ERIC Number: ED472899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
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Editing ISBD(CR): Approach, Scope, Definitions.
This paper presents the background of the development of the International Standard Bibliographic Description for Serials and Other Continuing Resources, or ISBD(CR). Discussion includes: formation of a working group in 1997 to look at the existing ISBD and objectives of the project; the first official meeting of the working group in August 1998 (which discussed key title issues, the question of major versus minor changes in title, and the need to determine which issue was to be used as the source of description and how to deal with works that appear in multiple manifestations); the meeting in November 1998 (which discussed objectives of the ISBD(S) standard, the definition of "serial," and the decision that it was preferable to have a separate ISSN and record for each physical form of a title that appeared in multiple formats); the meeting in January 2000 (which reviewed what was happing with regard to the ISSN community and serial cataloging, reviewed the scope of the revised ISBD, discussed the title of the standard, reviewed the definition of "serial," and discussed the proposed International Benchmark Title); the "Meeting of Experts" at the Library of Congress in November 2000 (which agreed on several definitions, made final decisions about major/minor changes); completion of a final draft of the ISBD(CR) document, its posting to IFLANET in the spring of 2001, and comments raised about it; editorial work on the standard and preparation of examples, completed in fall of 2001; what was accomplished, and what is left to do. (AEF)
Descriptors: Information Industry, Information Management, Information Sources, Serials, Standard Setting, Standards
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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