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  • 1. LIB 630 Classification and CatalogingSpring 2010
    A Walk in the Park?
    Descriptive Cataloging from scratch
  • 2. AACR2 Cataloging Areas
    1. Title and Statement of Responsibility Area
    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
  • 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 title page, 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. What’s the title proper, again?
    Title proper:
    The chief title of a publication in the form in which it appears on the title page (or substitute), along with any alternative title or any other titles or title information appearing ahead of the chief title on the title page. This definition excludes parallel titles and other title information following the chief title . . . See alsoChief title.
  • 12. So, what do we do with it?
    That’s easy this time!!!!
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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?
    Yes!There are two statements that tell us this!
  • 15. Rules?
    Rule 1F2: Give other statements of responsibility that appear in the chief source of information in the form and the order in which they appear there
  • 16. 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
  • 17. Complete Area 1?
    Compare BCCLS’ version:
    Title: Bunnicula : a rabbit tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel.
  • 18. What’s next for Bunnicula?
  • 19. Edition statement
  • 20. Edition information from Bunnicula
    Verso (reverse) of Title Page
  • 21. Writing the edition statement
    1st Aladdin paperbacks ed., August, 1996
  • 22. The story so far . . .
  • 23. OK, Bunnicula, where do we go from here?
    This is neither map, magazine nor music
  • 24. Publication area
  • 25. What publication info is there here?
    Place of publication: New York
    Name of publisher: Aladdin paperbacks
    Date of publication: Good question!!
  • 26. What do we do about the date?
    Rule 4E1:
    Give the year of publication of the edition named in the edition area
    Some might write:
    1996, c1979
  • 27. Putting it all together to this point:
  • 28. OK, Bunnicula, what’s next?
  • 29. 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 3rd page from the end of the note).
    Some might therefore write: xii, 98 p.
    Concise AACR2 would say simply: 98 p.
  • 30. Other details
    What other details?
    Any illustrations? Yes, Bunnicula has several.
    Rule 5C1) says: “If the bibliographic resource contains illustrations, give ‘ill.’.”
    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!
  • 31. Get out your ruler!
    This is the vertical height!
  • 32. 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.”
  • 33. What is the physical description, then?
    Pagination, illustration, dimensions:
    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 ( ; ).”
  • 34. Almost home!
  • 35. 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.
  • 36. Nothing in Area 6, then?What about Area 7?
  • 37. What is “useful descriptive information”?
    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
    if not English
    Adaption of another work
    who did it? or who did the original?
    Contents, cast list, credits, etc.
    • Audience
    • 38. grade level, age, a specific group, e.g. graduate students, etc.
    • 39. Summary
    • 40. This does not [should not!] have to give away the end of the story—just be enough to give a sense of what happens!
    • 41. Any special information about this specific copy
    • 42. Location, missing parts, restrictions on use, etc.
  • 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.
  • 43. What’s left, Bunnicula?
  • 44. Standard Number?
    ISSN for serials:
    Magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.
    ISBN for books
    This edition of Bunnicula?
    ISBN 0-689-80659-0
  • 45. Remember also ISBN-13
    Does the ISBN-13 have any meaning imbedded in the numbers? The five parts of an ISBN are as follows:
    The current ISBN-13 will be prefixed by “978”
    Group or country identifier which identifies a national or geographic grouping of publishers;
    Publisher identifier which identifies a particular publisher within a group;
    Title identifier which identifies a particular title or edition of a title;
    Check digit is the single digit at the end of the ISBN which validates the ISBN.
    Frequently Asked Questions about the ISBN
  • 46. Our matrix is complete!
  • 47. Here’s how Louisville Free Public Library does it
  • 48. Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
  • 49. Fayette County Schools