From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education
& training [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Melanie A Kimball
We no longer require students to purchase AACR2 mainly because the looseleaf
is so much more expensive than the paperback used to be.
Instead we have multiple copies available in our lab as well as Cataloger's
Desktop. I'd actually love to see other folks besides me lobby ALA to have
a paperback version. I was told that "real catalogers"
prefer the looseleaf at which point I sent a message back that I used to be
a "real cataloger" and would have loved a looseleaf version but as an LIS
educator recognize that for students the paperback is more useful.
One woman's opinion, perhaps, but I'm wondering if anyone else out there
feels the same way?
Heck, as a "real cataloger" I de-bound my "blue book" and punched holes in
the pages so I could interfile hints, Rule Interpretations, etc. By the
time we got to AACR2, I was managing a department instead of cataloging, and
the main need I had to be intimate with the rules was in my work with CC:DA
and JSC, which involved packing the rule book on road trips, so I left it
But as a member of the JSC when the decision was made to publish in
looseleaf, I recall many a conversation about the difficulty (for which read
"expense") of publishing in multiple formats.
Janet Swan Hill
Associate Director for Technical Services
University of Colorado Libraries
Boulder, CO 80309
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Melanie A. Kimball, Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies School of Informatics
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260-1020
Phone: (716) 645-2412, Ext. 1221
On Tue, 6 Dec 2005, Jennifer Lang wrote:
> Cheryl (and everyone),
> Your email reminded me that I wanted to ask your
> opinion: I'm a part-time lecturer at Rutgers. We have access to
> Catalogers' Desktop for our students and I need to submit my book
> order for the intro. cataloging course I'll be teaching in the spring.
> I wonder if those of you who do have access to it require your
> students to purchase a print copy of AACR2 in addition to having
> online access, or do you just rely on the online. I've done it both
> ways, and I'm still trying to decide which worked better.
> Jennifer Lang
> --- Cheryl Boettcher Tarsala <[log in to unmask]>
> > Educatters:
> > A much-delayed thank you for all your interesting responses about
> > using OCLC as a tool for cataloging instruction. I appreciate your
> > insights.
> > Cheryl
> > --
> > Cheryl Boettcher Tarsala
> > Adjunct Assistant Professor
> > LEEP Program, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
> > University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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> > [log in to unmask]
> > The views expressed here are my own and not those of UIUC or GSLIS.
> jennifer lang
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