Cataloging Correctly for Kids: An Introduction to the Tools, Fifth Edition

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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.

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

Sheila S. Intner

Sheila S. Intner, Professor Emerita in the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Simmons College, is a popular speaker and prodigious author. She has won numerous awards and accolades including ALCTS/ CCS Margaret Mann Citation and Fulbright awards. She earned her MLS from Queens College (CUNY) and DLS from Columbia University.

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.

Jean Weihs

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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