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Cresting toward the Sea Change: Literature Review of Cataloging and Classification, 2009-2010

Sue Ann Gardner, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Document Type Article

Manuscript of a paper submitted to Library Resources and Technical Services. Copyright 2011, American Library Association. Used by permission.


This review covers bibliographic cataloging and bibliographic classification literature written in 2009 and 2010, including relevant explorations of knowledge organization systems and theory. Only English-language literature is reviewed, though not all of the literature covered is U.S.-based. Sub-topics are arranged in 21 sections, covering aspects such as controlled headings, special formats cataloging, and bibliographic standards. Some topics were considered to be out-of-scope, including serials-related topics, and the specifications and use of online public access catalogs, and certain types of sources were not consulted, such as blogs and conference slides. An appendix includes a list of pertinent blogs that were active in 2009 and 2010.