Classification at Another Crossroads: Exploring E-book Call Numbers


Digital formats represent the materials on which today’s libraries spend most of their budgets. As a result, a great deal of cataloging flows into these formats. Catalogers have been cataloging online content for some time. They adapted their general rules to the specificity of the Internet as soon as it became evident that end users appreciate the convenience of electronic resources. A key element of the cataloging process—classification—had a controversial status in the new electronic environment, with many questioning its benefit in searching for e-resources.


MARC21 cataloging, Library of Congress, classification, call number, shelf browsing, e-books, linked data

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