Collection-level Cataloging: Bound with Books
95 pages • 7 x 10
Written to provide catalogers an all-one resource for information about bound-with books and relevant cataloging practices, Collection-level Cataloging: Bound-with Books takes a fresh look at collection-level cataloging for these often overlooked materials.
The volume begins with an explanation of the phenomenon in which individuals assembled and bound together non-related printed material, documenting how this practice continued through the centuries as wider literacy and use of printed materials gained ground. The various methods used to describe bound-with books in catalogs over time are also discussed. Most critically for today's librarian's, the book describes the elements that can now be used in putting together a collection-level record for a bound compilation, offering rationale for catalogers who must choose between two very different cataloging approaches in making their records. Careful illustrations, photographs, and examples further clarify the process.
A complete discourse on "bound-with books" will help catalogers create records for these materials that are appropriate to their value and uniqueness.
Libraries, especially academic research libraries, hold "bound-with books" in far greater quantities than they know, often because such compilations sit on library shelves without having been given the adequate description and cataloging that will make them useful. That obscurity is about to end.
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