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Concise AACR2The Concise AACR2, 4th Edition

Through the 2004 Update

Prepared by Michael Gorman

Published jointly by the American Library Association (ALA), The Canadian Library Association (CLA), and The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

October 2004
166p, paperback; 1-85604-540-4

This practical guidebook, now in its fourth edition, has been fully revised and is now in concordance with AACR2, 2002 Revision, 2004 Update.

Michael Gorman, co-editor of the original AACR2, explains the more generally applicable AACR2 rules for cataloguing library materials in simplified terms that make the rules more accessible and practical for practitioners and students who are in less complex library and bibliographic environments.

This new fourth edition provides clear, user-friendly, “need-to-know” guidance for:

  • small libraries that need to do standard cataloging but don't need all the details of structure and content of the full text;
  • beginning students who need to learn about cataloging but do not intend to be catalogers;
  • paraprofessionals engaged in copy cataloguing; and
  • international cataloguers who require a summary of AACR2 practice.
For cataloguers learning the ropes, The Concise AACR2, Fourth Edition will provide a bridge as they progress to more complicated cataloguing. Featuring new examples and updates throughout, a glossary of important cataloguing terms used in the rules, and a concordance with AACR2 , this is the must-have reference book for all librarians.

About the Author

Michael Gorman, dean of libraries at California State University at Fresno, has worked in libraries for some four decades on two continents. He is author of the best-selling Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century (2000). A shaper of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, he has won numerous awards and honors, including the Melvil Dewey Medal and Highsmith Library Literature Award.

©2006, American Library Association, Canadian Library Association, and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals