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Compare and Contrast, Or, The Unexamined Cataloging Record Isn't Worth Inputting

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 1 February 1989

Abstract

More subject tracings. More notes. More added entries for persons, groups, and titles. More up‐to‐date terminology. More specific topical headings. More analytics. More subject access to single literary works. That's what will make online (and most other) catalogs work better. But is our primary cataloging source doing it? Judge for yourself by comparing these Library of Congress and Hennepin County Library records for small and alternative press titles:

Citation

Berman, S. (1989), "Compare and Contrast, Or, The Unexamined Cataloging Record Isn't Worth Inputting", Collection Building, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 36-42. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023247

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