ERIC Number: ED118147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
ISBD(S), International Standard Bibliographic Description for Serials; Recommended by the Joint Working Group on the International Standard Bibliographic Description for Serials set up by the IFLA Committee on Cataloguing and the IFLA Committee on Serial Publications.
International Federation of Library Associations, London (England). Committee on Cataloguing.
The International Standard Bibliographic Description for Serials--ISBD(S)--provides a format for the international communication of bibliographic information so that records may be interchanged between sources, interpreted across language barriers, and converted to machine readable form. The ISBD(S) standards are limited to the descriptive cataloging of current serial publications. Terms are defined and the order of descriptive elements outlined. Special punctuation and other rules are also provided. The major part of this work consists of specifications for the six elements: (1) title and statement of authorship, (2) imprint, (3) collation, (4) series, (5) notes, and (6) International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) and price. For each of the elements the appropriate contents and punctuation pattern are given followed by a detailed outline of rules with examples. Additional examples are provided from France, Canada, Switzerland, Britain, and the Netherlands. (LS)
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.