Fay Angela Austin, MLS, CSM, is currently Head of the Monographs Cataloging and Database Management Section within Central Technical Services at Rutgers University Libraries in Piscataway, New Jersey, a position she has held since 2005. Prior to her appointment at Rutgers, Austin was President of Phoenix Information Services, a library technical services consulting company, for thirteen years. Prior to that, she was employed as Manager of Technical Services at the U.S. Department of the Interior libraries and the Goddard Library at NASA, Greenbelt, Maryland. Austin has more than thirty years of experience in technical services as a cataloger, trainer, and manager. She has served on the boards of the Special Libraries Association (New Jersey Chapter) and the United Nations Association (New Jersey Division) and remains active on the IFLA President's Working Group on the World Information Society.
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Authors Mary Beth Weber and Fay Austin address RDA, the latest hot new trend in cataloging, along with traditional examples of cataloging like MARC, MODS, and Dublin Core. Streaming video, Internet sites, dual-disc DVDs, blogs and listservs are just some of the rapidly emerging, and often complicated, new resources covered in this current, easy-to-follow manual. Weber and Austin dedicate separate chapters to each non-print and e-resource format, and include corresponding examples to help demonstrate practical implementation of these critical new skills.
A companion CD-ROM, designed for catalogers to use in creating descriptive records, provides guidance on how to formulate core-level descriptions for the seven media types discussed in the book; live links to online sources for additional information; and templates for creating descriptive records using MARC, MODS, and Dublin Core.
Practical and user-friendly, this essential guide to 21st century cataloging will teach you to organize your constantly expanding collection.
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