ERIC Number: ED196434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
International Exchange of Bibliographic Information on Materials for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
de Villiers, Pieter J. A.; Shumaker, David E.
Based on principles and methods tested by library systems serving nonhandicapped readers, this list of international standards was developed to further the establishment of a national bibliograhpic center in each country that would build a national union catalog founded on information from libraries and producers about existing and new materials for handicapped individuals. The policy details the mechanism for international sharing of bibliographic resources, the standardization of media of exchange, cataloging rules, and the establishment of a Working Group of Libraries for the Blind (WGLB) subcommittee on bibliographic standards. An appendix provides additional interpretations of existing provisions of the International Standard Bibliographic Description for Non-Book Materials (ISBD,NBM) that are designed to adapt the ISBD,NBM to the special requirements of materials in braille, recorded, and other formats for the handicapped. (Author/FM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.