Cataloging Correctly for Kids: An Introduction to the Tools and Practices, Sixth Edition

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-1871-5
Published: 
2020
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
192
Width: 
7"
Height: 
10"
Format: 
Softcover
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A, C, E, G
  • Description
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

Cataloging library materials for children in the internet age has never been as challenging or as important. RDA: Resource Description and Access is the now the descriptive standard, there are new ways to find materials using classifications, and subject heading access has been greatly enhanced by the keyword capabilities of today’s online catalogs. It’s the perfect moment to present a completely overhauled edition of this acclaimed bestseller. The new sixth edition guides catalogers, children’s librarians, and LIS students in taking an effective approach towards materials intended for children and young adults. Informed by recent studies of how children search, this handbook’s top-to-bottom revisions address areas such as

  • how RDA applies to a variety of children’s materials, with examples provided;  
  • authority control, bibliographic description, subject access, and linked data;
  • electronic resources and other non-book materials; and
  • cataloging for non-English-speaking and preliterate children.

With advice contributed by experienced, practicing librarians, this one-stop resource offers a complete overview of the best methods for enabling children to find the information they want and need.

Examination copies are available for instructors who are interested in adopting this title for course use.

Michele Zwierski

Michele Zwierski is the head of cataloging for the Nassau Library System of Long Island, New York. After receiving her MLS from the University of North Texas, she practiced as a cataloger, specializing in nonprint materials and working at academic libraries in Virginia, Connecticut, and Texas before joining the Austin Public Library as a branch manager. She is an adjunct instructor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, a contributor to the fifth edition of Cataloging Correctly for Kids, and a coauthor of the second edition of Unlocking the Mysteries of Cataloging (2015, Libraries Unlimited). Michele also has a Bachelor's of Music degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Master of Arts degree from the Yale School of Music.

Joanna F. Fountain

Joanna F. Fountain has used her library and Spanish bilingual skills since the early 1960s, serving in elementary school, academic, and special libraries, as a librarian, a department head, and as an editor. Since 1990 she has been a consultant to state agency libraries and a rehabilitation center and served as liaison for Texas schools' K–12 union catalog. She is a popular presenter, author, and teacher.

Marilyn McCroskey

Marilyn McCroskey is Professor of Library Science and Head of Cataloging at Missouri State University. Marilyn holds an MA in Library Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and lifetime Missouri certifications in Library K-12, Instructional Media K-12, and English 7-12. She is a member of the ALCTS Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee.

Praise for the fifth edition:

"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. "
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