We now catalog in a post-AACR2 world. RDA: Resource Description and Access is designed to cover all types of content and media, but communities of practice are still evolving for motion picture and video materials. This handbook clarifies the protocol for DVDs and Blu-ray discs, expanding upon established guidelines for AACR2 and integrating them into the new standard. Along the way, Higgins introduces the fundamentals of filmmaking, including its history and technical vocabulary, providing context that will help catalogers quickly find the information relevant to their bibliographic records. Organized by familiar MARC 21 fields, this comprehensive reference walks readers through such topics as Unraveling the complexity of film and the ways it is packaged and presented on optical disc, to help quickly determine the title statement and statement of responsibility Explaining the roles of the individuals and organizations involved in the creation and publication of film, and where to record them in catalog records Deciphering the technical terms and abbreviations used on DVDs and Blu-ray discs Using subject and genre headings Cataloging television and streaming media Dealing with unusual formats, such as videotape and reels of photochemical film Outlining the MARC 21 fields where AACR2 practices differed from RDA With the expert guidance contained in this book, readers will learn how to apply RDA instructions to the cataloging of every type of film and video collection, whatever the medium.
Advanced algebra in the service of contemporary mathematical research-- a unique introduction.<br> <br> This volume takes an altogether new approach to advanced algebra. Its intriguing title, inspired by the term postmodernism, denotes a departure from van der Waerden's Modern Algebra--a book that has dominated the field for nearly seventy years. Post-Modern Algebra offers a truly up-to-date alternative to the standard approach, explaining topics from an applications-based perspective rather than by abstract principles alone. The book broadens the field of study to include algebraic structures and methods used in current and emerging mathematical research, and describes the powerful yet subtle techniques of universal algebra and category theory. Classical algebraic areas of groups, rings, fields, and vector spaces are bolstered by such topics as ordered sets, monoids, monoid actions, quasigroups, loops, lattices, Boolean algebras, categories, and Heyting algebras. The text features: <br> * A clear and concise treatment at an introductory level, tested in university courses. <br> * A wealth of exercises illustrating concepts and their practical application. <br> * Effective techniques for solving research problems in the real world. <br> * Flexibility of presentation, making it easy to tailor material to specific needs. <br> * Help with elementary proofs and algebraic notations for students of varying abilities.<br> <br> Post-Modern Algebra is an excellent primary or supplementary text for graduate-level algebra courses. It is also an extremely useful resource for professionals and researchers in many areas who must tackle abstract, linear, or universal algebra in the course of their work.
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