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Rda class, lecture 2

  1. 1. Richard Sapon-White February 25, 2013
  2. 2.  Work in pairs Describe the item handed to you: ◦ Title ◦ Author(s) or other responsible people ◦ Physical properties ◦ Publication data ◦ Series (if any)
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  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
  5. 5.  Corrections Refinement of rules Development of new formats, especially electronic ones
  6. 6.  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!!
  7. 7.  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
  8. 8.  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
  9. 9.  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?
  10. 10.  Content: intellectual or artistic content of a resource ◦ text; notated music; spoken word; still image Carrier Type: the means and methods by which content is conveyed ◦ volume; sheet; computer disk Media Type: the type of intermediation device (if any) required to view, play or run the content of a resource ◦ electronic resource; microform; videorecording
  11. 11.  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? 2002 revision of AACR2: ◦ Continuing resource (serials, periodicals, etc.) ◦ integrating resource (loose-leafs, web sites)
  12. 12.  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?
  13. 13.  The problem of multiple formats in catalogs Application of old rules to new formats Inconsistencies within AACR2 itself Calls for greater cataloger flexibility, ease of use, less time for cataloging
  14. 14.  Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD)

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