ERIC Number: ED454865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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AACR2 and Its Place in the Digital World: Near-Term Solutions and Long-Term Direction.
This paper discusses AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition) and its place in the digital world. The first section describes changes in the bibliographic universe since AACR2 was first published in 1978. The second section addresses the perceived shortcomings of AACR2. The third section considers processes for change, including the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) for revision of AACR. The fourth section reports on progress at the 1997 International Conference on the Principles and Futures Development of AACR related to the following action items: (1) to pursue the recommendation that a data modeling technique be used to provide a logical analysis of the principles and structures that underlie AACR; (2) to create a list of the principles of AACR2; (3) to formalize the recommendations on seriality endorsed during the conference and introduce them into the rule revision process; and (4) to solicit a proposal to revise one of the rules to advance the discussion on the primacy of intellectual content over physical format. Other topics covered include: alignment of ISBD (ER) (International Serial Bibliographic Description for Electronic Resources) with AACR2; reorganization of Part I of AACR2 according to ISBD areas of description; additional issues associated with the cataloging of electronic resources; JSC's program of work; long-term direction for AACR; the relationship between AACR2 and metadata schemes; an integrated approach to accessing bibliographic resources; and recommendations for the future. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cataloging, Change, Conferences, International Programs, Metadata, Standards
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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