Magazine article American Libraries

Cardprep Produces Cards, Labels, and Lists

Magazine article American Libraries

Cardprep Produces Cards, Labels, and Lists

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Cardprep is a menu-driven program for the production of catalog cards, labels, and author/title/ call number lists. Its authors, librarians Linda and Pierra Barrettee, say the program is easy to use and has produced over one million cards in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and China, using Dewey, Library of Congress, and other classification schemes.

The program displays the entire card on the screen and allows immediate editing of any field with a single keystroke. Up to eight call number fields and up to six subject, added entry, and requester fields are available, with optional ISBM and LCCN fields.

Cardprep automatically prints AACR2 punctuation, arabic and roman numerals in tracings, and title tracings for author main entries. Hanging indentions are automatically formatted for title main entires.

A complete set of cards is printed in 30 seconds or less. Second or third cards are printed automatically when needed, and a series tracing card and can be printed as an option. …

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