Interesting question, as I was just talking about this concept with my intro class.  It is a difficult concept for my students to understand and yet, for some of them this is a really key issue.  Most can't even articulate what it is that they are pondering, but I would argue that for some, it is a concept they have been wrestling with for years as they have used the OPAC with varrying levels of success and it is a concept that attracts them to the profession and to enroll in cataloging and database classes.

I would be interested to explore how to cancel their curiosity in more meaningful ways than simply to point them at chapter 13.  Anyone have suggested readings?  software tools?  blogs?  etc?

Kind regards,
Joan Lussky

Assistant Professor
The Catholic University of America

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> How many of you teach AACR2 Chapter 13 : Analysis? If you do teach it, 
> do you you give it the same amount of time in class as you do other 
> chapters? If you do not teach it or give it less time than other chapters, 
> would you mind saying why? 
> Thank you for considering my questions. 
> Bryan Campbell 
> VDOT Research Library 
> Charlottesville, VA 
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