Vol. 12 No. 1 (2021): "In solis locis turba". Studi offerti a Graziano Ruffini

Is cataloguing the “poor relation”? Some reflections

Lucia Sardo
Università di Bologna - Campus di Ravenna

Published 2021-01-15


  • Catalogazione,
  • Bibliografia

How to Cite

Sardo, Lucia. 2021. “Is Cataloguing the ‘poor relation’? Some Reflections”. JLIS.It 12 (1):160-67. 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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