Taylor, Arlene G., Introduction to Cataloging and Classification , 10 th ed. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
Furrie, Betty, Understanding MARC Bibliographic: Machine-Readable Catalogs , 7 th ed. Washington, D.C. : Cataloging Distribution Services, Library of Congress, in conjunction with The Follett Software Co., c2003, available online at http://www.loc.gov/marc/umb/ (accessed 11 Sep 2007)
Newspapers, magazines, and professional & scholarly journals – described at title level, not individual issues/articles
Others – such as musical scores, microfilms, etc.
Purpose of the Library Catalogue
4 user tasks:
To find entities that correspond to the user’s stated search criteria …
To identify an entity …
To select an entity that is appropriate to the user’s needs …
To acquire or obtain access to the entity described …
Extracted from: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, Final Report , IFLA Study Group on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (Munchen: K.G. Saur, 1998); also available: http://www.ifla.org/VII/s13/frbr/frbr.htm (accessed 6 Sep 2007).
AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, version 2)