The Cataloging of Self-Published Items

ECSU Author/Contributor (non-ECSU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nurhak Tuncer-Bayramli, Librarian (Music), Cataloger (Creator)
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU )
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Abstract: This article presents the results of a survey conducted in the fall of 2015 of librarians who are cataloging self-published items. The survey was conducted in response to the growing popularity of self-publishing and the increasing prevalence of self-published items in libraries. Survey respondents were asked to describe how they are cataloging these items and provide representative examples of the records they have created. An analysis of both the survey responses and the records is presented, followed by suggestions for best practices for cataloging these items.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
Self-publishing, cataloging, surveys, cataloging research, cataloging best practices

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