Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural by Murtha Baca,Patricia Harpring,Elisa Lanzi,Linda McRae,Ann

By Murtha Baca,Patricia Harpring,Elisa Lanzi,Linda McRae,Ann Baird Whiteside

In a visible and artifact-filled global, cataloging extraordinary cultural gadgets with no released directions and criteria has been a challenge.

Now for the 1st time, lower than the management of the visible assets organization, a cross-section of 5 visible and cultural historical past specialists, in addition to rankings of reviewers from assorted associations, have created a brand new information content material usual desirous about cultural materials.

This state-of-the-art reference bargains useful assets for cataloging and suppleness to fulfill the wishes of a variety of institutions—from libraries to museums to information. regularly following those guidance for choosing, ordering, and formatting facts used to populate metadata components in cultural fabrics’ catalog records:

Promotes stable descriptive cataloging and decreases redundancy

Builds a starting place of shared documentation

Creates info sharing opportunities

complements end-user entry throughout institutional boundaries

enhances current criteria (AACR)

This is a must have reference for museum pros, visible assets curators, archivists, librarians and a person who files cultural gadgets (including structure, work, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, pictures, visible media, functionality artwork, archaeological websites, and artifacts) and their images.

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