[Asis-l] Seymour Lubetzky
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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