ERIC Number: ED119727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report of the Catalog Code Revision Committee Subcommittee on Rules for Cataloging Machine-Readable Data Files.
Herman, Elizabeth, Ed.; Byrun, John, Ed.
A committee on rules fur cataloging machine readable data files (MRDF) recommends areas for revision of the Anglo American Cataloging Rules to integrate collections of MRDF into the mainstream of bibliographic control. The 12 working papers which support and detail these recommendations are appended to this report. They include rationales for documentation and control of MRDF and omission of descriptions of physical characteristics from catalog entries. Bibliographic descriptions, medium designation, main and added entries, title considerations, uniform titles, "edition" as an indicator, production and distribution, notes, and summaries are discussed as they pertain to cataloging. The size of file areas in terms of machine readable records and other descriptions is addressed. One report details alternate rules for archival materials, examplars, and other exceptional MRDF. A glossary of terms related to MRDF concludes the report. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL. Resources and Technical Services Div.