Cataloging the Web now available

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ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

January 2002

Cataloging the Web now available

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce
Cataloging the Web is available from Scarecrow Press.

Cataloging the Web is the 10th title in the ALCTS Papers on Library Technical Services and Collections series, a collection of papers presented at ALCTS conferences and institutes.

In this volume, the editors have collected papers from internationally respected experts on efforts to bring some order to a chaotic mass of online information. The authors discuss standards from the library world, such as MARC and AACR, which are helping to catalog the Web, as well as imaginative techniques using newer metadata schemes to provide easy access to specialized collections of information in a wide range of subject areas.

The papers are based on the proceedings of an ALCTS preconference held in Chicago in 2000, and look at both the present and the future of how to organize and catalog the Web to make it easier to find information. What has been done so far? What remains to be done? What efforts do libraries and others in the information business have to make in order to ensure that as the Web grows, its contents will be easy to find and access?

Cataloging the Web, edited by Wayne Jones, Judith R. Ahronheim, Josephine Crawford, and Brad Eden, Series Editor, (ISBN: 0-8108-4143-6) costs $39.50 and is available through Scarecrow Press: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 15200 NBN Way, P.O. Box 191, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214; (800) 462-6420 or (717) 794-3800. There is a 15 percent discount for online orders at

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.