Category Archives: bookreviews

Book available to review

We have the following title available to be reviewed for our journal Catalogue & Index.  The book will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Myntti, Jeremy (2019, ed.) Sudden position guide to cataloguing and metadata. Chicago: ALCTS.

Please bear in mind the following:

We expect the review to be completed within three months of the reviewer receiving the book.

Reviews should be at least 600 words (and can be longer).

The review will be published in the first available issue of Catalogue & Index.

The reviewer will get to keep the book.

(Further guidance will be sent to the reviewer)


If you are interested please contact the editor:


Catalogue & Index: Issue 189

The new issue of C&I (189) is now available here.

The theme of our December issue is cataloguing non-text based and unusual material and as a result is a bumper issue of very useful insights and practices.

Excerpt from the editorial:

Welcome to Catalogue and Index 189 where our theme this issue is
about cataloguing non-text based, and unusual material. We wanted to
hear from people who catalogue this kind of material as part of their daily
job, and who might be able to offer advice to those who only encounter it
occasionally. As a result we have a wonderful selection of articles
looking at a wide range of material from audio files to board games, pig
lungs to meteorites, and pop music to volcanoes! With a gamut of useful
information you may need to keep a copy of this issue close at hand to
help with those unexpected items arriving at your desk.

– Karen F. Pierce & Deborah Lee.

Enjoy 🙂

Book reviewer wanted

I have just received a new publication from Facet Publishing. Here are the details:

David Stuart. Practical ontologies for information professionals. London : Facet Publishing, c2016. viii, 184 pages. ISBN: 9781783300624 (paperback)

If you would like further information about the book, or are interested in reviewing it for Catalogue & index, please contact me at:


Neil T. Nicholson, Book Reviews Editor



Review title

Thank you to all those who expressed an interest in reviewing the book “Managing metadata in web-scale discovery systems.” The book has now been assigned to a reviewer. Please look out for further news on review titles over the coming months.


Neil Nicholson, Book Reviews Editor

Latest review title

I have just received a brand new publication from Facet Publications. The book is called “Managing metadata in web-scale discovery systems” and is edited by Louise F. Spiteri. The blurb on the back cover reads as follows:

“This book shows you how to harness the power of linked data and integrated discovery systems to manage and link widely varied content across your library collection”

If you are interested in reading and reviewing this book for our journal, Catalogue & index, or would like further information about this title, please contact me below:

Neil Nicholson, Book Reviews Editor

Review titles claimed

Thank you to all who expressed an interest in reviewing the titles Metadata and RDA essentials, details of which were posted on the Blog yesterday. Both titles have now been claimed. Please look out for further announcements regarding book review titles in the coming months.


Neil Nicholson

Book Reviews Editor, C&I

Book reviewers wanted

I have just received two new publications from Facet:

Metadata / Marcias Lei Zeng and Jian Qin. Second edition. London : Facet Publishing, 2016.xxvii, 555 pages. ISBN: 9781783300525

RDA essentials / Thomas Brenndorfer. Chicago : American Library Association, c2016. xvi, 376 pages. 9781783300563


If you are interested in reviewing either of these books, or wish further information about them, please contact me:


Neil Nicholson, Book Reviews Editor, Catalogue & index

Essential classification book review

I have just received the brand new second edition of “Essential classification” by Vanda Broughton (Facet Publishing, 2015).

I am looking for a volunteer to review the book for our journal,  Catalogue & index. Please contact me if you are interested in reviewing this title, or if you require further information about it.


Thank you,

Neil Nicholson, Book Reviews Editor


Book reviewer wanted

The latest review title has landed on my desk. Here are the details of the book:

Cataloging and managing film and video collections: a guide to using RDA and MARC21 / Colin Higgins. Chicago : ALA Editions, 2015. xi, 225 pages.

I am looking for a volunteer to review this book for our journal, Catalogue & index. If you are interested in writing a review or require more information about the book, please contact me at

Neil Nicholson,

Book Reviews Editor,

Catalogue & index