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Cataloging with AACR2 and MARC21: 2nd Edition, 2006 Cumulation
Deborah A. Fritz
Item Number: 978-0-8389-0935-5
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $88.00
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688 pages
8.5" x 11"
Binder-ready loose-leaf pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-0935-5
Year Published: 2006
Recent changes in both cataloging rules (AACR2) and MARC coding standards (MARC21) mean that for catalogers to create or edit records effectively, they need new up-to-date guidance. In a unique one-stop guide, cataloging expert Fritz provides the hands-on cross-references between AACR2 and MARC21 required for easy online cataloging. The 2006 Cumulation brings the second edition up-to-date with the inclusion of the 2004, 2005, and 2006 updates.

Designed to streamline the process and avoid errors, the book is organized in order of MARC tags. Following this step-by-step guide, users can:
  • Identify the rules that govern each MARC field
  • Match resources to records
  • Edit records
  • Create new records easily
  • Clone records for different editions
  • Make individual MARC records "play well" with others in the database.
Beginning catalogers can use this guide to create simple records while experienced catalogers will be able to identify specific rules. Fritz also helps copy catalogers pick better matching records, and systems librarians understand the content of records at the core of their collections. Providing clear, practical, easy-to-use guidance, this authoritative reference is the premier resource for students and instructors as a basis for creating and editing consistently good MARC records. Available in loose-leaf format to fit in a standard 3-ring binder.

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About the Author
A cataloger since 1985, Deborah A. Fritz, MLS, is founder and co-owner of The MARC of Quality, a Florida-based company that provides training, software, and database services to help librarians create better MARC records. An active teacher and workshop presenter of a wide array of cataloging educational sessions, she is the co-author, with Richard Fritz, of MARC21 for Everyone: A Practical Guide. She has co-developed processing programs including the “MARC Report” and “MARC Global.” She earned her MLS from the University of Toronto.

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