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Cataloguing: Theory & Practice

C.G. Viswanathan (Author)
Synopsis Most Likely, this revision of Cataloguing Theory and Practice 6th Edition by Professor C.G. Viswanathan has the distinction of commanding continued use since 1954, both in India and abroad . Besides providing a comprehensive and balanced perspective of library catalogues from Collimates to AACR-2 1988 revision, enabling students and the faculty of library and information science at universities, and practicing cataloguers towards rationalization, the work projects an analysis of pros and cons of continuing the cataloguing procedures and techniques and maintaining it in the traditional form of cards filed in cabinet or to adopt the MARC techniques,and computerise it online with the advanced countries of the West. The impact of computerisation on the users, library staff and library administration with regard to its cost effectiveness has been discussed. Two new chapters. Computerised Catalogue (chapter-8) and Headings for Name Entries (Chapter-26) according to AACR2, 1988 revision has been added. The data and been brought to date. A brief account of the British Library's Cataloguing Conversion Project of the British Museum's General Catalogue to Machine Readable From presents an exciting experience. The Library of Congress MARC System has also been given due consideration. The select working bibliography of a cataloguer has also been revised. he order of the chapters has been, as in previous editions, retained. It is expected that the sixth edition of Cataloguing Theory and Practice' would command the same respect of the author's colleagues, as justify its value as an unfailing companion in all cataloguing assignments.
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About the author

C.G. Viswanathan

Professor C. G. Viswanathan, an eminent writer of valuable books on various aspects of Library and Information Science for over the last forty years, is so familiar in professional circles that any fresh introduction would be a repetition. Recently,the Andhra University Walt air, where he commenced his professional career, felicitated him, at the Golden Jubilee of the department of Library and Information Science in April 1987 by awarding a citation and a silver plaque. The Indian Library Association at its Golden Jubilee Celebration, 1984, awarded a citation, a silver medal and elected him an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Library Association in Grateful recognition of his valuable services to the cause of education of Library and Information Science, and establishing the library science department at the university level, at Banaras Hindu University in 1941 and at the Luckhow University in 1972, The Government of Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with the U. P. Library Association presented a commemoration volume in two parts on Professor Viswanathan's 75th birthday in appreciation of his scholarly and valuable Professor Viswanathan that stimulated hard- pressed colleagues to give up their spare time to assemble the information that formed the basis of the national reports.' this is stated in relation to the first issue of Bibliographical Services throughout the World , published by UNESCO, Paris. Professor Veswanathan has taught an international community of Library and Information Science students in the United Kingdom, where he had the privilege of being the first visiting professor of library and information science from India, at the London University College School of Librarianship and Archives. The profession of librarianship as a whole is grateful to him for his valuable literary works and wishes many more years of literary activity.

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Title Cataloguing: Theory & Practice
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170001102