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Librarians have observed the usefulness in cooperating with each other through the development of cataloging standards. How has this helped the patrons?
a. Any user familiar with the Dewey Decimal Classification system can walk into any public library and know where to find a certain discipline.
c. A patron can go to the card catalog or online catalog and be able to locate the information for the author, title, and call number.
Libraries have long been heralded as the great equalizers in terms of providing information to all citizens. However, computer technology is a stumbling block to that credo. Why?
a. Libraries that do not have the resources to purchase and maintain good computer technology are left behind.
One of the objectives of Cutter?s statement of objects of the catalog is to enable a person to find a book of which either _________________ is known.
a. author
b. title
c. subject
Samples of bibliographic records include
a. book lists.
b. CD-ROM compilations of books.
c. catalog cards.
The first attempt at standardizing cataloging rules (codes) was developed by ____________ for the British Museum.
c. Sir Anthony Panizzi
The Library of Congress has become THE distributor of shared cataloging. What contribution(s) to sharing cataloging does the LC provide?
a. MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) format
b. CIP (Cataloging in Publication) program
c. printed catalog cards
The organization of information in its various formats is the centermost part of librarianship because:
a. If the librarian does not know what is in the collection, she/he will not know what to collect.

b. If patrons cannot find information, they cannot check items out of the library or use the materials in the library.
The three (3) services or functions of a library are to collect, to disseminate, and to organize. To which function is cataloging and classification related?
a. collection
c. organization
The way that information is organized on the Internet has been likened to
b. a very large library where all the books are on the floor in no particular order.
Through the ages, cataloging systems have been devised
a. to organize and retrieve information.
To which function is acquisition related?
a. collection
To which function is checking out a book related?
b. dissemination
Shared cataloging came about after a call for "stereotype" cataloging by _____________ .
b. Charles Jewett
The most recent edition of AACR is called AACR2 (2005 update). The next revised edition is currently being prepared and will be published in 2007 (or later) with this (tentative) title:
a. RDA
Copy cataloging can be defined as
b. cataloging that has been prepared by other catalogers.
The Cataloging in Publication (CIP) program of the Library of Congress was created to
c. provide prepublication bibliographic information to assist in cataloging.
The union catalog of the K-12 public school libraries of the state of Florida is
A written record describing an information package is called a ________ record.
b. bibliographic
c. surrogate
CIP information provided by the Library of Congress is usually located on the verso of the title page. What does "verso" mean in this case?
c. back of the title page
When a number of libraries get together as a consortium and merge their separate databases into one database, they are creating a/an ____________.
b. union catalog
The electronic catalog (OPAC) has several advantages including the following:
a. easy to maintain
b. current
c. flexible
The Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) provide standards for describing a wide variety of material types. The authors suggest that the important thing to remember is the _______.
b. medium
If an information package consists of a book on a CD, then for description purposes the item is considered a
c. sound recording
Some examples of three-dimensional artifacts include:
a. puzzles and games
b. audiovisual (media) equipment
c. kits
The chief source of information refers to that part of the item that provides the best information to accurately describe the item. For example, the chief source of information for a book is the __________.
b. title page and its verso
Discussed on page 27 of the textbook are the Eight Areas of Description. Area 2 is "Edition." Refer to the sample MARC record on page 29 and choose the correct answer (below) for the edition of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.
c. 2nd ed
The phrase "A Byron Preiss book" (p. 29) refers to information in which area of description?
d. Notes
The phrase "illustrated by Holly Hannon" (p. 29) refers to information in which area of description?
a. Title and Statement of Responsibility
In the MARC record, tags 000 through 082 are not easily understood without some cataloging knowledge. Exceptions to this rule are tags ____ and ____.
c. 010 ; 020
The MARC record serves as a structured format in which to organize information. The content of the record is organized based on the rules of ______ and the punctuation is based on ______.
In the "Variable Field" tags, most fields will end with a full stop. What does this mean?
b. end with a period ( . )
In the MARC record on page 33, the words and/or phrases preceding the tag numbers are known as
d. display constants
Refer to the MARC record at the top of page 33. This view of the record deals only with the ________ of the item.
a. physical description
What fields are missing from the MARC record on page 33? (For help, compare with the MARC record on page 29.)
a. leader and directory fields
b. Dewey classification field
c. subject headings fields
Subfield e ($e) is used for description of accompanying material in which field (tag)?
c. 300 (Physical Description)
A summary statement of an item is found in which area?
c. Area 7 (Notes)
A bibliographic entry is comprised of three (3) elements:
b. access points, bibliographic description, location
An example of a "tag" is the 100 tag which is used for the author's name (personal main entry). Which tag is used for topical subject headings?
c. 650
Cataloging provides a way of
a. identifying an item uniquely in a collection.
b. providing its location.
Classification can be defined as
c. the arrangement of books or materials in groups or classes according to some standard.
Examples of a _________ are an "at sign" (@), an underline ( _ ), or the dollar sign ($).
c. delimiter
The cataloging rules that describe data according to an order of descriptive elements and the use of unique punctuations were established by the
The field for the physical description (defined by the tag 300) of a book includes subfields for the
a. number of pages, illustrations, and dimensions (in centimeters).
The most widely used classification system in the U.S. is the
a. Dewey Decimal Classification system.
The third element of a bibliographic entry involves locating an item by subject access. What are the two (2) main tools used by libraries for subject access?
a. subject headings
b. classification systems