Cataloguing and Classification

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Bowman, J. (2002) Essential Cataloguing. Facet Publishing

This book covers descriptive cataloguing, and is designed as a simple companion to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (revised 2002 edition).  [Last checked: 19/02/20]

Welsh, A and Bartlet, S. (2012) Practical Cataloguing. Facet Publishing

This essential new textbook provides cataloguers with the skills needed for transition to Resource Description and Access (RDA). The book builds on John Bowman’s highly regarded Essential Cataloguing and gives an introduction to Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), which provides the conceptual basis for RDA; discusses the differences between AACR2 and RDA; and shows the current state of play in MARC 21. [Last checked: 19/02/20]

Bowman, J. (2004) Essential Dewey. Facet Publishing

In this book, John Bowman helps novice and out-of-practice classifiers to understand how to use Dewey to classify works. He outlines the content of the scheme and its structure and then, through worked examples based on real and imaginary titles, teaches readers how to use the scheme. Fully worked out answers and notes are provided [Last checked: 19/02/20]


CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing group

The Cataloguing and Indexing Group is a forum for CILIP members interested in the organisation of knowledge to enable resource discovery and collection management’ [Last checked: 19/02/20]


MeSH browser

MeSH is the National Library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus.  [Last checked: 19/02/20]