Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Volume 42, no. 2, 2006

 


 

Editorial / by Sandra K. Roe



This issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly opens with an article that challenges our understanding of a work. The author explores this concept, so important to both cataloging theory and practice, in order to provide the reader with some boundaries for this elusive critter. There is a wide variety of topics in this particular issue, but in addition to the first, three other articles are also loosely related to access. The second author reviews the case for the inclusion of access points in nonroman scripts and recommends changes to both AACR and MARC so that this practice can be codified. A fourth author examines and compares mathematics subject headings from multiple headings lists from the point of view of pre-kindergarten through 12th teachers. The fifth author presents practical information about starting a NACO Funnel, one avenue of NACO participation, in order to be able to contribute names to the LC/NACO Name Authority File. The final article in this issue describes a project that enables catalogers to capture and retain item-level data that has proven to be more problematic in online systems than it was before libraries closed their shelflists.

The third author provides the results of a survey of catalogers about continuing professional development or education activities and their attitudes about these. This issue closes with a book review of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) that includes a history of its predecessors. Enjoy.

An unexpected hitch has me submitting this issue many weeks earlier than I expected, and in turn this has prevented the inclusion of two of our regular columns, Electronic Resources for Catalogers and Cataloging News. They will be back. The Interviews column, on the other hand, is on hiatus for now. However, if you have an interview at hand that you feel is timely and appropriate for publication in CCQ, I encourage you to contact me.

 

Sandra K. Roe


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