Saturday, August 3, 2013

Illustrations : LC-PCC Best Practices Guidelines

Myth:
“Recording the presence of illustrations is a core element, and not a matter of judgment.”

Reality:

Not exactly.  You are required to record illustrations if the resource is intended for children.  And it is usually a good idea to record their presence, for other resources.  But you are permitted to exercise cataloger judgment, and may also ignore ‘minor’ illustrations (as you define ‘minor’).

[Source : Library of Congress]