Concise AACR2: Fourth Edition through the 2004 Update

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$62.00
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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-3548-4
Published: 
2004
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ALA Editions
Pages: 
208
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
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Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

This practical guidebook, now in its fourth edition, has been fully revised and is now in concordance with AACR2, 2002 Revision 2004 Update. Michael Gorman, co-editor of the original AACR2, explains the more generally applicable AACR2 rules for cataloging library materials in simplified terms that make the rules more accessible and practical for practitioners and students who are in less complex library and bibliographic environments.

This new fourth edition provides clear, user-friendly "need to know" guidance for:

  • Small libraries that require standard cataloging but don't need all the details of structure and content of the full text
  • Beginning students who need to learn about cataloging but do not intend to be catalogers
  • Paraprofessionals engaged in copy cataloging
  • International catalogers who prefer a summary of AACR2 practice

For catalogers learning the ropes, The Concise AACR2, Fourth Edition will provide a bridge as they progress to more complicated cataloging. Featuring new examples and updates throughout, a glossary of important cataloging terms used in the rules, and a concordance with AACR2, this is the must-have reference book for all librarians.

Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR

Foreword

Acknowledgements

General introduction

PART 1: Description

Introduction

Rules 0–11 The description of library materials

PART 2: Headings, Uniform Titles, and References

Introduction

Rules 21–29 Choice of access points

Rules 30–44 Headings for persons

Rules 45–47 Geographic names

Rules 48–56 Headings for corporate bodies

Rules 57–61 Uniform titles

Rules 62–65 References

Appendices

I Capitalization

II Glossary

III Comparative table of rule numbers

Index

Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman, dean of libraries at California State University at Fresno, has worked in libraries for some four decades on two continents. He is coauthor with Walt Carwford of the best-selling Future Libraries: Dreams, Madness, and Reality (ALA Editions, 1995). A shaper of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, he has won numerous awards and honors, including the Melvil Dewey Medal.

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