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Cataloguing and Decision-making in a Hybrid Environment: The Transition from AACR2 to RDA

Cataloguing and Decision-making in a Hybrid Environment: The Transition from AACR2 to RDA
 

As the transition to RDA changes the international cataloguing landscape, this practical guide draws out the flexibility offered by RDA and the scope for cataloguer judgement in balancing flexibility with consistency of entry. Welsh leads readers through the decision-making proce... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781856049559
Barcode 9781856049559
Release Date 30 January 2020 by Facet Publishing
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Welsh, Anne
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ISBN-13 9781856049559
ISBN-10 1856049558
Stock Release date is 30 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Facet Publishing
Imprint Facet Publishing
Release Date 30 January 2020
International Release Date 31 December 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Welsh, Anne
Category Bibliographic & Subject Control
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Library & Information Science
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 025.32
Catalogue Code 954394

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As the transition to RDA changes the international cataloguing landscape, readers need practical guidance to operate successfully in a world of hybrid catalogues, where records created under different standards co-exist. This highly practical guide draws out the flexibility offered by RDA and the scope for cataloguer judgement in balancing flexibility with consistency of entry. Welsh leads the reader through the decision-making process, showing how the skills and judgements familiar from AACR2 can be applied to RDA. This book slices into RDA to answer questions including: What are the increased decision-making powers of the catalogue based on RDA? What support is available in making decisions? How can libraries integrate new RDA records within their catalogues and cataloguing practices? What steps can cataloguers take to increase their decision-making skills and confidence, and how can employers support their staff in this? Readership: Cataloguers, all library staff, information professionals, support staff and LIS students.

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Author's Bio

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 & Index, Anne is now the Assistant Editor of Alexandria: the Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues.

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