Cataloguing Outside the Box

A Practical Guide to Cataloguing Special Collections Materials


  • Patricia Falk
  • Stefanie Hunker, Bowling Green State University, USA

A practical guide to cataloguing and processing the unique special collections formats in the Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL) and the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives (MLSRA) at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) (e.g. fanzines, popular sound recordings, comic books, motion picture scripts and press kits, popular fiction). Cataloguing Outside the Box provides guidance to professionals in library and information science facing the same cataloguing challenges. Additionally, name authority work for these collections is addressed.
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Current and future special collections catalogers; Students in advanced cataloging classes


Book information

  • Published: January 2010
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-553-4


The authors have produced a practical guide to the variables and complexities of cataloguing materials held in unique special collections formats and supply a useful tool to aid current practice and inform future training., Library Review

Table of Contents

Self-published music scores and recordings; Popular music compact discs; Fanzines; Comics and graphic novels; Special periodicals; Popular fiction; Movie, television, and radio scripts; Press kits; Authority work; Conclusion.