These detailed guides will help you:
-- Determine hardware and software needs for technical services workstations
-- Accurately catalog material from serials to reproductions to interactive multimedia
-- Integrate preservation activities into the acquisition process
When patrons use a library catalog, they seek information without regard to the library's cataloging technology. It is crucial then that bibliographic records provide complete, detailed information on each item no matter what process or media format is in place.
Creating such an uncomplicated record -- one that can be used and manipulated by library staff and patrons alike -- is a continual challenge. Picking up where the last edition (published in 1991) left off, The Bibliographic Record and Information Technology is the most comprehensive text on creating clear and complete bibliographic records.
This fully revised resource includes vital information on computerized cataloging formats, authority controls, and the most current practices in creating, formatting, and maintaining bibliographic records. No one book links the process of developing the bibliographic record with interactive information technology as thoroughly as The Bibliographic Record and Information Technology.
This comprehensive update explains both the why and the how of creating bibliographic records. It continues as the best training tool on bibliographic records for current practitioners and future librarians. This editionincludes: Updates on authority work, including strategies such as proximity searches, use of fuzzy logic, and others
-- Summary information on storage and output formats
-- Alphanumeric arrangement in machine-generated files
This edition is completely updated to reflect new trends in technology and, more specifically, it reflects the quantum leap away from manual cataloging to machine-assisted cataloging that transforms bibliographic records into the information "gateways" they are meant to be.