ERIC Number: ED118146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
ISBD(M), International Standard Bibliographic Description for Monographic Publications. First Standard Edition.
International Federation of Library Associations, London (England). Committee on Cataloguing.
The International Standard Bibliographic Description for Monograph Publications [ISBD(M)] provides a format for the international communication on bibliographic information, so that records may be interchanged between sources, interpreted across language barriers, and converted to machine readable form. The ISBD(M) standards are limited to the descriptive cataloging of current monographs. Terms are defined and the order of descriptive elements outlined. Special punctuation and other rules are also provided. The major part of the work consists of specifications for the eight elements: (1) title and statement of authorship; (2) edition; (3) imprint; (4) collation; (5) series; (6) notes; (7) International Standard Book Number (ISBN), binding, and price; and (8) multivolume publications. For each of the first seven elements the appropriate contents and punctuation pattern are given, followed by a detailed outline of rules with examples. Special rules are provided for multivolume publications. Ten English language examples are provided. (LS)
Descriptors: Books, Cataloging, Documentation, Information Processing, International Programs, Standards
IFLA Committee on Cataloguing, c/o The British Library, Reference Division, Great Russell Street, London WC18 3DG, United Kingdom ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, London (England). Committee on Cataloguing.