Cataloguing Outside the Box - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843345534, 9781780630267

Cataloguing Outside the Box

1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Cataloguing Special Collections Materials

Authors: Patricia Falk Stefanie Hunker
eBook ISBN: 9781780630267
Paperback ISBN: 9781843345534
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 20th January 2010
Page Count: 260
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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.


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.

Key Features

  • Provides practical guidelines and solutions for cataloguing challenges
  • Draws on the authors’ varied experiences with these special materials
  • Addresses specific, unique special collections materials


Current and future special collections catalogers; Students in advanced cataloging classes


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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

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About the Authors

Patricia Falk Author

Patricia K. Falk is the Special Collections Cataloguer at Bowling Green State University and works both in the MLSRA and the BPCL. She catalogues print and non-print materials and is an independent contributor to the NACO Music Project Funnel.

Stefanie Hunker Author

Stefanie Hunker is the Digital Resources Librarian in the BPCL at BGSU. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of the BPCL web site and blog and also catalogues print and non-print materials with AACR2 cataloguing and modified Dublin Core metadata.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bowling Green State University, USA