About 2 or 3 years ago I received an email from someone in ALA publishing
asking me if I saw a need for a "student edition" (not sure if that's what
she called it, but that's what I'm remembering) of AACR2. I wrote back
enthusiastically endorsing the idea, but then I never heard about it
again. Is it time for us to bombard ALA publishing with such a request?
Personally, I do not require the purchase of the loose-leaf version
because of the expense. I use _Introduction to Cataloging and
Classification_ (10th ed of which will be out in the spring). Tooting my
own horn here, I believe that David Miller and I have represented the
rules pretty well in this text. ALA would not allow us to quote the
rules; so we paraphrased them and gave different examples. They are in
the same order as in AACR, and actual rule numbers are used. This can be
used in class when talking about certain rules and can be supplemented
with having Cataloger's Desktop available to project onto a large screen
at the front of the room when specific questions arise that require
reference to rules that are not paraphrased in the textbook.
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Lee Shiflett OLSHIFLE wrote:
> I am requiring the loose-leaf also for the same reasons expressed. The
> Concise AACRII may do depending on the conceptualization of the course,
> but if that is the only cataloging course (which is unfortunately is here)
> the students deserve the Full Monty treatment. I have felt badly that
> about half of the AACRII text is not used in the course--we focus on the
> book and not on the other materials for illustrative purposes and do
> second the attempt to bring back the paperback for instructional purposes
> or at least some alternative to the whole mess.
> Lee Shiflett
> Chair, Library & Information Studies
> Melanie A Kimball <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent by: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata
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> 12/07/2005 09:58 AM
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> Re: thank you about OCLC
> 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?
> 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]>
>>> A much-delayed thank you for all your interesting
>>> responses about
>>> using OCLC as a tool for cataloging instruction. I
>>> appreciate your
>>> Cheryl Boettcher Tarsala
>>> Adjunct Assistant Professor
>>> LEEP Program, Graduate School of Library and
>>> Information Science
>>> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> The views expressed here are my own and not those of
>>> UIUC or GSLIS.
>> jennifer lang
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