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Cataloguing Outside the Box by Stefanie Hunker, Patricia Falk

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Conclusion

Cataloguers of special collection materials can work with some of the most interesting and valuable parts of a library’s holdings. Primary sources such as those presented in this book can provide rich resources for researchers and other users, particularly if they have been made accessible to the public in the online catalogue or through digitization projects. However, useful as these materials are, they can sometimes pose challenges beyond those of standard book and periodical formats for the cataloguer. Some of these challenges have been presented in this book. They can include situations such as lack of information, publication variances, title variances, name authority conflicts, difficult subject and form/genre assignments, ...

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