2000 and 2004), changes have occurred in almost all areas of the organization of information in general, as well as in cataloging and classification. The 10th edition incorporates the 2002 Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition (AACR2), MARC 21, the 22nd edition of Dewey Decimal Classification, current schedules of the LC Classifications, the latest Library of Congress Subject Headings, and the 18th edition of the Sears List of Subject Headings. In addition, Taylor addresses such vital issues as FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), and the Semantic Web. The bibliography and glossary have also been substantially reworked. In fact, only the appendix, which covers arrangement dilemmas and filing rules, remains unchanged.

Topic Centers

Preface to 10th Edition
Cataloging in Context
Development of Cataloging Codes
Description of Analytical Materials
Choice of Access Points
Form of eadings For Names and Titles
Authority Control
Subject Access to Library Materials
Verbal Subject Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
Sears List of Subject Headings (Sears)
Other Types of Verbal Access
Classification of Library Materials
Decimal Classification
Library of Congress Classification (LLC)
Creation of Complete Call Numbers
Other Classification Systems
Processing Centers, Networking, and Cooperative Programs
Catalog Management



"This revised edition of Wynar's Introduction to Cataloging and Classification completely incorporates revisions of AACR2, enhancements to MARC 21, and developments in areas such as resource description and access....[a]n invaluable resource for cataloging students and beginning catalogers as well as a handy reference tool for more experienced catalogers."—Booklist

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