[Asis-l] Seymour Lubetzky

Richard Hill rhill at asis.org
Mon Apr 14 11:34:55 EDT 2003

[From the LA Times.  Dick Hill]

S. Lubetzky, 104; Set Rules for Descriptive Library Cataloging
By Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer

Seymour Lubetzky, a leading theorist in the field of descriptive cataloging 
who was instrumental in changing the way bibliographic information is 
organized, has died. He was 104.

In a career spanning six decades, Lubetzky was not so much concerned with 
the organization of material by subject, but with establishing a consistent 
series of descriptors for authors and titles that would make cataloging 
more logical for both the cataloger and the researcher.

His theories came into widespread use in the 1960s and became guiding 
principles in libraries around the world.

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