Cataloguing and Classification introduces concepts and practices in cataloguing and classification, and common library standards. The book introduces and analyzes the principles and structures of library catalogues, including the application of AACR2, RDA, DDC, LCC, LCSH and MARC 21 standards, and conceptual models such as ISBD, FRBR and FRAD. The text also introduces DC, MODS, METS, EAD and VRA Core metadata schemes for annotating digital resources.
- Explains the theory and practice of bibliographic control
- Offers a practical approach to the core topics of cataloguing and classification
- Includes step-by-step examples to illustrate application of the central cataloguing and classification standards
- Describes the new descriptive cataloguing standard RDA, and its conceptual ground, FRBR and FRAD
- Guides the reader towards cataloguing and classifying materials in a digital environment
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- Introduction to cataloguing classification
- Descriptive cataloguing codes and the anatomy of AACR2
- AACR2 general rules and rules for books
- AACR2 access points and headings
- FRBR and FRAD: the conceptual models underlying RDA
- RDA: the new standard for descriptive cataloguing
- Dewey Decimal Classification
- Library of Congress Classification
- Subject access: LCSH, Children's Subject Headings and Sears List
- of Subject Headings
- MARC 21: digital formats for cataloguing and classification data
Fotis Lazarinis, PhD, teaches library and information systems as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Thessaly, and in the Department of Archival and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Greece. His research focusses on information retrieval, organization and sharing using standardized XML structures.