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Introduction to cataloguing classification

Abstract

Libraries have to organize their items and the information about them in a systematic approach so as to facilitate the retrieval of the needed resources. The chapter focuses on the organization of information. First, bibliographic control is defined and the information in a bibliographic record is specified. Then the role of catalogues in information organization, the principles they rely on and how these evolved from the Cutter rules to the Paris Principles and to the latest IFLA statement are discussed. Card catalogues and OPACs are examined and the concepts of cataloguing and classification are described. Finally, some cataloguing services and the main cataloguing and classification ...

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