Toward a Code of Ethics for Cataloging

  title={Toward a Code of Ethics for Cataloging},
  author={Sheila Bair},
  journal={Technical Services Quarterly},
  pages={13 - 26}
  • Sheila Bair
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Computer Science
  • Technical Services Quarterly
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