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Essential Cataloguing by J. H. Bowman

Essential Cataloguing (2003)

by J. H. Bowman

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This book would have been better if the author had taken a more comprehensive approach to the subject. Almost all the examples are of books and libraries do stock many other media now. Still, well written and not without humour. ( )
  comsat38 | Oct 30, 2014 |
An indispensable companion to AACR2. Clear, real-world examples, and a generous dose of humor to boot. ( )
  catalogthis | May 6, 2011 |
Didn’t gain as much from this book as I thought I would have. I was hoping to learn more about catalogues and cataloguing in general from an information retrieval point of view. ( )
  ian743 | Jan 21, 2006 |
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"The only really worthwhile chapters are on the structure of MARC 21 and on authority control. The rest is a mere rehashing of AACR2R with fewer examples than are available in the code itself."
"As you read the book the experience is of a mentor, or a master, standing beside the apprentice guiding them through the rules of AACR2."

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"This book is designed for library school students, beginning cataloguers, and any information professionals who find they have to be cataloguers and have forgotten how."--BOOK JACKET.

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