Conceptual Foundations of Descriptive Cataloging

ISBN-10: 0126782105
ISBN-13: 9780126782103
Authors: Elaine Svenonius
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Computer technology together with political and economic pressures for interlibrary cooperation are having far-reaching effects on online systems for bibliographic control. This work is a compendium of the current thought on how catalogs of the future can best take advantage of machine capabilities in a networking environment. The Conceptual Foundations of Descriptive Cataloging comprises the proceedings of a conference of the same name held at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1987. The conference stimulated visionary thinking about the future direction of systems for the bibliographic control of information, particularly the future of those systems applying the Anglo-American…    

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Julie H. Reiss is a New York City-based independent scholar and art historian.


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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited Number of pages: 241 Dimensions: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 1.320 lbs.

Table of contents

The Objectives of the Catalog and the Means to Reach Them: P. Wilson, The Second Objective. The Concept of Authorship: Past and Future: A.S. Wajenberg, A Cataloger's View of Authorship. A.B. Piternick, Authors Online: A Searcher's Approach to the Online Author Catalog. Standardization and the Proliferation of Rule Interpretations: B. Tucker, Ask Me No Questions and I'll Write You No RI's. T. Delsey, Standards for Descriptive Cataloging: Two Perspectives on the Past Twenty Years. Main Entry: T. Takawashi, The Japanese No Main-Entry Code. M. Carpenter, Main Entry. The Impact of Technology on Code Design: H.F. Schmierer, The Impact of Technology on Cataloging Rules. J. Duke, Access and…