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Why Cataloguing Standards

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The National Union Catalogue and all library catalogues can efficiently work together if international standards and best practice are followed when creating and editing catalogue records.  Maintaining standards:

  • reduces duplication of effort in creating catalogue records 
  • makes it easy and efficient to transfer and exchange catalogue records
  • makes it easier for library users to search and find information in catalogues.