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    • Richard Sapon-White February 25, 2013
    •  Work in pairs Describe the item handed to you: ◦ Title ◦ Author(s) or other responsible people ◦ Physical properties ◦ Publication data ◦ Series (if any)
    •  In-Class Exercise: Description AACR2 ◦ Publishers and Development ◦ Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRIs) ◦ Organization  Description  Format  Form of issuance  Facsimiles  Access The case for a new code
    •  Developers: ◦ American Library Association ◦ Australian Committee on Cataloging ◦ British Library ◦ Canadian Committee on Cataloging ◦ Library Association (U.K.) [later the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals] ◦ Library of Congress AACR in 1967, AACR2 in 1978 Major revisions in 1988 and 2002
    •  Corrections Refinement of rules Development of new formats, especially electronic ones
    •  Official protocol: ◦ Formal proposals to American Library Association’s Cataloging and Classification Section’s Description and Access Committee (CC: DA) ◦ Public discussion and position papers ◦ Forwarding proposal to the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR2 ◦ A slow and lengthy process!!
    •  Intended for internal use at LC De facto use by many libraries in the U.S. Provided detailed explanations of how to apply certain rules (e.g., LCRI 21.30J) Provide for consistency “Case law” approach Need for consultation of both AACR2 and LCRIs
    •  Part 1: Description ◦ Chapter 1: General Rules of Description ◦ Chapter 2: Books, Pamphlets and Printed Sheets ◦ Chapter 3: Cartographic Materials ◦ Chapter 4: Manuscripts ◦ Chapter 5: Music ◦ Chapter 6: Sound Recordings ◦ Chapter 7: Motion Pictures and Videorecordings ◦ Chapter 8: Graphic Materials ◦ Chapter 9: Electronic Resources ◦ Chapter 10: Three Dimensional Artifacts and Realia ◦ Chapter 11: Microforms ◦ Chapter 12: Continuing Resources ◦ Chapter 13: Analysis
    •  AACR2 Glossary: ◦ “In its widest sense, a particular physical presentation of an item.” Which chapter would you use for: ◦ An atlas? ◦ A songbook which is ½ text, ½ musical scores? ◦ Maps issued as a serial? ◦ Photocopies of maps issued as a serial? ◦ Electronic reproductions of maps issued as a serial?
    •  Serial vs. Monograph Which chapter is used for: ◦ Loose-leaf for updating? ◦ Web site that is periodically updated? ◦ Form of issuance for different physical carriers?
    •  Should the bibliographic record reflect: ◦ the original work with a note for information about the facsimile? OR ◦ the facsimile with a link to the original work’s record?
    •  Limits imposed by the manual (card catalog) environment ◦ In 1980’s: development of OPACs and removal of limits Main entry vs. added entry
    •  The problem of multiple formats Application to new formats Inconsistencies within AACR2 itself ◦ Defining the logical structure of AACR2 ◦ Rules for a given format distributed throughout AACR2 Calls for greater cataloger flexibility, ease of use, less time for cataloging