Salman Haider is an award-winning Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Blogger and Online Social Media Expert. Coming from a Computer Science background, Salman has functional expertise in Resource Description & Access (RDA), AACR2, MARC 21, Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). This blog is about his career highlights, writings in Library and Information Science, and Librarians Personality Development.
Cataloging or Library Cataloging is the process of creating and maintaining bibliographic and authority records of the library catalog, the database of books, serials, sound recordings, moving images, cartographic materials, computer files, e-resources etc. that are owned by a library. The catalog may be in tangible form, such as a card catalog or in electronic form, such as online public access catalog (OPAC). Relative to the movement of materials within technical services, cataloging usually follows the receipt of ordered books in acquisitions. The process of cataloging involves three major activities, namely, Descriptive Cataloging, Subject Cataloging, and Authority Control. ... ... ... ... (This post is thoroughly revised with three times more added content)