on 15 March 2013
This book has been incredibly helpful in interpreting AACR2 and MARC21. A full copy of AACR2 is still needed, of course, but Bowman's book provides an easily understandable breakdown of the most important rules, accompanied by clear examples and cross-referenced with the relevant section of AACR2. However, buyers should be aware that this book mainly covers the cataloguing of printed material only, and the inclusion of MARC21 coding is not in-depth.
All in all, this book is a fantastic addition to the collection of any library student!