ERIC Number: ED098960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Reference Manual for Machine-Readable Bibliographic Descriptions.
Martin, M. D., Comp.
UNESCO, in cooperation with several other organizations, has produced a manual, the scope and purpose of which has been to define, for most types of scientific and technical literature, a set of data elements which will constitute an adequate bibliographic citation, and to define the representation of these data elements as they should appear in a machine record for exchange purposes between two or more computer-based systems. In the first section the format and content of bibliographic records are defined, as well as the notations of literature type and bibliographic level and the sets of data elements regarded as essential for each type of literature. Next are detailed definitions of each individual data element, and guidance on how the data element content is to be selected and entered. A third section provides more detailed specifications of the record format, character coding and other matters of concern to computer system designers. Finally, there are examples showing complete bibliographic descriptions prepared in accordance with the conventions described in the manual. The appendixes include information on codes, transliteration schemes, and tables. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Automation, Cataloging, Citations (References), Computers, Data Processing, Documentation, Guides, Information Processing, Library Technical Processes, Standards
UNIPUB, Inc., P.O. Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, N.Y. 10016
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).