Library Classification: Construction Issues
Library Classification: Application Issues
Arranging Library Collections
Classification Schemes Used in Libraries
Dewey Decimal Classification
Library of Congress Classification
National Library of Medicine Classification
Superintendent of Documents Classification
Other Library Classification Schemes
Alternative Library Classification
Part II: Practice of Organizing Library Collections 6: Organizing Library Collections: Standards and Policy Development StandardizationThe System of StandardsStandards and Policy Development at the International LevelStandards and Policy Development at the National LevelStandards and Policy Development at the State and Regional LevelCataloging Policy Development at the Local Level7: How Libraries Organize Their CollectionsCataloging PracticeMonographs, Serials, and Electronic ResourcesOrganizing BooksOrganizing SerialsOrganizing Media and Other FormatsGovernment PublicationsMetadata PracticeIssues in Cataloging and Metadata Practice8: Organizing Collections in Academic, Public, School, and Special LibrariesSimilarities and Differences Among LibrariesAcademic LibrariesPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariesSpecial Libraries9: Ethical Issues in Organizing Library CollectionsNeutrality and PowerEthics and Values StatementsThe Role of the UserLess CustomizationBias and Marginalization in Subject StandardsEthical Obligations of Catalogers and Metadata Specialists10: Current Developments in Organizing Library CollectionsLinked Open Data Linked Data in LibrariesIdentity ManagementElectronic ResourcesMetadata Work Discovery Products
Dr. Hoffman has written a clear and understandable guide that demystifies the topic. In Organizing Library Collections, the author has succeeded in creating a text that navigates through the history and tradition of library cataloging while focusing on current practice and future trends. The book is highly recommended for adoption as a cource text in a cataloging and classification course.
The writing is crisp and, for the most part, knowledgeable. This would be an excellent introduction to the entire area of organization for anyone newly appointed to a library board who might not have any professional training. It is also an excellent, but very sophisticated, introduction to organization of collections for a library/ information studies school student.