ERIC Number: ED316252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Cataloging Books Step by Step. CSLA Guide No. 5.
Smith, Ruth S.
Designed as a beginning, how-to guide, this handbook lists 20 short steps to cataloging library materials for a church or synagogue library. The guide opens with a history and a brief explanation of the Dewey Decimal System, with special attention given to the divisions and subdivisions that fall under the category "Religion." Several references on the Dewey Decimal System are recommended for further reading. The section on step-by-step processing covers initial procedures such as opening the book properly, collating the book, and stamping the library name in it before progressing to the more complicated tasks of selecting subject headings (from the Sears List of Subject Headings), typing the catalog cards, and keeping statistics. Following the 20 processing steps are 14 sample catalog cards showing: (1) the back and front of a work card; (2) main entry cards; and (3) a card set, including author, title, subtitle, subject, and series; and (4) a shelf list card among others. A glossary of 38 common cataloging terms is included. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Church and Synagogue Library Association, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Note: For other guides in this series, see IR 052 107-110.