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Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
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Cataloging Walkinthe Park
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Cataloging Walkinthe Park
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Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
Cataloging Walkinthe Park
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  • 1. A Walk in the Park? Descriptive Cataloging from scratch LIB 630 Classification and Cataloging Spring 2009
  • 2. AACR2 Cataloging Areas
    • 1. Title and Statement of Responsibility Area
      • Includes:
        • Title Proper [ GMD ] = Parallel title ; Other titles /
        • Statements of responsibility
    • 2. Edition Area
    • 3. Special Area for serials, maps, etc, and music
    • 4. Publication, Distribution, etc. Area
    • 5. Physical Distribution Area
    • 6. Series Area
    • 7. Notes Area
    • 8. Standard Number Area
  • 3. A simpler way of organizing this information Area 1 Title proper = Parallel title : Other title information [GMD] / Statement of responsibility   Area 2 Edition area   Area 3 Special area for serials, maps, music   Area 4 Publication area   Area 5 Physical description   Area 6 (Series information)   Area 7 Notes area   Area 8 Standard number  
  • 4. Starting the walk
  • 5. What with?
  • 6. Where do we get the information from?
  • 7. Does it make a difference?
    • Compare cover and title page
  • 8. Dilemma
    • Is “Today vegetables . . . Tomorrow the World!” part of the title information?
      • AACR2 says the chief source of information for books, pamphlets and other printed information is the titlepage, not the cover
  • 9. So, what is the title?
    • The title of the book is:
      • Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
  • 10. So, what’s the first area?
  • 11.
    • That’s easy this time!!!!
  • 12. Other title information
    • Rule 1E1: Transcribe other title information (for example, a subtitle) appearing in the chief source of information
    • Rule 1A1: Precede other title information by a space, colon, space ( : )
    Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery
  • 13. OK—who’s responsible?
    • Statement of responsibility
      • Does the title page tell us about anyone who might have something to do with creating the work?
  • 14. Rules?
  • 15. Notice something?
    • The rule for first statement of responsibility (1F1) doesn’t say it explicitly, but the rule for other statements (1F2) does:
      • “ Give other statements of responsibility . . . in the form . . . in which they appear there . . .” (emphasis added.
    • The convention is also to do so for first statements of responsibility, so that we write:
      • Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel
  • 16. Complete Area 1? Compare BCCLS’ version : Title: Bunnicula : a rabbit tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel. Area 1 Title proper = Parallel title : Other title information [GMD] / Statement of responsibility Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel
  • 17. What’s next for Bunnicula? Area 1 Title proper = Parallel title : Other title information [GMD] / Statement of responsibility Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel Area 2 Edition area   Area 3 Special area for serials, maps, music   Area 4 Publication area   Area 5 Physical description   Area 6 (Series information)   Area 7 Notes area   Area 8 Standard number  
  • 18. Edition statement
  • 19. Edition information from Bunnicula Verso (reverse) of Title Page
  • 20. Writing the edition statement
    • Therefore:
      • 1st Aladdin paperbacks ed., August, 1996
  • 21. The story so far . . . Area 1 Title proper = Parallel title : Other title information [GMD] / Statement of responsibility Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel Area 2 Edition area 1st Aladdin paperbacks ed., August, 1996
  • 22. OK, Bunnicula , where do we go from here? This is neither map, magazine nor music Area 1 Title proper = Parallel title : Other title information [GMD] / Statement of responsibility Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel Area 2 Edition area 1st Aladdin paperbacks ed., August, 1996 Area 3 Special area for serials, maps, music   Area 4 Publication area   Area 5 Physical description   Area 6 (Series information)   Area 7 Notes area   Area 8 Standard number  
  • 23. Publication area
  • 24. What publication info is there here? Place of publication: New York Name of publisher: Aladdin paperbacks Date of publication: Good question!!
  • 25. What do we do about the date?
    • Rule 4E1:
      • Give the year of publication of the edition named in the edition area
    • Therefore:
      • 1996
      • Some might write:
      • 1996, c1979
  • 26. Putting it all together to this point: Area 1 Title proper = Parallel title : Other title information [GMD] / Statement of responsibility Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel. Area 2 Edition area 1st Aladdin paperbacks ed., August, 1996. Area 3 Special area for serials, maps, music   Area 4 Publication area New York : Aladdin paperbacks, 1996.
  • 27. OK, Bunnicula , what’s next?
  • 28. So, what do we do?
    • Rule 5B2. Extent of books, atlases, and other printed items.
      • Record the number of pages in the main numbered sequence
      • If there is more than one numbered sequence, give the number of pages in the order in which the sequence appears in each item.
      • Ignore unnumbered sequences and minor sequences.
    • For Bunnicula , there is an editor’s note numbered xi and xii (it starts on the 11th page from the cover), and then the main story is from 3-98 (the first page of the story is on the 3 rd page from the end of the note).
      • Some might therefore write: xii, 98 p.
      • Concise AACR2 would say simply: 98 p.
  • 29. Other details
    • What other details?
      • Any illustrations? Yes, Bunnicula has several.
        • Rule 5C1) says: “If the bibliographic resource contains illustrations, give ‘ill.’.”
      • Dimensions
        • Rule 5D 1) says: “Give the outside height in centimetres (cm.) to the next centimetre up.”
          • Outside height? Measure the height of the front cover. Bunnicula measures 19.5 cm., so round up to 20!
  • 30. Get out your ruler! This is the vertical height!
  • 31. Punctuation (Oh, oh! Here we go!) Ignore this! It’s only for catalog cards! Rule 0D says: “if the description is to appear in an online catalogue in which each area is labeled, use only the punctuation that is internal to each area.”
  • 32. What is the physical description, then?
    • Pagination, illustration, dimensions:
      • Bunnicula?
        • xii, 98 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
    Rule 5A1: “Precede the other details (i.e., other than extent and dimensions) by a space, colon, space ( : ).” Rule 5A1: “Precede the dimensions by a space, semicolon, space ( ; ).”
  • 33. Almost home! Area 1 Title proper = Parallel title : Other title information [GMD] / Statement of responsibility Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel Area 2 Edition area 1st Aladdin paperbacks ed., August, 1996 Area 3 Special area for serials, maps, music   Area 4 Publication area 1st Aladdin paperbacks ed., August, 1996. Area 5 Physical description   xii, 98 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. Area 6 (Series information)   Area 7 Notes area   Area 8 Standard number  
  • 34. Is this part of a series?
    • Well, yes, in one sense, because there are several Bunnicula books
    • On the other hand, there is no specific title for the whole series
      • Concise AACR2 definition:
        • Series . A group of separate bibliographic resources related to one another by the fact that each bears, in addition to its own title proper, a collective title applying to the group as a whole.
  • 35. Nothing in Area 6, then? What about Area 7?
  • 36. What is “useful descriptive information”?
    • Frequency
      • if a serial, i.e. magazine, etc.
    • System requirements, etc.
      • if electronic
    • Nature of the item
      • if it is not obvious from the rest of the description
    • Language
      • if not English
    • Adaption of another work
      • who did it? or who did the original?
    • Contents, cast list, credits, etc.
    • Audience
      • grade level, age, a specific group, e.g. graduate students, etc.
    • Summary
      • This does not have to give away the end of the story—just be enough to give a sense of what happens!
    • Any special information about this specific copy
      • Location, missing parts, restrictions on use, etc.
  • 37. Possible notes here?
    • For children’s books, summaries are often provided:
      • Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.
  • 38. What’s left, Bunnicula?
  • 39. Standard Number?
    • ISSN for serials:
      • Magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.
    • ISBN for books
      • This edition of Bunnicula ?
        • ISBN 0-689-80659-0
  • 40. Our matrix is complete! Area 1 Title proper = Parallel title : Other title information [GMD] / Statement of responsibility Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel Area 2 Edition area 1st Aladdin paperbacks ed., August, 1996 Area 3 Special area for serials, maps, music   Area 4 Publication area 1st Aladdin paperbacks ed., August, 1996. Area 5 Physical description   xii, 98 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. Area 6 (Series information)   Area 7 Notes area
      • Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.
    Area 8 Standard number
        •   ISBN 0-689-80659-0
  • 41. Here’s how Louisville does it
  • 42. Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
  • 43. Fayette County Schools
  • 44.  

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