Summary: 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: It relates theory to practice It includes guidance on subject cataloguing as well as descriptive cataloguing. Is 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 The book also covers the principles of subject cataloguing, a topic which most non-librarians believe to be an integral part of cataloguing
Jane Read has over 13 years experience in academic libraries. She currently works as cataloguing officer at The Higher Education Academy.