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Title:
Small library cataloging
Author:
Hoffman, Herbert H.
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Publication Information:
Santa Ana, CA : Headway Publications, [1977]

©1977
Physical Description:
ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780895370037
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Completely updated, with a new section on using the computer in the cataloging function, this new edition of a classic will be a welcome tool for the volunteer or paraprofessional in a small library.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Using nearly 100 examples, Hoffman explains the basic principles of shelf arrangement and cataloging. This new edition is disappointing. In 2002, it's past time, even for the smallest libraries (perhaps especially for them), for discussion of nineteenth-century card-based catalogs to move to an appendix and current well-established technologies to move to the fore. Hoffman devotes most of his text to the creation of catalog cards, and he still treats OPACs as an afterthought in a brief section at the end of the volume. To simplify cataloging operations, Hoffman recommends that "all main entries be constructed as title main entries." But small libraries often become bigger, and often they will want to take advantage of the well-established cataloging infrastructure, so it's a mistake to suggest that they not follow international standards, such as main entry headings under authors. The lack of an index detracts further from the utility of this guide. --James Anderson