By Elaine R. Sanchez
Library and data technological know-how school needs to settle for that the catalog of outdated is not any extra. in spite of the fact that, whereas cataloging is evolving, it's not going away, and the underlying options stay legitimate and important to the way forward for libraries and their employees. An appreciation for the way details is derived and established remains to be serious so that it will serve clients effectively.
Authored through cataloging librarians, educators, and knowledge process specialists, this ebook of essays addresses principles and strategies for tackling the trendy demanding situations of cataloging and metadata practices.
Library experts within the cataloging and metadata professions have a better function than just dealing with info and connecting clients to assets. there's a deeper and extra profound effect that comes in their paintings: renovation of the human record.
Conversations with Catalogers within the twenty first Century includes 4 chapters addressing large different types of concerns that catalogers and metadata librarians are at present dealing with. each vital subject is roofed, comparable to altering metadata practices, criteria, info checklist constructions, information systems, and person expectancies, offering either theoretical and sensible info. instructions for facing current demanding situations are according to basics from the previous. tips on education employees, development new details systems of electronic library assets, documenting new cataloging and metadata talents, and developing new workflows allow a real-world video game plan for improvement.
• comprises essays authored by means of skilled, passionate, and articulate catalogers, metadata librarians, and different experts
• contains unique examine survey effects on librarians' perspectives relating to present subject matters equivalent to RDA, AACR2, FRBR, using upstream facts, and cataloging at the Semantic Web
• comprises an introductory timeline and historical past of cataloging and metadata from old to give times
• presents a chronological bibliography of chosen works concerning cataloging and libraries via 1800 and a extra entire bibliography of comparable works
• incorporates a foreword and afterword by way of 3 the world over recognized and revered cataloging figures, Michael Gorman, Dr. Sheila S. Intner, and Dr. Susan S. Lazinger
• presents insights into cataloging issues concerning RDA and AACR2 at quite a few cataloging agencies
• Proposes completely new cataloging workflows and bibliographic/authority checklist buildings which can supply greater and effective information access
• Addresses the historical past and way forward for cataloging and metadata and the necessity for greater schooling, on-the-job education, and staffing recruitment