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Cataloging and Indexing: Challenges and Solutions Joyce McIntosh

Cataloging and Indexing: Challenges and Solutions

Joyce McIntosh

Published April 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781926692760
Hardcover
319 pages
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Cataloging and indexing in library and information science refers to the goal of identifying the most important characteristics of an information source and describing those characteristics using a standard cataloging or indexing system. LibrariesMoreCataloging and indexing in library and information science refers to the goal of identifying the most important characteristics of an information source and describing those characteristics using a standard cataloging or indexing system. Libraries have developed sophisticated ways of categorizing information so that library users can most effectively find the materials they need. This book covers a wide range of important issues in the field, including archival finding aids, search engines, the major indexing and abstracting databases, subject guides, vendor-supplied cataloging records, metadata, and much more. Readers will gain an appreciation of the importance of the role of cataloging and indexing of library materials.