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Cataloging Correctly for Kids: An Introduction to the Tools, Fifth Edition
Edited by Sheila S. Intner, Joanna F. Fountain, & Jean Weihs
Item Number: 978-0-8389-3589-7
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $57.00
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240 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-3589-7
Year Published: 2010
AP Categories: A, C, E, G
It is a time of productive and exciting changes in the cataloging world, and cataloging for children is placed squarely in the middle of this upheaval, offering librarians working with kids a particular opportunity. This new fifth edition of the classic Cataloging Correctly for Kids points the way towards providing effective cataloging for materials intended for children and young adults. Based on guidelines issued by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), this handbook is a one-stop resource for librarians who organize information for children. Revisions include
  • Comprehensive updates on bibliographic description and subject access
  • A new chapter exploring cataloging for non-English-speaking and preliterate children
  • Guidance on when and how to move to RDA, the next generation of cataloging guidelines
With advice contributed by experienced, practicing librarians, the fifth edition of Cataloging Correctly for Kids offers a complete overview of the best methods for enabling children to find the information they want and need.
Table of Contents

Introduction, by Sheila S. Intner

1    Guidelines for Standardized Cataloging for Children
Joanna F. Fountain for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Cataloging and Classification Section, Cataloging of Children’s Materials Committee

2    How Children Search
Lynne A. Jacobsen

3    Cataloging Correctly Using AACR2 and MARC 21
Deborah A. Fritz

4    Copy Cataloging Correctly
Deborah A. Fritz

5    Cataloging Correctly (Someday) Using RDA
Deborah A. Fritz with Lynnette Fields

6    Authority Control and Kids’ Cataloging
Kay E. Lowell

7    Using LC’s Children’s Subject Headings in Catalogs for Children and Young Adults: Why and How
Joanna F. Fountain

8    Sears List of Subject Headings
Joseph Miller

9    Dewey Decimal Classification
Julianne Beall

10    Cataloging Nonbook Materials
Sheila S. Intner and Jean Weihs

11    How the CIP Program Helps Children’s Librarians
Joanna F. Fountain and Michele Zwierski

12    Cataloging for Kids in the Academic Library
Gabriele I. Kupitz

13    Cataloging for Non-English-Speaking and Preliterate Children
Pamela J. Newberg

14    Automating the Children’s Catalog
Judith Yurczyk

15    Vendors of Cataloging for Children’s Materials
Pamela J. Newberg and Jennifer Allen

Glossary of Abbreviations


List of Contributors


About the Editors

Sheila S. Intner is professor emerita of the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and was the founding director of its MLIS program at Mount Holyoke College. She teaches cataloging at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information and the University of Maryland’s College of Library and Information Science. In 1989, she was elected an ALA councilor-at-large and president of ALCTS. She has also served as chair of the Cataloging and Classification Section of ALCTS. She has received the Margaret Mann Citation Award, the OLAC Annual Award, the NETSL Annual Award, and the Queens College Distinguished Alumna Award. She has written or edited numerous books, including Cataloging Correctly for Kids, Electronic Cataloging (2003), Metadata and Its Impact on Libraries (2006), and Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries (1994, 1998, 2001, and 2007). She joined G. Edward Evans and Jean Weihs in preparing the seventh edition of Introduction to Technical Services (2002) and, with Peggy Johnson, wrote Fundamentals of Technical Services Management (2008).

Joanna F. Fountain is assistant professor of library science at Sam Houston State University. During her career, which began as a library page at Syracuse University, she has worked in children’s services and as a bookmobile librarian. She has completed a variety of cataloging projects and served Texas schools as liaison for the K–12 union catalog. Throughout her career, she has sought to combine her dual interests in Spanish and library science. Since she began full-time teaching, she has continued to conduct workshops and has been working on a bilingual subject heading list designed to increase access to library collections for Spanish speakers. Joanna is the author or editor of Subject Headings for School and Public Libraries (2001) and, with Elizabeth Haynes, Unlocking the Mysteries of Cataloging: A Workbook of Examples (2005). Joanna hopes that this edition of Cataloging Correctly for Kids will provide guidance for new librarians and updated information for those who catalog for young readers and researchers.

Jean Weihs has worked as a school librarian and in university, public, and special libraries as a reference librarian and bibliographer. Most of her career, however, has involved cataloging. She served as director of the Library Techniques Program at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology and has taught at UCLA and Simmons College. She was a member of the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR for nine years, serving five years as chair. She has written or edited numerous publications, including Nonbook Materials: The Organization of Integrated Collections (1970, 1973, 1979, and 1989), Accessible Storage of Nonbook Materials (l984), The Integrated Library (1991), The Principles and Future of AACR: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR (1998), and Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries. She has received the Margaret Mann Citation Award, the 60th Anniversary Award of the University of Toronto Faculty of Library and Information Science, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, OLAC’s Nancy B. Olson Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries’ Blackwell’s Award for Distinguished Academic Librarian.

"This is a beneficial text for anyone interested in the cataloging of children's materials. It features both a broad overview of the issues involved in children's cataloging as well as more detailed and descriptive information about the actual process. "
--Public Libraries

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