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descriptive cataloging

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Broader Term: 

n. ~ That portion of the cataloging process that is concerned with the choice and form of the main entry, the title and statement of responsibility, edition, material (or type of publication) specific details, publication and distribution, physical description, series, notes, and standard numbers and terms of availability.

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Descriptive cataloging is distinguished from subject cataloging, which determines appropriate headings for access to the contents of the work described.