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Guide to MARC 21 for Cataloging Books and Serials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843344070, 9781780631172

Guide to MARC 21 for Cataloging Books and Serials

1st Edition

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Author: Asoknath Mukhopadhyay
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843344070
eBook ISBN: 9781780631172
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th September 2007
Page Count: 490
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A comprehensive handbook for MARC catalogers and a valuable learning resource for students. The book represents a subset of MARC21 fields delineating scope, content designations, interpretations and examples. The terminology and definitions used are in tune with MARC documentation, CCP, OCLC, AACR2 and ISBD. Based on updates to MARC, the book offers field- and subfield-specific interpretations of rules and provides many examples for the appropriate use of tags, delimiters and date renderings.The book also contains a detailed bibliography and webography, plus a list of gateways that provide authentic information sources about MARC-compatible library software, utilities, freely accessible databases of MARC records and online cataloguing norms and practices.

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  • Written by a leading authority
  • Highly detailed and up-to-date


Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

Meaning and description: Meaning of MARC; Prelude to MARC cataloging: Logical record structure; MARC cataloging elements: Logical data; Frequently asked questions.


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Asoknath Mukhopadhyay

Asoknath Mukhopadhyay is formerly the Librarian at IIMC Kolkota, India.

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formerly the Librarian at IIMC Kolkota, India

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