Descriptive and Subject Cataloguing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843341260, 9781780630885

Descriptive and Subject Cataloguing

1st Edition

A Workbook

Authors: Jaya Raju Reggie Raju
Paperback ISBN: 9781843341260
eBook ISBN: 9781780630885
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 28th February 2006
Page Count: 144
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Theoretical principles of information organization: an overview; Examples for cataloguing, classification and assigning subject headings; Suggested solutions; Conclusion.


A workbook on descriptive and subject cataloguing featuring practical examples and suggested solutions to reinforce theoretical concepts and practical application in descriptive cataloguing (using Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed., 1998 rev.), bibliographic classification (using Dewey Decimal Classification, 21st ed.) and assigning subject headings (using Sears List of Subject Headings, 17th ed.).

Key Features

  • Includes examples for both manual and computerised creation of bibliographic records, thus preparing students for both automated and manual library and information service (LIS) environments
  • While the workbook uses Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Dewey Decimal Classification and Sears List of Subject Headings as tools for information organisation, the major objective is to develop skills in information management and organisation
  • While the workbook is likely to be predominately used in the instruction of first level library and/or information studies programmes offered by higher education institutions, it could very well be used in the LIS work environment


Practitioners and students in Library and Information Science


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About the Authors

Jaya Raju Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Durban Institute of Technology

Reggie Raju Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa