Analytical cataloging is defined, several examples are given of practices in a number of British public libraries, and some suggestions are made for the future.
The list is a guide to help catalogers identify materials pertaining to Asia for the World Study Center at the State University College at New Paltz. It also serves as a tool to update geographic subject headings to conform with the Library of Congress ruling adopted January 1970: "When the name of a country, state, city, etc. has been changed without substantially affecting its territorial identity, all subject entries are made under the new name regardless of the period covered by works being cataloged." (U.S. Library of Congress, Processing Dept., Cataloging Service. Bulletin 88:9 [Jan. 1970])