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Bowman, J. H.

Overview
Works: 13 works in 101 publications in 1 language and 4,573 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Diaries  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Z694, 025.32
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Most widely held works about J. H Bowman
 
Most widely held works by J. H Bowman
Essential cataloguing by J. H Bowman( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book covers descriptive cataloguing, and is designed as a simple companion to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (revised 2002 edition). The author believes that most items can be catalogued using comparatively few of the rules, and that the more abstruse rules can be ignored until you need them. The book therefore concentrates on the basics. Nevertheless, difficulties are not ignored, and the author emphasizes that cataloguing requires judgement and discretion"--Back cover
Essential Dewey by J. H Bowman( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to using the Dewey Decimal Classification system covers such topics as using the Dewey relative index to determine simple subjects, building numbers with standard subdivisions, exceptions and options within the scheme, and integrating WebDewey
A Critical Edition of the Private Diaries of Robert Proctor : the Life of a Librarian at the British Museum by J. H Bowman( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Proctor will always be remembered among bibliographers for two things: for his rearrangeÒ›ment of the incunabula in the British Museum in what has become known as?Proctor order?, based on the way in which printing spread in its early days; and for the mystery which continues to surround his death. Born in 1868, he was appointed to the British Museum in 1891, and in 1898 he published his Index to the Early Printed Books in the British Museum. In 1899 he started to keep a private diary, and this lasted until his death in 1903. One of the volumes is missing, but the remaining three are edi
British librarianship and information work, 2001-2005 by J. H Bowman( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important reference volume covers developments in all aspects of British library and information work during the five year period 2001-2005. The book provides a comprehensive record of library and information management during the past five years and will be essential reading for all scholars, library professionals and students
Essential Dewey by J. H Bowman( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, John Bowman provides an introduction to the Dewey Decimal Classification suitable either for beginners or for librarians who are out of practice using Dewey. He outlines the content and structure of the scheme and then, through worked examples using real titles, shows readers how to use it." Most chapters include practice exercises, to which answers are given at the end of the book. A particular feature of the book is the chapter dealing with problems of specific parts of the scheme. Later chapters offer advice on how to cope with compound subjects, and a brief introduction to the Web version of Dewey
Greek printing types in Britain in the nineteenth century : a catalogue by J. H Bowman( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential cataloguing by J. H Bowman( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the adoption of MARC 21, there is an urgent need to update basic cataloguing texts. Essential Cataloguing has been written for students, beginning cataloguers and those information professionals who 'have forgotten all they ever knew about cataloguing' p1. Bowman's aim is to cover the basics of cataloguing in an essentially practical text.The text achieves this aim admirably. It is clearly written in an informal and very readable style. Coverage of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules is very good, with separate chapters on the background to AACR2 and MARC, rules for description, access points, multipart works, headings, authority control and uniform titles. Examples illustrating the cataloguing rules as laid down in AACR2 are used to good effect throughout the text. Particularly welcome is the injection of humour in the selection of worked examples. Bowman states that a good cataloguer should have a sense of humour, and that he sets out both to amuse and to illuminate.There is an acknowledgement that the emphasis is on books, with other media being largely neglected. I agree with the author that this should not be a problem, as the ability to catalogue one form should be a skill that is easily transferable to other materials. Importantly, the emphasis on a single form aids in reducing the amount of detail and complexity the reader is exposed to. Nevertheless, any libraries or information services with extensive non-book collections should be aware of this limitation.One criticism is that perhaps there is a missed opportunity to include additional detail about MARC 21. Examples of AACR2 description included in the main text are coded in MARC 21 format in an appendix. This is useful, but seems to be an afterthought. A greater level of explanation and detail would have been welcome.Cataloguing is seen by many to be a necessary evil, to be avoided where possible. Cataloguing is also a complex activity, requiring precision and attention to detail. Bowman succeeds in leading us through the complexities of AACR2 in a very accessible and readable manner. This text will certainly meet the needs of beginner and novice cataloguers, who will find it very useful to have a copy of Essential Cataloguing alongside their copy of AACR2. (EDITOR)
A critical edition of the private diaries of Robert Proctor : the life of a librarian at the British Museum by Robert Proctor( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek printing types in Britain : from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century by J. H Bowman( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British librarianship and information work 2006-2010 by J. H Bowman( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British librarianship and information work, 2011-2015 by J. H Bowman( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 28 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2011-2015
Classification schemes in Cambridge college libraries by J. H Bowman( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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British librarianship and information work, 2001-2005
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Essential DeweyBritish librarianship and information work, 2001-2005Essential DeweyEssential cataloguingA critical edition of the private diaries of Robert Proctor : the life of a librarian at the British Museum
Alternative Names
Bowman, J.H.

Bowman, John

Bowman, John ca. 20./21. Jh.

Bowman, John H.

Bowman, John H. ca. 20./21. Jh.

Bowman, John Hartley

Bowman, John Hartley ca. 20./21. Jh.

Bowman, John (John H.)

Hartley, John Bowman

Hartley, John Bowman ca. 20./21. Jh.

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English (99)