Cataloging
and
Joyce McIntosh
Editor
McIntosh
Challenges and Solutions
Cataloging and Indexing
Challenges and Solutions
Cataloging and Indexing
Challenges and Solutions
Cataloging and indexing in library and information science refers to the goal of identifying the
most important characteristics of an information source and describing those characteristics using
a standard cataloging or indexing system. Libraries have developed sophisticated ways of
categorizing information so that library users can most effectively find the materials they need.
This book covers a wide range of important issues in the field, including archival finding aids,
search engines, the major indexing and abstracting databases, subject guides, vendor-supplied
cataloging records, metadata, and much more. Readers will gain an appreciation of the
importance of the role of cataloging and indexing of library materials.
About the Editor
Joyce McIntosh is the Outreach and Assistive Technology Librarian at
Elmhurst Public Library in Elmhurst, Illinois, in the United States. She has an
undergraduate degree in journalism from Michigan State University and a
graduate degree in library and information science from Wayne State
University. Prior to earning her graduate degree, she worked for a daily
newspaper as well as for the Sierra Club, an environmental organization. Her
two primary interests in librarianship are intellectual freedom issues and
assistive technology. Assistive technology consists of hardware, software, and special furniture or
tools designed to enable people who have disabilities of all kinds to access library materials and
technological tools. Being able to work in a place where she can focus on both of these interests,
and at a public reference desk where every day can feel like a “pop quiz,” makes librarianship the
most fulfilling job she can imagine. In addition to her work, she enjoys reading, running, baking,
and playing the violin.
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