A Manual of Cataloguing Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080166971, 9781483157313

A Manual of Cataloguing Practice

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs In library and Information Science

Authors: K. G. B. Bakewell
Editors: G. Chandler
eBook ISBN: 9781483157313
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 312
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A Manual of Cataloguing Practice is a text on cataloguing and covers topics ranging from the major cataloguing codes to the subject catalogue, the name catalogue, and cataloguing of special materials. Physical forms of catalogue are also considered, along with the filing and arrangement of catalogue entries; centralized and cooperative cataloguing; the organization of cataloguing; and the relation of cataloguing to modern methods of information retrieval. This manual is comprised of 16 chapters and begins with an overview of the nature and purpose of catalogues, as well as the history of cataloguing and catalogues. The discussion then turns to the development and application of the major cataloguing codes, including the British Museum Cataloguing Rules; the Vatican Code; the American Library Association Rules 1949; and the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 1967. Some particular problems of author-title cataloguing are considered, together with the solutions suggested by some of the major codes and the practices of some individual libraries. External guides (instructions for the use of the catalogue) and internal guides (""signposts"" within the catalogue) are also discussed. Finally, the future of cataloguing is examined. This book will be a useful resource for practicing cataloguers and librarians as well as students of librarianship.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Abbreviations Used in the Text Preface and Acknowledgments

  1. The Nature and Purpose of Catalogs
  2. History of Cataloging and Catalogs
  3. The Major Cataloging Codes: Their Development and Application
  4. Some Special Problems of the Author/Title Catalog
  5. The Subject Catalog
  6. The Name Catalog
  7. Cataloging of Special Materials
  8. Analytical Cataloging
  9. Notes and Annotation
  10. Physical Forms of Catalog
  11. Filing and Arrangement of Catalog Entries
  12. Guiding
  13. Centralized and Co-operative Cataloging
  14. The Organization of Cataloging
  15. The Relation of Cataloging to Modern Methods of Information Retrieval
  16. The Future of Cataloging References Postscript Index


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About the Author

K. G. B. Bakewell

About the Editor

G. Chandler

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Canberra, Australia

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