"The new edition of this essential work has raised the bar on an already excellent text about cataloguing." - Library Journal, Starred Review
The fifth edition of the classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries. Since the last edition, there have new developments in cataloging, with the introduction of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) and the new, official RDA, following the 3R Project.
This text presents the essence of library cataloging and classification in terms of four basic functions: descriptive cataloging, authority work, subject access, and classification. Within this framework, content has been re-organized, all chapters have been rewritten, and new chapters have been introduced to incorporate the changes that have occurred during the interval between the four and fifth editions. In each part, the historical development and underlying principles of the retrieval mechanism at issue are treated first, because these are considered essential to an understanding of cataloging and classification. Discussion and examples of provisions in the standards and tools are then presented to illustrate the operations covered in each chapter.
Divided into seven parts—a general overview; record production and structure, encoding formats, and metadata records; RDA (original and official); subject access and controlled vocabularies; the organization of library resources; encoding & records of bibliographic and authority data; and cataloging ethics--this book includes lists of the standards and tools used in the preparation and processing of cataloging records covered, lists of RDA elements, and sample records.
Its companion website with interactive learning activities and supplementary materials located at catclassintro.org make it a true multimedia tool.
Athena Salaba, Professor at the School of Information, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, is the co-author of four books and author of a number book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers.
She holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Salaba served as the Co-chair and Secretary of the IFLA Working Group on the Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR), Chair of the Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) of ALA’s ALCTS Division, and a member of the IFLA Bibliographic Conceptual Models (BCM) Review Group, previously the FRBR Review Group. She serves as the Chair of the IFLA Subject Analysis and Access (SAA) section and Treasurer and member of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) Board of Directors. She is an appointed member of the ALA Committee on Accreditation.
Her research areas include the organization of information, metadata, knowledge organization systems, subject access to information, conceptual modeling of bibliographic data, intercultural awareness of information professionals, knowledge organization education and competences, user-information interactions, and user experience studies.
She teaches graduate courses on resource description and access (descriptive cataloguing) and subject analysis, representation, and access.
The late Lois Mai Chan was professor emerita at the School of Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, was the author of eight books and numerous articles and co-editor of two collections in the areas of knowledge organization and subject indexing. In 1989, Chan was awarded the Margaret Mann Citation for Outstanding Achievement in Cataloging and Classification given by the American Library Association. In 1992, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Chinese- American Librarians Association. In 1999, Chan and Diane Vizine-Goetz were chosen for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ (ALCTS) Best of LRTS Award for the Best Article Published in 1998. In 2006, Chan received the Beta Phi Mu (International Honor Society for Library and Information Science) Award for distinguished service to education for librarianship. From 1986 to 1991, Chan served as the chair of the Decimal Classification Editorial Policy Committee. She served as a member of the IFLA Standing Committee on Knowledge Management and the IFLA Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD) Working Group. Her research interests included knowledge organization, subject vocabulary, authority control, metadata, and organization and retrieval of Web resources.
PART ONE Introduction
1. Information Resource Management: Description, Access, Organization
2. Foundations, Principles, Conceptual Models, and Standards of Resource Description
PART TWO Record Production and Structure, Encoding Formats, and Metadata Records
Standards and Tools
3. Records and Encoding Schemas
4. Metadata Schemas
PART THREE Resource Description and Access: Foundations and Standards
5. Foundations of Resource Description
6. Resource Description and Access (RDA)- Original: Basics; Identifying Manifestations, Items, Works, and Expressions
7. Resource Description and Access (RDA) - Original: Agents, Nomen, Place, Timespan; Recording Relationships
8. Resource Description and Access (RDA) - Official: Basics; Describing RDA entities Work, Expression, Manifestation, and Item
9. Resource Description and Access (RDA) – Official: Describing RDA Entities Nomen, Agents, Place, and Timespan
PART FOUR Subject Access and Controlled Vocabularies
Standards and Tools
10. Principles of Controlled Vocabularies and Subject Analysis
11. Library of Congress Subject Headings
12. Other Subject and Genre/Format Vocabularies
PART FIVE Organization of Library Resources
13. Classification and Categorization
14. Dewey Decimal Classification
15. Library of Congress Classification
16. National Library of Medicine Classification and Other Modern Classification Schemes
PART SIX Encoding & Records of Bibliographic and Authority Data
17. MARC 21 Encoding for Original RDA Data
18. BIBFRAME Data
PART SEVEN Cataloging Ethics
19. Ethics and Critical Cataloging
Appendix A: Entities and RDA Elements
Appendix B: Sample MARC Records
Appendix C: One Work with Multiple Expressions and Manifestations
About the Authors
With attention to how information is described, organized, and made accessible, Salaba offers an overhaul of the classic cataloguing text that she coauthored with the late Chan. The volume is presented in seven parts, including the overview. Key topics include record production and structure, encoding formats, and metadata records; resource description and access (RDA), both original and official; subject access and controlled vocabularies; organization of library resources; records of bibliographic and authority data; and cataloguing ethics. Two to four chapters are devoted to each subject. Previous editions’ content has been rewritten and reorganized to help reflect new cataloguing developments. The addition of the new RDA and a chapter on cataloguing ethics also reflect current discussions within the profession. Additionally, the chapter on RDA, with its explanation of the new RDA, will be of enormous use as cataloguers prepare to implement the latest version of this content standard. The new edition of this essential work has raised the bar on an already excellent text about cataloguing. Recommended for cataloguers at all levels of expertise.
Athena Salaba and Lois Mai Chan provide a thorough introduction to cataloging and classification. This classic work has been updated to include new standards and tools, and the discussions of original RDA and official RDA are especially instructive. This textbook would be useful for beginning and advanced cataloging students, as well as professionals in libraries and other information agencies.
The new edition of Cataloging and Classification provides library and information science students and library practitioners with a thorough, authoritative, and up-to-date exploration of library cataloging and classification concepts, history, and standards. The inclusion in this latest edition of information on the original and official Resource Description and Access (RDA), and a chapter on cataloging ethics and critical cataloging, is very welcome and needed.
6/1/23, ChoiceReviews: This title was included in a roundup of forthcoming titles in Library & Information Sciences.Link: https://www.choice360.org/choice-pick/forthcoming-titles-in-library-information-sciences-2023/