Metadata creation as a part of cataloging
For Immediate Release
ALA Publishing & Media
American Library Association
CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, Mauro Guerrini’s new book “From Cataloguing to Metadata Creation: A Cultural and Methodological Introduction” maps the evolution of cataloging towards the metadata creation process in the digital era. It is a journey through the founding principles and the objectives of the "information organization" service that libraries offer. Highlighting continuities and innovations compared to traditional cataloging, Guerrini outlines the new library context.
Guerrini is Professor of Library Science, Cataloging, Metadata and Classification, and Dean of the Master on Cataloging in Archives, Library Science and Codicology at the University of Florence, Italy. He is author of numerous publications on cataloging, ethics, open access, and the history of librarians, in particular Antonio Panizzi. He is member of the editorial board of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, AIB Studi, Biblioteche Oggi, and other journals, and Chair of the series Libraries and Librarians (Florence University Press); he is also Founder and Editor in Chief of JLIS.it: Italian Journal of Library and Information Science.
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