Significantly updated and expanded, this second edition offers a far more comprehensive and sophisticated treatment of the subject area than can be found in other sources. It revisits the subject of cataloging and analyzes it in the context of today's digital environment, providing a fascinating examination of the components that are crucial for successful and effective subject retrieval in online public access catalogs. From language issues to problems of indexing and classification, this book guides you through the theoretical and practical frameworks of information storage and retrieval in the twenty-first century. An outstanding guide for students and faculty of library and information science, catalogers, librarians, programmers, and database designers.
HOPE A. OLSON, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, is also Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge Organization, the official journal of the International Society for Knowledge Organization. JOHN J. BOLL is Professor Emeritus, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison.