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KidzCat: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Cataloging Children's Materials and Instructional Resources
Deborah J. Karpuk
Item Number: 978-1-55570-590-9
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $67.00
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183 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-590-9
Year Published: 2008

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This user-friendly introduction to the basics of cataloging children ’s materials will help you and your staff keep your collections organized, accessible, and manageable. In 13 information-packed chapters, Karpuk covers everything you need to know about cataloging --description, authority control, automation systems and retrieval, MARC, subject headings,classification, and more.

Each chapter includes illustrative exercises (with answers) to help librarians learn to catalog their most important and popular resources, like:

* Board and picture books
* Sound recordings, including children’s music and audio books
* DVDs, including animations
* Computer programs, including games and rewriting software
* Multimedia kits
* Series books
* Children ’s Web sites, Internet portals, and online resources

Additional coverage includes outsourcing, local policy issues, future directions, and more. This is an essential resource for both new and seasoned librarians charged with cataloging children's materials.

About the Author

Deborah J. Karpuk, Ph.D. has recently retired as Associate Professor, School of Library andInformation Science, San Jose State University. “Dr. K” currently heads a firm working withprivate and public sector agencies on information organization and management challenges.Her instructional focus included cataloging, classification, serial publications, library technical services, knowledge structures and the management of library and information centers. Prior to joining the faculty at San Jose State University, she taught full-time for the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and has taught as adjunct faculty for Syracuse University, University of Arizona, University of North Texas, and Texas Woman’s University. She has taught in traditional classrooms, 100-percent Web-based instruction,and in mixed-mode instructional settings. Her professional experience includes: Serials Cataloger (University of Oklahoma Libraries),Coordinator for Technical Services (Arlington Public Library System, Texas), Director (Haltom City Public Library, Texas), and Director, Personnel and Information Services (City of Haltom City, Texas).

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