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Practical Cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC21

By: Anne Welsh and Sue Batley

217 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Facet Publishing (formerly Library Association Publishing)

Paperback | Mar 2012 | #187307 | ISBN-13: 9781856046954
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About this book

The launch of Resource Description and Access (RDA) will transform cataloging standards that have been virtually unchanged for 30 years. Existing standards, as laid out in the Anglo American Cataloging Rules, have struggled to keep pace with new publishing formats and new publishing practices.

This textbook is designed to assist cataloguers with the transition to this new standard.


Introduction to catalogues and cataloguing standards #Publication formats and bibliographic elements
Access points and headings
RDA: the new standard, its development, structure and features
AACR and RDA: the similarities and differences between the two standards
The MARC21 record, studying tags, indicators and sub-field codes
Summary, outlining the major issues.

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Anne Welsh, NLH EVSL Information Specialist/Librarian, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and Visiting Lecturer, School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London; and Sue Batley, Course Director, MA in Information Management, London Metropolitan University.

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