Entering information about a book (or other material) into the library catalogue
Why is cataloging necessary?
So that when library users are searching they can find what they are looking for
What are library materials?
Items in a libraries collection
Why is cataloging important?
Organizes library materials and makes the materials accessible to library users
What is bibliographic information?
Information about a book- describes, identifies etc.
Print books contain
Distinctive title, collection of leaves of paper, fastened with a binding
Types of binding
Cloth, paper, spiral bound
Parts of a book?
Preface, table of contents, index, appendices, other
Bibliographic information from a book examples
Author, title, edition, place of publication, date of publication, publisher, standard number (ISBN), series
Sources for bibliographic information?
Title page, Title page verso/Copyright page, front cover, back cover, spine, series title page
Title page definition
The page at the beginning of a book, giving the complete title of the work, and usually, the name of the author(s), editor(s), translator(s), and publisher and in some cases the volume number (if applicable) and date and place of publication
Title page verso/Copyright page definition
"verso" -- back of the title page, contains the copyright statement, contains printing information may contain publishing history
the narrow strip where the cover of a book is joined to the pages, usually with the title and writer's name printed on it
What is a series?
A series is defined as: a group of separately published works related in subject and/or form, issued in succession (numbered or unnumbered) by a single publisher or distributor, usually in uniform style, each bearing, in addition to its own title, a collective or series title applied by the publisher to the group as a whole
Series title page definition
a separate page that includes the series title and sometimes additional information about the series, such as number, editor names, a list of titles in that series, and publisher information
What is descriptive cataloging?
Uses standardized rules (RDA) - record title, authorship, publication data for the work, describes physical extent of the manifestation, bibliographic notes added as necessary
What are access points?
Added in descriptive cataloging for persons/entities associated with creation of the work
Part 1 of descriptive cataloging
Create a resource description- take bibliographic information from resource in hand- use it to uniquely identify resource from other resources that may be similar
Part 2 of descriptive cataloging
Assign access points- done by identifying resource relationships with other things in bibliographic universe and determining access points to represent those relationships
What is RDA?
Tool used for descriptive cataloging- set of practical instructions/guidelines
Why are guidelines important in RDA?
bibliographic information remains consistent in library catalogue and between library collections- provides efficiency in cataloging and searching
What is RDA based on? (2)
FRBR- Functional requirements for bibliographic records FRAD- Functional requirements for Authority Data
What is the FRBR model?
conceptual model for organizing bibliographic universe- helps users easily navigate catalogues and find material they want in the form they want- shaped structure of RDA
RDA instructions are:
Divided into sections that are separated according to FRBR bibliographic entities (Groups 1, 2, 3)
RDA instructions tell cataloguer:
What attributes of FRBR entities (groups 1 & 2) to include in a description of the resource being catalogued AND how to record those attributes (of WEMI- what is included in the catalogue record?)
WEMI is for RDA
RDA and FRBR relationships
RDA says how to identify relationships between FRBR entities and how to represent those relationships in the catalogue record
RDA instructions are organized by?
FRBR user tasks
What am I cataloguing?
Mode of issuance
Mode of Issuance 1.1.3 is
categorization reflecting whether a resource is issued in one or more parts, the way it is updated, if termination is predetermined or not
RDA terms for Mode of Issuance
Single unit, Multi-part monograph, serial, integrating resource
resource issued as a single physical unit (single volume monograph) or if intangible a single logical unit (PDF file on the internet) i.e. textbook is a single unit complete in one volume
resource issued in 2 or more parts (simultaneously or successively) it is complete or intended to be complete within a finite number of parts i.e. Dictionary with 2 volumes- Vol. 1 A-L Vol. 2 M-Z
resource issued in successive parts- has numbering with no predetermined conclusion i.e. a periodical, a monograph series, a newspaper *included are resources that have the characteristics of a serial i.e. successive issues, numbering, and frequency but duration is limited (Olympic newsletter)
added to or changed by means of updates that are not discreet and are integrated into the whole i.e. a loose leaf manual that's updated through replacement pages or a website updated continuously
How to determine mode of issuance?
use information from the resource itself
Books, CDs, DVDs, Maps - if complete in one part of intended to be complete within a finite number of parts
Importance of Mode of Issuance for Manifestation?
affects the choices for data in other elements, affects preferred source of information, affects which guidelines are used
Elements in RDA?
Attributes (Characteristics) of entities- RDA is organized by elements
Core elements in RDA?
Mandatory information for an entity - must be included in the catalogue record if they apply to the resource- not every core element will apply to every resource i.e. edition's- no edition, no recording (pg. 4-6 textbook)
Copying (in terms of spelling, word order, word abbreviations) of an element as it appears on the source of information for a resource
Capitalization (1.7.2) Punctuation (1.7.3) Diacritical Marks (1.7.4) Symbols (1.7.5) Spacing of Initials and Acronyms (1.7.6) Letters or words intended to be read more than once (1.7.7) Abbreviations (1.7.8) Inaccuracies (1.7.9) Numbers expressed as numerals or words (1.8.1)
capitalize according to the rules for the language involved (English capitalize proper nouns and proper adjectives) - specific instructions apply to specific elements i.e. title proper element
transcribe punctuation as it appears on the source- add punctuation as necessary, for clarity- exceptions (pg. 264)
Sources of Information
areas of the resource from which identifying information is taken (pg. 7-15)
How to choose preferred source of information?
Based on presentation format- After mode of issuance (103 is always single unit) title page is the preferred source of information - only go to other sources if necessary
3 classes of materials
1. resources consisting of one or more pages, leaves, sheets, or cards 2. resources consisting of moving images 3. other resources (tangible and online)
Title Proper element
Core element- chief name of a resource
Title proper element transcription
follow transcription 1.7 and guidelines for manifestation Chapter 17 - transcribe title as it appears on the resource Capitalize first word of title proper and other words based on rules of the language involved (English therefore proper nouns and proper adjectives)
Statement of Responsibility
Core element- related to creation of a work and realization of the expression - relates to the identification and or function of any agents responsible for the creation of or contributing to the realization of the intellectual or artistic content of a resource
Source of information for statement of responsibility?
Transcription guidelines for statement of responsibility
Transcribe statement of responsibility as it appears on the source of information (apply 1.7)
Designation of Edition definition
A word, character or group of words and/or characters identifying the edition to which a resource belongs
Source of information for designation of edition
Transcription guidelines for designation of edition
transcribe as it appears on the source of information (using 1.7)