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Cataloguing Outside the Box by Stefanie Hunker, Patricia Falk

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Preface

Introduction

What makes this cataloguing book different from other cataloguing books? This book uncovers the oftentimes nebulous world of cataloguing unusual kinds of materials that many academic libraries do not collect and for which there are no set cataloguing guidelines. Libraries cataloguing materials such as fanzines, movie press kits, popular music CDs, and other formats are few, although it appears that more and more libraries are collecting these unusual formats. The problem, therefore, is that many cataloguers may not have encountered these types of material before and may not feel comfortable cataloguing them, or are unsure of how to catalogue them. Therein lies the inspiration for this book. Cataloguing outside the box ...

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