Michele Zwierski is the manager of cataloging services for the Nassau Library System on Long Island, NY. After receiving her MLS from the University of North Texas, she practiced as a cataloger specializing in nonprint materials at academic libraries in Virginia, Connecticut, and Texas before joining the Austin Public Library as a branch manager. Michele has taught cataloging courses at the University of Texas at Austin and at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at LIU Post. In addition to her current cataloging and managerial responsibilities, she presents workshops on a variety of library service topics. Michele has been a long-standing supporter of the Cataloging of Children’s Materials Committee (CCMC) and is currently chair of the Dewey Editorial Policy Committee. She has contributed to several publications. She also plays bass in several community orchestras on Long Island, having earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a Master of Arts degree at the Yale School of Music before beginning her library career.
- Table of Contents
- About the Authors
Cataloging library materials for children in the internet age has never been as challenging or as important. RDA: Resource Description and Access is 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.
1 Copy Cataloging Correctly
2 How the Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program Helps Children’s Librarians
3 Cataloging Nonbook Children’s Materials
Trina Soderquist and Emily Creo
4 Cataloging Children’s Materials Using RDA
5 Looking at Authority Records
6 Subject Headings for Children’s Materials
7 The Sears List of Subject Headings
8 Dewey Decimal Classification
9 Cataloging for Children in an Academic Library
10 Cataloging for Non-English-Speaking Children and Their Families
11 Children’s Searching Behavior: Implications for Cataloging
Lesley S. J. Farmer
12 The Future of Cataloging
Appendix A: The MARC format
Bibliography of Selected Resources, by Raegan Wiechert and CCK6 editors
Glossary, by Joanna F. Fountain
About the Editors and Contributors
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. "
— Public Libraries