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Cataloging and classification : an introduction

Author: Lois Mai Chan; Athena Salaba
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"The fourth edition of the late Lois Mai Chan's classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries. Since the last edition published in 2007, there have been dramatic changes in cataloging systems, the most notable being the shift from AACR2 to Resource Description and Access  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Mai Chan; Athena Salaba
ISBN: 9781442232488 144223248X 9781442232495 1442232498
OCLC Number: 922220005
Description: xviii, 784 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Information resource management : description, access, organization --
Foundations, principles, conceptual models, and standards of resource description --
Records and encoding schemas --
Metadata schemas --
RDA and its foundations --
RDA : identifying manifestations and items --
RDA : identifying works and expressions --
RDA : identifying persons, corporate bodies and families --
RDA : recording relationships --
Principles of controlled vocabularies and subject analysis --
Library of Congress subject headings --
FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) --
Sears list of subject headings --
Medical subject headings --
Classification and categorization --
Dewey decimal classification --
Library of Congress classification --
National Library of Medicine classification and other modern classification schemes.
Responsibility: Lois Mai Chan and Athena Salaba.

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"The fourth edition of the late Lois Mai Chan's classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries. Since the last edition published in 2007, there have been dramatic changes in cataloging systems, the most notable being the shift from AACR2 to Resource Description and Access (RDA) as the new standard developed by the Library of Congress. With the help of Athena Salaba, this text is modified throughout to conform to this new standard"--

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