Is cataloguing the “poor relation”? Some reflections
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Sardo, L. (2021). Is cataloguing the “poor relation”? Some reflections. JLIS.It, 12(1), 160–167. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12656
The article, taking its cue from the title of a book by Rossella Dini Il parente povero della catalogazione (The poor relative of cataloguing), is intended to be a reflection on the positioning of the cataloguing activity in relation to the other activities of the library, and a reflection on what cataloguing is, or we would like it to be. A quick reconnaissance of the definitions of cataloguing and the changes in cataloguing tout court is followed by a wider-ranging analysis of the question of the role and positioning of catalographic activity in contemporary librarianship.
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