Authored by: Daniel N. Joudrey

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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Bibliographic control, the larger field of which cataloging is a part, is discussed in order to provide the context for cataloging. A major product of the process of cataloging, the catalog, is explained in order to underscore why cataloging is needed. The processes for completing original cataloging are delineated, followed by a brief look at cooperative and copy cataloging. Methods for encoding metadata records for online storage and display are outlined.

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