Cataloging terms


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Access Points
Text and/or numeric terms used to search bibliographic records.
Authority control
is a process of using a single, specific term for a person, place, subject, or title to maintain consistency between access points within a catalog
Cataloging In Publication (CIP)
Strictly speaking, however, "CIP data" is the bibliographic record that appears printed on the verso of the book's title page.
machine-readable cataloging (or MARC)
abbreviated CIP data that resides in the libraries database
Classification Numbers
Top part of a call number which stands for the subject matter of the book
Two often used classification systems
dewey decimal system and the library of congress classification
Descriptive Cataloging
the aspect of cataloging concerned with the bibliographic and physical description of a book, recording, or other work, accounting for such items as author or performer, title, edition, and imprint as opposed to subject content.
The name of the publisher, distributor, manufacturer, etc. and the place and date of publication, distribution, manufacture, etc. of a bibliographic item. This information can be found at the 260 tag in a MARC record.
Main Entry
(or access point) generally refers to the first author named on the item
MARC record
An international standard format for the arrangement of cataloging information so that it can be stored and retrieved using computer tapes.
Original Cataloging
For machine-readable records, you input a new master record cataloged according to current cataloging practices and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules and Resource Description and Access.
Copy Cataloging
A machine-readable record exists. You modify the record for local use and create a copy of the record with your modifications.
Subject Cataloging
may take the form of classification or (subject) indexing.
Title Page Verso
Title Page Verso is the back side of the title page where the the bibliographic and copyright details are printed. CIP is found on the title page verso.
In electronic catalogs, the term can be used to refer to the set of added entries in the bibliographic record.