Cataloger's Desktop provides fingertip access electronically to AACR2 and LC's most heavily used cataloging publications. With hypertext links, a single click moves you from one tool to the relevant section of others:

  • Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2)
  • Library of Congress Rule Interpretations
  • Subject Cataloging Manuals
  • MARC 21 Formats
  • Latest editions of all MARC code lists
  • Complete list of resources

Bruce Johnson, Librarian and Cataloger's Desktop Development Team Leader: "Cataloger's Desktop brings up-to-date cataloging documentation to your workstation with a minimum of effort on your part ... and no looseleaf interfiling!"

Cataloger's Desktop is a revolutionary cataloging tool created by the Library of Congress. Here's how it helps you control your time and work more efficiently.

  • Helps you find relevant rules fast--with a variety of approaches.

  • Locates data through a table of contents viewer ... through boolean, keyword, phrase, and proximity searches ... or from index references.

  • Hypertext links make it easy to move from relevant sections of one publication to another with a single keystroke.

  • Allows you to customize your files to suit your needs and create a personal file initialized by your password. Includes personalized notes, bookmarks, highlighting, and links. The notes can also be applied to each update of the product without having to file new pages or manually transfer important information.

  • Copy-and-paste capability is available. Copy important sections of Desktop manuals and insert them into your own documents and references.

All this can be done without leaving your workstation--just pull up the program on your personal computer while you catalog.

"I'm pleased that when I want to look for something, I know just where to look and I don't have to page through all the books."

Jane M. Gillis
Catalog Librarian, Rare Book Team
Yale University Library

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