Practical Cataloguing for the Hybrid Environment (Paperback)

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Practical Cataloguing for the Hybrid Environment (Paperback)

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Issues surrounding the many options in RDA have been the subject of much discussion, unease and concern within the cataloguing community. Consistency of entry and predictability of search have long been the goals of user-focused catalogues. This book explores some of the significant current challenges, using a wide range of international sources to answer the many questions asked by current cataloguers, including: • what are the increased decision-making powers of the cataloguer based on RDA? • what support is available in making decisions, including training materials and policy statements from national libraries and international consortia? • how can libraries of varying sizes integrate new RDA data within their catalogues and their cataloguing practice? • what steps can cataloguers take to increase their decision-making skills and confidence, and how can employers support staff in this? Written by a highly experienced teacher and consultant, this book will help bring clarity to some of the key challenges of cataloguing, with a wealth of decision-making scenarios, discussions and real world examples.
Anne Welsh is Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at University College London, and Digital Identity Manager at UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. She spent fifteen years as a librarian before becoming a full-time academic and now teaches Cataloguing on UCL's MA LIbrary and Information Studies (MA LIS) and Historical Bibliography on its MA LIS, MA Archives and Records Management and MA/MSc in Digital Humanities. She has chaired CILIP's Executive Briefings on RDA since they began in 2009, and is a well-known conference speaker at national and international level. A former editor of Catalogue and Index, Anne is now the Assistant Editor of Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues.
Product Details ISBN: 9781856049559
ISBN-10: 1856049558
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Publication Date: November 14th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English