ERIC Number: ED411787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Cataloging Made Easy: How To Organize Your Congregation's Library. Second Revised Edition. CSLA Guide No. 5.
Smith, Ruth S.
Creating a catalog for the synagogue or church library is a vital ministry, one that leads workers and parishioners to available resources for information and inspiration. Pointing out that cataloging is not too difficult or complicated for untrained professionals and volunteer librarians, this guide sets forth basic procedures for: (1) aiming toward a library ministry; (2) sorting the collection; (3) arranging the material for use; (4) establishing guidelines for cataloging; (5) obtaining supplies; (6) recording bibliographic information; (7) step-by-step processing, from marking the book for ownership to assigning a call number, to shelving the book, to filing the catalog cards; (8) using shortcuts, including catalog card services and automation; and (9) ways to encourage use of the catalog. Appendices include a glossary of cataloging terms; a list of the Dewey Decimal Classification's 200 Class; sample cards; and a list of resources. This present edition incorporates minor changes from the previous edition with updated references. (AEF)
Descriptors: Card Catalogs, Cataloging, Church Programs, Church Workers, Classification, Filing, Glossaries, Library Automation, Library Materials, Publicity, Religious Libraries, Supplies, Volunteers
CSLA, P.O. Box 19357, Portland, OR 97280-0357; phone: 1-800-LIB-CSLA ($9; members, $6.25).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Church and Synagogue Library Association, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a related document, see ED 349 987.