ERIC Number: ED223256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Processing and Cataloging Computer Software for Schools and Area Education Agencies. Suggestions to Aid Schools and AEAs.
Martin, Elizabeth; And Others
Based on definitions of a machine-readable data file (MRDF) taken from the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, second edition (AACR2) and Standards for Cataloging Nonprint Materials, the following recommendations for processing items of computer software are provided: (1) base main and added entry determination on AACR2; (2) place designation of form of material after title; (3) base collation statement on AACR2; (4) include notation of any peripherals required to use the item; (5) include optional description of what software is designed to do and any accompanying materials; (6) catalog microcomputer software in the same manner as audio or visual material either accessioned or classified by Dewey Decimal Classification; (7) prepare a complete set of catalog cards; (8) include an optional description of teaching objectives; (9) store items in a box, bin, ring binder, or paper folder; and (10) affix property stamp to item and prepare check out card, card pocket, title labels, warning label, and optional copy of main entry card for attachment to binder or other package. Sixteen sample cards trace the processing and cataloging of items of computer software in the main section of this document. Additional guidelines for computer software entries for Area Education Agency Media Centers (AEAMCs) are also provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.