ERIC Number: ED315094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Current Practices in Library Cataloging and Classification. Revised Edition.
Designed for use by students enrolled in the audioconference course, Introduction to Technical Services, this 2-part guide presents 10 course units on cataloging. The study guide provided in the first part presents the content of the lesson together with objectives and readings for each unit; the second part contains several assignments, or learning activities, for each topic. The units focus on: (1) the cataloging process, cataloging terminology, and the difference between descriptive and subject cataloging; (2) compiling the information for and typing a main entry catalog card; (3) applying descriptive cataloging rules to nonbook materials; (4) using the Alaska Library Network microfiche catalog to find cataloging information; (5) identifying the main entry and added entries of a work; (6) understanding the value of analytical entries for the small library and learning descriptive cataloging for computer software; (7) distinguishing between monographs and serial publications, differentiating between multipart and serial publications, using the open entry card format, and checking in periodicals; (8) determining the subject of an item, assigning a subject heading, and becoming familiar with the Library of Congress Subject Heading list, including use of subdivisions and experimenting with subject cross references; (9) assigning classification numbers to library materials using Dewey Decimal Classification; and (10) sorting catalog cards received with library materials and following basic rules for filing catalog cards in a library card catalog. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of State Libraries.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Library, Juneau.