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Cataloguing Without Tears

Managing Knowledge in the Information Society

This book is an introduction, ‘handy’ and authoritative guide to the principles of cataloguing for librarians, information scientists and information managers. It is intended to be used in conjunction with an internationally recognised standard to show how, firstly, cataloguing underpins all the other activities of an information service and, secondly, how to apply best practice in a variety of different situations.

Paperback, 258 Pages

Published: November 2003

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-043-0


  • I would recommend this book to any library school student, future cataloger or not, who wishes to be well-rounded., TechKnow


  • Part 1 The big picture: Why bother to catalogue? What to catalogue? Who should catalogue? How to catalogue … and not reinvent the wheel. Part 2 The nitty-gritty: Is it a book, is it a journal? What’s a strange attractor? Cataloguing subjects you know nothing about; Ici on ne lit pas le français: unknown languages and how to deal with them; Special cases; Resources for cataloguers.


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