The purpose of a cataloging record is to:
List all of the items in the library.
Show the names of all of the authors in the library.
Create a unique description of each item in the library.
Contain information for only the library staff.
As long as all the information about an item in the library is in a
cataloging record, it doesn’t matter what order that information comes in.
When creating subject headings:
The cataloger can make up whatever terms she wants.
Only subject headings from the Library of Congress are acceptable in the United States.
Only 1-3 headings can be used.
Libraries should use a standardized list of terms such as ‘Sears Subject
Headings’ or ‘Library of Congress Subject Headings.’