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Cataloging Library Resources

An Introduction

While there are many cataloging texts, very few are written specifically for library support staff. This is the one and only book purposefully aligned with the new American Library Association – Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) competency standards for Cataloging and Classification. Written in clear language by someone who teaches cataloging in a library support staff program and featuring practical examples, Cataloging Library Resources: An Introduction will help library support staff become effective catalogers. Other books on this topic are written for professional librarians rather than support staff. And although 85% of library support staff do not hold professional degrees, many are expected to do the complex and technical work of catalogers. This book provides many examples that support staff can use to learn how to catalog all types of library print, media, and digital materials using the most up-to-date Library of Congress standards. Using this handbook as a guide, readers will be able to perform the ALA-LSSC cataloging and classification competencies and the new RDA, FRBR, and BIBFRAME standards listed below: • Apply and manage the appropriate processes, computer technology, and equipment for cataloging and classification. • Apply principles of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) when creating cataloging records. • Apply principles of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) and utilize the BIBFRAME model to create cataloging records. • Use the basic cataloging and classification tools, both print and online, including bibliographic utilities and format standards. • Understand the value of authority control and its basic principles, and can identify and apply appropriate access points for personal names, corporate bodies, series, and subjects. • Explain the value and advantages of cooperative or collaborative cataloging practices to enhance services. • Know the basics of standard metadata formats and cataloging rules to select, review, and edit catalog records, and to generate metadata in various formats. • And more!

Using this handbook as a guide, readers will be able to perform the ALA-LSSC cataloging and classification competencies and the new RDA, FRBR, and BIBFRAME standards listed below: • Apply and manage the appropriate processes, computer ...

Cataloging and Classification

An Introduction

The fourth edition of the late Lois Mai Chan's classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries. Completely updated to incorporate the changes that have occurred during the interval between the third and fourth editions, this book is the standard text for the teaching and understanding of cataloging and classification.

This book is the standard text for the teaching and understanding of cataloging and classification.

Cataloging for School Librarians

Cataloging for School Librarians presents the theory and practice of cataloging and classification to students and practitioners needing a clear sequential process to help them overcome cataloging anxiety. With the instructions in this book, the new cataloger will become proficient at creating bibliographic records that meet current national standards and at making library materials accessible to students and faculty. It covers AACR2, RDA, FRBR, Sears, and the Dewey Decimal Classification and presents numerous examples of how to catalog books, nonprint, and electronic library materials using the MARC format. To reinforce learning, each chapter concludes with a review quiz and a critical-thinking question. Cataloging for School Librarians includes a glossary and an index. By following the instructions in this book, the new cataloger will become proficient at creating bibliographic records that meet current national standards, and make library materials accessible to students and faculty.

“The primary goal of RDA is to facilitate resource discovery within catalogues in a
more consistent andpowerful way that started with the various cataloguing
standards many decades ago” (HLWIKI International, 2013). This is a worthy goal
, ...

Action Research

An Educational Leader's Guide to School Improvement

This interactive edition of the widely popular resource features separate chapters introducing quantitative and qualitative research approaches and data analyses. A new chapter outlines how to initiate an action research project and another gives you just what you need to complete a project.

This interactive edition of the widely popular resource features separate chapters introducing quantitative and qualitative research approaches and data analyses.

This Great Struggle

America's Civil War

Referring to the war that was raging across parts of the American landscape, Abraham Lincoln told Congress in 1862, "We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope on earth." Lincoln recognized what was at stake in the American Civil War: not only freedom for 3.5 million slaves but also survival of self-government in the last place on earth where it could have the opportunity of developing freely. Noted historian Steven E. Woodworth tells the story of what many regard as the defining event in United States history. While covering all theaters of war, he emphasizes the importance of action in the region between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River in determining its outcome. Woodworth argues that the Civil War had a distinct purpose that was understood by most of its participants: it was primarily a conflict over the issue of slavery. The soldiers who filled the ranks of the armies on both sides knew what they were fighting for. The outcome of the war—after its beginnings at Fort Sumter to the Confederate surrender four years later—was the result of the actions and decisions made by those soldiers and millions of other Americans. Written in clear and compelling fashion, This Great Struggle is their story—and ours.

JOHN BROWN'S HARPERS FERRY RAID AND THE ELECTION OF 1860
hroughout the decade of the 1850s, the momentum seemed to shift constantly
back and forth between politics and practical action, between the men in frock
coats and other men who would not hesitate at all to dirty their hands in any
number of ways. John Brown was one such man. He had perpetrated the
Pottawatomie killings in Kansas back in 1856. He had also led antislavery militia
in battle there against ...

The Experience of Human Communication

Body, Flesh, and Relationship

This book deals with matters of embodiment and meaning—in other words, the essential components of what Continental thought, since Heidegger, has come to consider as “communication.” A critical theme of this book concerns the basic tenet that consciousness of one’s Self and one’s body is only possible through human relationship. This is, of course, the phenomenological concept of intersubjectivity. But rather than let this concept remain an abstraction by discussing it as merely a function of language and signs, this work attempts to explicate it empirically. That is, it discusses the manner in which—from infancy to childhood and adolescence (and the dawning of our sexual identities) through physical maturity and old age—we come to experience the ecstasy of what Merleau-Ponty has so poetically termed “flesh.” It is rarely clear what someone means when she or he uses the word “communication.” An important objective of this book is, thus, to advance understanding of what communication is. In academic discourse, “communication” has come to be understood in a number of contexts—some conflicting and overlapping—as a process, a strategy, an event, an ethic, a mode or instance of information, or even a technology. In virtually all of these discussions, the concept of communication is discussed as though the term’s meaning is well known to the reader. When communication is described as a process, the meaning of the term is held at an operational level—that is, in the exchange of information between one person and another, what must unambiguously be inferred is that “communication” is taking place. In this context, information exchange and communication become functionally synonymous. But as a matter of embodied human psychological experience, there is a world of difference between them. As such, this book attempts to fully consider the question of how we experience the event of human communication. The author offers a pioneering study that advances the raison d’être of the emergent field of “communicology,” while at the same time offering scholars of the human sciences a new way of thinking about embodiment and relational experience.

It is this dimension of being—of beingbefore-the-void—that best describes
Georges Bataille's concept of communication. It is a radical concept of
communication as eros, death, sensuality, and transgression. It is a remarkably
vivid and vital concept, but it is an idea that has yet to find its vocabulary reflected
in serious academic writing on the subject of communication. To think of
communication expressed as anything but an abstract function of mind and
culture (as, for example, ...

Islam and the West

Critical Perspectives on Modernity

The essays in Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity approach the interactions of Islam, the West, and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical layers. Viewed through this complex prism of analysis, the full dimensions of the relationship become clear and the result is a deeper understanding of the nature of modernity and how other societies can relate to each other.

Theory. and. the. Islamic. Encounter. with. Modernity. Farzin. Vahdat. in his
assessment of the global state of sociology, Immanuel Wallerstein has recently
noted the predominant concern of sociologists from the Middle East with the
place of ... There is some spirited interest in this issue, and some important work
is being done in this area (e.g., Boroujerdi 1996; Karimi-Hakkak 1995; Khuri
1998; Salvatore 1997; Lee 1997; Martin 1989; Rejali 1994), as these efforts
attempt to discuss ...

How to Start a Home-based DJ Business

From establishing your business and identifying your market to knowing why you need a business plan and learning how to secure banking and credit, this comprehensive guide provides down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based DJ business. Learn all about making demos, keeping up to date with the charts, marketing strategies, and navigating the wedding industry. Whatever your plans, each chapter can help you experience the satisfaction of establishing and building your own home-based DJ business from start-up to the endgame. Look for useful charts and worksheets throughout the book, including: Sample Price Sheet Engineering Your Lighting Setup Sample Contract and Invoice DJ Song List Sample Business Plan

Depending on whom you talk to, music downloading has either revolutionized
the music industry or killed it completely. There are two schools of thought about
MP3 compression and how the easy, compact, and fast transfer of song files has
helped or hindered the commercial end of producing music. That being said,
there's still an industry based on the production, promotion, and sale of music—
and it's a big one. According to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of
America), ...

A Model for Work-based Learning

Work-based learning, in which professional work experience is closely integrated with professional study, now forms an important part of many courses in tertiary institutions. A Model for Work-Based Learning offers a plan designed to enhance the professional experience through facilitated mentoring and reflective learning, and is based on an internship that has proven highly successful over the last ten years at the University of Canberra. This strategy, which features collaborative teaching and learning, is applicable to other professional courses within tertiary environments. Part 1 describes the research base for all aspects of the model and shows how a program based on the theoretical model can be implemented, bringing together facilitated mentoring and theory. Part 2 contains a range of activities that can be used by educators during all aspects of the work experience, from preparing students and mentors through assisting the student's move into the professional workforce. The conclusion explores the crucial success factors of the work-based learning model. This volume is an invaluable guide to educators and mentors in the workplace.

Preface Work-based learning, where professional work experience is closely
integrated with professional studies, now forms an important part of many
courses in tertiary institutions. How such learning should be designed,
implemented, and monitored to achieve quality learning outcomes is the subject
of much debate. This book offers a work-based learning model designed to
enhance the experience through facilitated mentoring and reflective learning.
The work-based learning ...

Marx and Modern Political Theory

From Hobbes to Contemporary Feminism

Philip J. Kain deftly demonstrates the historical antecedents to and continuing relevance of Karl Marx's thought. Kain reveals the unappreciated pluralism of Marx, how it has endured and how it will continue to adapt to the challenges of modern day thought such as feminist theory.

The careful historical studies of Dunn, Tully, and Ashcraft, for example, reject the
notion that Locke intended to be an apologist for capitalism; they argue that
Locke was motivated by a commitment to religion, morality, and natural law. More
recently, Wood, while critical of Macpherson in certain respects, has argued that
Locke is a theorist of capitalism, but of early agrarian capitalism, not of later
mercantile or manufacturing capitalism.50 I do not intend to discuss the question
of whether ...