ERIC Number: ED349987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Cataloging Made Easy: How To Organize Your Congregation's Library. Revised Edition. CSLA Guide No. 5.
Smith, Ruth S.
Creating a catalog for the synagogue or church library is described as a vital ministry, one that leads workers and parishioners to available resources for information and inspiration. Arguing that cataloging is not too difficult or complicated for untrained professionals and volunteer librarians, this guide sets forth basic procedures for: (1) sorting the collection; (2) arranging material according to Dewey Decimal, Library of Congress, or other classification scheme; (3) establishing guidelines for cataloging; (4) obtaining supplies; (5) recording bibliographic information; (6) step-by-step processing, from marking the book for ownership to assigning a call number to shelving the book and filing the catalog cards; (7) using shortcuts, including catalog card services and automation; and (8) ways to encourage members of the congregation to use the catalog. Appendices include a glossary of cataloging terms; a list of the Dewey Decimal Classification's 200 Class; sample catalog cards; and a list of resources. (KRN)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Church and Synagogue Library Association, Portland, OR.
Note: For a related document, see ED 316 252.