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LIS 703 -- Final Exam


Instructions for Completing and Submitting Your Exam - PLEASE READ
CAREFULLY!
The Final Exam for this course is divided into two parts. In the first part, you will
answer three (3) questions that require you to reflect upon and write coherently
about course content from throughout the semester. In the second part of the
exam, you will create three (3) MARC records for items I will give you (do not
catalog any other items!). Use the variable and fixed fields templates provided
for each item to transcribe your answers. There are further instructions under
each part of the exam - please read these instructions carefully.
You may use the following to complete the exam:

RDA Toolkit (RDA)


Classification Web (LCSH and LCC)
LC Authorities website
OCLC Bibliographic Formats & Standards website
LIS 703 Course Lessons, Lectures, Discussion Postings, Blog Postings &
Assessments
Course textbooks and handouts

The course instructor has the following expectations for each question in Part 1:

Answer each question fully using course content and resources


Cite sources that you use, whether you quote directly or paraphrase
For all questions except for #3, keep your answers between 200-300 words
per answer. For question #3, your answer should be around 300-400 words

The course instructor has the following expectations for each record in Part 2:

Use the templates provided


Create each record using MARC coding
Create each record using RDA & ISBD punctuation
Fill-in all applicable fixed & variable fields
Consult authority records to determine the preferred form of name and
series access points

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Consult LCSH to construct valid subject headings/subject strings (as many


as you deem appropriate for the item, but there needs to be at least one (1)
subject heading/subject string per record)
Consult LCC to construct one, full call number per record

You are encouraged to consult the course Lessons and Assessments, as well as
resources such as RDA Toolkit and OCLC Bibliographic Formats & Standards
website. If you have any questions about the exam (about the logistics of
completing the exam or if you need clarification on one or more of the items), you
must contact the professor via email. You MAY NOT consult another person about
exam content (such as other students, librarians, etc.) nor may you post
questions about the exam in the Canvas discussion forum or outside email or
discussion lists. Any postings made about the exam in the discussion forum for
the duration of the exam period will be deleted.
Complete the Final Exam within this Word document. Put your name after "Your
Name" at the top of the first page and change the file name of this document to:
YourLastName_FinalExam.doc (e.g., Snow_FinalExam.doc). The file extension can
be either .doc or .docx.
Upload the completed document to the Final Exam assignment area within
Canvas by 11:55pm CST on the due date noted within the Weekly Schedule.
Please do not wait until the last minute to upload your exam.
If you have any technical difficulties that prevent you from uploading your
completed document to Canvas, email the document to the professor's outside
email address (which can be found in the course Syllabus). It will not be counted
as late as long as the exam is received in the professor's inbox by 11:55pm CST
the day it is due.

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Part 1
Answer the following questions within this exam. With the exception of question
3, each answer should be around 200-300 words (if you are a little above or a
little below that amount, that's fine). I expect an answer of around 300-400
words for question #3. Cite your sources if you directly quote or paraphrase a
source. Use in-text citations and list your sources at the end of your answer.
1) Review Charles Cutter's Objects and Means for a library catalog. Now consider
RDA as a manual for achieving those objectives. Identify two specific RDA rules
(meaning: include the RDA rule number) that help make Cutter's objectives an
achievable reality. Briefly discuss your choices and how each will make Cutter
happy.
Cutter lists the option of being able to search for holdings by author first in his
objects and means for a library catalogue. RDA rules provide multiple options
that enable author-based search results. RDA rule 2.4.1 demands that a
statement of responsibility, a statement relating to the identification and/or
function of any persons, families, or corporate bodies responsible for the creation
of, or contributing to the realization of, the intellectual or artistic content of a
resource be present in the bibliographic record. Rule 2.4.1.6 allows for additional
individuals responsible for contributing to the work to be named. The second
objective Cutter lists is to be able to search for a work by title. RDA has multiple
rules to explain how to enter titles in the bibliographic record. RDA rule 2.3.1
commands that the chief name of the resource, the title proper be listed.
Alternate titles are covered under RDA rule 2.3.6. The numerous rules listed under
RDA would easily satisfy Cutters objectives!
http://access.rdatoolkit.org/ (accessed December 6, 2013)
2) Choose one item from your personal collection or your local library (do not
choose an item that has been used as a FRBR example in this course). Think
about the item as it relates to the FRBR Group 1 Entities (Work, Expression,
Manifestation, and Item). Discuss attributes of your item at the Work, Expression,
Manifestation, and Item level. Describe how the library user will benefit from
describing the item in this way within a library catalog.
I picked William Faulkners The Sound and the Fury off my bookshelf. The
Sound and the Fury is the work while the paperback book I have in my
possession is the item. My copy is the first Vintage International Edition, which is
a new expression of the original work. The book The Sound and the Fury is the
manifestation of Stokers work. Thinking about items in a library in FRBR terms
will allow users to make better, more accurate searches in the library catalogue
by allowing them to see the relationships between the expression, the item, the
manifestation and the work. The classification scheme laid out by FRBR may
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fleshes out the relationships between the items and makes them more searchable
(Tillet, 6). Users should have an easier time searching items and generating more
accurate results once they understand the FRBR system.
Tillett, B. (2003) What is FRBR? A Conceptual Model for the Bibliographic
Universe. Washington: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/whatfrbr.html
3) You just graduated from library school and you were fortunate to be hired as a
cataloging librarian at your neighborhood library - the Bliss Public Library. Your
immediate supervisor thinks you have done a great job so far, but there have
been major rumblings about lack of funding from the Library Board. Your job is on
the line, due in large part to the Board's continuing conviction that cataloging just
isn't worth it. In a rare moment of mercy, the Board has given you a chance to
talk to them directly. You have the opportunity to convince them that the work of
the cataloger is critical to the success of the library.
In the space below, discuss your presentation to the Board. Choose two things
you feel make the best case for the role of cataloging. Reflect upon the work you
have done this semester and consider everything we discussed. When choosing
your points to argue, keep in mind the benefits for the catalog user. Support your
case with specific examples and cite at least two of the readings (articles and/or
textbooks) in your answer.
Cataloguing is essential to the organization of a librarys collections. Without a
cataloguing system in place to order the holdings, neither the library would be able to
accurately track what is moving in and out of the library, nor would users easily be able
to find what they are looking for. While the cataloguing process takes man-power, it
provides for a coherent ordering of books that will save time and effort for both the users
and library staff.
Users have argued that cataloguing systems are difficult to follow with the complex
number/lettering systems and argue that subject or genre classifications, like bookstores
use, would improve the search process (LaVallee, 2007). This type of organization works
up to a point, however in a large library with thousands of holdings it would not be
possible. Additionally, if one were searching for a specific book rather than just browsing,
the system does not produce accurate results.
A cataloguing system is necessary not only to organize a collection in a navigable way
on the floor, but also to allow users to search for particular items through a librarys
database. When an item is fully catalogued the user should have access to the full record
including title, author, subject heading, edition, and its location within the library. With
the increase in digital resources and new technologies, it is increasingly important for
libraries to keep up with the cataloguing of digital resources to make them available and
easy to search for patrons (Levy, 1995). The library catalogue is important for off-site

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users as well; without a functional and accurate online catalogue of the librarys holdings,
remote users would not be able to search the librarys collections online.
Without a cataloguing system the user is tasked with finding the item they are interested
in with little help. If it is difficult to locate an item it may discourage users from
completing their search or from returning. If the search process is easy and quick then
users are likely to have a better experience. An up to date library catalogue can assist
with this experience.
LaVallee,A.(2007,July20).DiscordoverDewey.TheWallStreetJournalOnline

Levy,D.M.(1995)."Cataloginginthedigitalorder."InDigitalLibraries'95:TheSecondAnnualConferenceonthe
TheoryandPracticeofDigitalLibraries,June1113,1995,Austin,Texas.Available:
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/DL95/papers/levy/levy.html

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Part 2
In this section, you must provide a bibliographic record for each of the items
represented here. Use the information provided for you to create your records.
You will be provided with a title page, title page verso, cover, and/or a table of
contents, as well as further information about each item (such as page numbers
and dimensions). Assume that each item below is an actual book, written by
actual people. Make sure you find the preferred forms of names, series titles, and
subject headings. Use the templates (variable and fixed field) provided to
transcribe your answers. Use MARC coding for all answers!
You will not need to use every field for every record. Leave the MARC field blank if
you do not use it. You do not need to delete it. Please feel free to add fields as
needed (e.g., add an additional 246 for multiple variant title fields.) In MARC
field codes, replace the x's in with the appropriate MARC field code (e.g., change
5xx to 504 for a note on the inclusion of a bibliography). The underscores ( _ )
represent the first (1st) and second (2nd) indicators. Replace the underscore with
the appropriate indicator value where needed.
Please transcribe your answers using blue font.

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Item #1 (Book)

Title Page

Andrew Jackson:
His Amazing Life and Presidency

Dr. Robert V. Remini


with the assistance of
Matthew Warshauer

Penguin Books
London -- New York -- Tokyo
2005

Second Penguin Classics Edition

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents
Preface...............................................................................................................
..............ii
Introduction.......................................................................................................
..............iv
Chapter 1 - Jackson and the Age of the Democratic
Revolution......................................1
Chapter 2 - A Roaring
Fellow...........................................................................................22
Chapter 3 - "Jackson and
Reform"...................................................................................38
Chapter 4 - First-term
troubles........................................................................................59
Chapter 5 - Democracy and the Monster
Bank...............................................................73
Chapter 6 - The Nullifiers'
Uprising..................................................................................95
Chapter 7 - The Second Battle of the
Bank.....................................................................120
Chapter 8 - Slavery and
Democracy................................................................................141
Chapter 9 - Pushing
Westward........................................................................................167
Chapter 10 - Jackson's
Legacy.........................................................................................198
Conclusion.........................................................................................................
..............229
Bibliography.......................................................................................................
.............247
Index..................................................................................................................
..............269

Additional Information:

This is a work of non-fiction (a biography)


Include the table of contents in your record!
Includes a bibliography (pages 247-268)
Includes an index (pages 269-280)
Preliminary pages are numbered ii through vii
The rest of the item is numbered 4 through 280
Includes black and white illustrations and maps throughout the work

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In the middle of the item, there are 8 unnumbered leaves of plates


Item is 20.2 centimeters high
Item is 16.5 centimeters wide
ISBN: 1433805618
LCCN: 20028015176

010 _ _

20028015176

020 _ _

1433805618

050 _ _

$a E337.8.J3 $b .R46 2005

100 1 _

$a Remini, Robert V. (Robert Vincent), $d 1921-2013

245 10

$a Andrew Jackson : $b his amazing life and presidency / $c Dr. Robert V.


Remini ; with the assistance of Matthew Warshauer.

246 3 _

$a Andrew Jackson

250 _ _

$a Second Penguin Classics edition.

264 _ 4

$ London : $b Penguin Books , $c 2005

264 _ _
300 _ _

$a vii, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : $b illustrations, maps ; $c


21 cm.

336 _ _

336 _ _ $a text $2 rdacontent

337 _ _

$a unmediated $2 rdamedia

338 _ _

$a volume $2 rdacarrier

490 _ _
504 _ _

$a Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-268) and index.

505 0 _

$a Jackson and the age of the democratic revolution - - A roaring fellow - Jackson and reform - -First-term troubles - - Democracy and the monster bank
- - The nullifiers uprising - - The second battle of the bank - - Slavery and
democracy - - Pushing Westward - - Jacksons legacy .

600 1

$a Jackson, Andrew, $d 1767-1845

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655 _ 0

$a Biography

700 1 _

Warshauer, Matthew, $d 1965-

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Item #2 (Book)

Title Page

The End of Eternity

A Novel by Isaac Asimov


Foreword by Stephen W. Hawking

Stellar Science Fiction Series - number 35

Title Page Verso


Stellar Publishing Corporation
New York
Published in 1955
2nd Printing 1958
3rd Printing 1960
4th Printing 1975
Copyright 1954 - Isaac Asimov
Additional Information:

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This is a work of science fiction. Time travel is a major theme


Item's pages are numbered 1 through 256
Item does not include any illustrations
Item is 16.8 centimeters in height
Item is 10 centimeters in width
Summary (from back cover of item): Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member
of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location
outside of place and time, Harlans job is to create carefully controlled and
enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated
shifts in the course of history made for the benefit of humankind. Though
each Change has been made for the greater good, there are always costs.
During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with Nos
Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns
that Nos will cease to exist after the next change, and risks everything to
sneak her into Eternity. Unfortunately, they are caught. Harlans
punishment? His next assignment: kill the woman he loves before the
paradox they have created results in the destruction of Eternity.
ISBN: 1563081765

010 _ _
020 _ _

1563081765

050 _ _

$a PN3432 $b .A86 1955

100 1 _

$a Asimov, Isaac, $d 1920-1992.

245 1
4

$a The end of eternity / $c a novel by Isaac Asimov ; foreword by Stephen W.


Hawking.

246 _ _
250 _ _
264 _1

$a New York : $b Stellar Publishing Corporation, $c 1955.

264 _ 4

$c 1954

300 _ _

$a 256 pages ; $c 17 cm.

336 _ _

$a text $2 rdacontent

337 _ _

$a unmediated $2 rdamedia

338 _ _

$a volume $2 rdacarrier

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490 1 _

$a Stellar science fiction series number 35.

520 _ _

$a Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the
few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlans job is to
create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are
small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history made for the benefit
of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there
are always costs. During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love
with Nos Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan
learns that Nos will cease to exist after the next change, and risks everything
to sneak her into Eternity. Unfortunately, they are caught. Harlans
punishment? His next assignment: kill the woman he loves before the paradox
they have created results in the destruction of Eternity. (Back cover)

5xx _ _
655 _ 0

$a Science fiction.

6xx _ _
700 1 _

$a Hawking, Stephen, $d 1942-

7xx _ _
800 1 _

$a Asimov, Isaac, $d 1920-1992. $t Science fiction series.

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Item #3 (Book)

Title Page

Ewe And Me
A History of Sheep Shearers in Argentina

By Chuck Wooster
Photographs by Kathryn Dun

Title Page Verso


Albino Squirrel Press
Wooltastic Edition - January 2000

Additional Information:

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This is a work of non-fiction


"Ewe" (pronounced "you") is another word for a female sheep
Includes a bibliographical references throughout the work
No place of publication given on item and you cannot find anything about
the location of the publisher after performing outside research
The item is unnumbered, but you count 64 pages in the item
Includes illustrations - all in color
20 centimeters high
26.3 centimeters wide
ISBN: 083890842X

010 _ _
020 _ _

083890842X

050 _ _

HD8039.S472A .A74 2000

100 1 _

$a Wooster, Chuck

245 1
0

$a Ewe and me : $b a history of sheep shearers in Argentina / $c by Chuck


Wooster ; photographs by Kathryn Dun.

246 3 _

$a You and me : $b a history of sheep shearers in Argentina

250 _ _

$a Wooltastic edition January 2000.

264 _ 1

$a [Place of publication not identified] : $b Albino Squirrel Press, $c 2000.

264 _ _
300 _ _

$a 64 unnumbered pages : $b color illustrations ; $c 20 x 27 cm.

336 _ _

$a text $2 rdacontent

337 _ _

$a unmediated $2 rdamedia

338 _ _

$a volume $2 rdacarrier

490 _ _
504 _ _

$a Includes bibliographical references.

5xx _ _
650 _ 0

$a Sheep-shearing.

651 _ 0

$a Argentina $x History.

700 1 _

$a Dun, Kathryn

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