Many thanks to Katrina Clifford for forwarding her review of Practical Cataloguing which was published in Managing Information 19(5), 2012. She awarded it 5/5 and concluded
This comprehensive book will appeal to a wide variety of people, such as library school students, those needing a refresher of their cataloguing skills or even experienced cataloguers who feel they don’t know where to start with RDA and I can see it being used by more than one person in a large institution. Highly recommended.
She highlighted the examples and practice notes, saying
The chapter of examples of records with copies of the title/publication details is useful to keep bookmarked
as the examples are used at points in the text. A key feature of the book is the inclusion of ‘Practice notes’, which highlight where local practice may differ or offers advice relevant to the topic under discussion.
Managing Information picked out her sentence on the comparison of RDA and AACR2 in the examples, and placed it in large-print quotation marks:
Katrina works at Kingston and is one of the leading lights of the UK Cataloguing Community. As Honorary Secretary of the Cataloguing & Indexing Group, she was instrumental in the programming and organisation of the well-attended CIG Conference this year.
It’s really wonderful to be able to add her commendations to those of other well-respected reviewers, and, in the middle of the first week of teaching, this news really brightened my day today. Thanks, Katrina. And thanks Managing Information for making Practical Cataloguing Book of the Month. #honoured
Katrina Clifford. ‘Book Review [of] Practical Cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC 21‘. Managing Information 19(5), 2012: 60.