Overview for AACR2R with MARC21: Cataloging Practice for 21st Century
Due to rapidly growth of centralized cooperative bibliographic services and resource sharing, it becomes apparent that a standard system is needed. AACR2R and MARC 21 is such standard system, where is AACR2R use in the construction of catalogues and the MARC 21 facilitate the exchange of bibliographic and related information. MACR 21 support the revised rules of AACR2R for integrating resources both in print (loose-leaves) and electronic format (updating databases and web sites). This new manual aims to maintain the tradition established by AACR2 and MARC 21 and seeks to fulfill the same aims that is to provide a clear and comprehensively overview of modern cataloging theory, policy and practice and to provide a depth description of various fields of AACR2R in to MARC 21. to facilitate reading and understanding the book is presented in 2 parts (Part-I Description and Part-II Choice of Access points). This volume is intended as a blueprint of good cataloging practice. Thus this book is a must for librarians and students of library science. It has been tried to provide the guideline to user between AACR2 and MARC21 through this book. This book is very useful create simple records and identify specific current rules of AACR2R and MARC21 coding.
R.S. Aswal (Author)
R.S. Aswal is working as Assistant Manager (Lib. & Information Services) for last five years in VTLS Software Private Limited. Presently he is handling a major project of cataloging of National Library of India, Kolkata and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. Prior to this he has worked for UP State Cement Corporation Ltd. He has written following three books: CDS/ISIS for Windows: a handbook for Librarians, Information Networks in India, MARC21: Cataloging format for 21 Century. Next title "Library automation for 21st Century" is under process and expected to come on the market at the end of the June 2005. He is also associated with the teaching programmes of two universities.