Cataloging: Then and Now

Karen Coyle and Renee Register gave a talk some time ago, Feb. 19, 2010 sponsored by the College of DuPage called, Cataloging: Where are we now? Where are we going? Presented as a windows media or quicktime streaming video, it can be accessed at this url: http://www.dupagepress.com/index.php?id=4250. The opening question asks whether the current cataloging …

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Free Cataloging Tools

There are a lot of free cataloging tools out there on the Internet. While taking a look at some posting's, I found this short slide show of some of these great tools called "Free Cataloging Tools" by Robin Fay. One of the great aspects of this presentation is that you can see which tool might …

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Thomas Mann on LC’s Distinctive Role

Thomas Mann's article, "What is distintive about the Library of Congress in both its collections and its means of access to them, and the reasons LC needs to maintain classified shelving of books onsite, and a way to deal effectively with the problem of "books on the floor"", has already made the rounds of many …

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RDA Textbook set to publish in April 2010

Facet Publishing is set to publish a new textbook on RDA in April 2010. The textbook by Shawne D Miksa will: introduce descriptive and subject cataloguing and classification as it is currently practised, and in particular introduces Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new set of cataloguing rules that replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR). …

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RDA Presentation by B. Tillett

The Atlantic Provinces Library Association recently held their annual meeting from June 10-13, 2009. Barbara Tillett gave a presentation on RDA entitled: Sharing Standards for Bibliographic Data Worldwide: an Overview of Changes in Cataloging Practices. The description reads: Built on foundations established by the Anglo-American CataloguingRules (AACR), RDA (Resouce Description and Access) will provide a …

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