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Bibliography ~ Cataloguing ~ Analysis

Whether you're a Literature student approaching the book as object or a library worker who needs to master the rules of the catalog(ue), we're here to build your knowledge, skills and confidence.

"Is This Rule Necessary?" - Seymour Lubetzky (1953), p. 1.

Seymour Lubetzky, Cataloging Rules and Principles: A Critique of the A.L.A. Rules for Entry and a Proposed Design for their Revision, Washington: Library of Congress, 1953.
Anne Welsh speaking about 'Classification as World-View' in London in 2018.

Who Are We?

Beginning Cataloguing was founded by Anne Welsh, the author of Practical Cataloguing, a core text in iSchools internationally. With over 25 years' experience cataloguing, teaching, writing and thinking about Cataloguing and Bibliography, she offers consultancy and training to individuals and organizations.

Anne is joined by associates active in Cataloguing, Metadata, Systems and Knowledge Management. Learn more about us on