Cataloguing Without Tears

Cataloguing Without Tears

Managing Knowledge in the Information Society

1st Edition - November 30, 2003

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  • Author: Jane Read
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630632

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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.

Key Features

  • Relates theory to practice, which is not the case with many other books on the topic
  • Includes guidance on subject cataloguing as well as descriptive cataloguing
  • Written in an easy-to-read style Covers the use of ISBD and Dublin Core in descriptive cataloguing, rather than being tied exclusively to using AACR


Librarians and informational professionals responsible for cataloging materials (of any format) for their information service; Knowledge managers

Table of Contents

  • 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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 258
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2003
  • Published: November 30, 2003
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630632

About the Author

Jane Read

Jane Read has over 13 years experience in academic libraries. She currently works as cataloguing officer at The Higher Education Academy.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Higher Education Academy, UK

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