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Catalog It!: A Guide to Cataloging School Library Materials

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This invaluable cataloging resource gives pre-service and practicing school library media specialists the tools they need to be intelligent consumers of commercial cataloging and competent organizers of new materials in their collections. The second edition contains expanded information on Library of Congress Subject Headings and electronic cataloging and cataloging ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Linworth Publishing (first published March 1st 2004)
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Mar 25, 2011 Laura rated it it was ok
This book drove me crazy with the way it was organized out of order. I think it would have been more useful for me if it were presented in a more orderly manner. To use the books insight I found myself going backward and forward too often. The appendices are very helpful however. It's hard to give this a great review because it's a bit like reading a math book. The positive is that it only presents the basics of MARC cataloging so that the school librarian doesn't have to delve through all of ...more
Whitney Robertson
I chose this book because I used it alot this semester for cataloging purposes. Overall I think this book has potential but more information could be added. Some sections are more helpful than others but for the most part I often felt confused after reading chapters. I had trouble with the Dewey decimal system and I thougt this book would include a better instruction guide and it left me feeling confused on the process.
Michael Lucas
Oct 04, 2011 Michael Lucas is currently reading it
While this is a required book to read, the information presented does help to explain the difficult concept of cataloging. The material is presented in such a way that it allows me to digest the information while also challenging me to dig deeper into the world of MArc records. This book is one that I will keep for my home library so that I might use it in the future.
Becky H.
Aug 28, 2008 Becky H. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: librarians who catalog
Recommended to Becky H. by: UMA
Shelves: non-fiction, 2008
This book was used as the text for my cataloging class ILS 175 Library Technical Process. This book was so helpful. It made cataloging MARC records understandable. A text book that did not put me to sleep. I will be keeping this one close by. Its understandable language helped me get a good grade in the class (A+). It will be a good resource in the future.
Andrea Scherer
Oct 14, 2011 Andrea Scherer rated it it was ok
This is the textbook for the cataloging course that I'm currently teaching. I'm not enamored with it, and I'll probably choose something different for next year. A fair amount of the rules presented are incorrect. Also the book is organized strangely. I'm not sure why physical access is addressed AFTER subject access. Anyway, done reading it for this semester anyhow.
Heather Williams
May 07, 2012 Heather Williams is currently reading it
Of any book I can think of when starting the library courses, "Catalog It!" is one of the first book I am currently studying and reading about classification. I also chose this book because it is easy to understand what the contents are discussing.
Apr 19, 2009 Marcia rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: school librarians
Recommended to Marcia by: LBS 850
A good, basic reference source for cataloging.I appreciated that it considers that most school librarians have little time or need for original cataloging and just covers what we need to know.
Aug 20, 2009 Jeanne rated it really liked it
I am finding this quite helpful and related to school libraries whereas many of the other library textbooks I have are beyond my scope.
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