Archive for the 'Standards Issues' Category

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Testing Resource Description and Access (RDA) – Announcement

The Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine have issued a statement from the Executives of the three libraries regarding the Report and Recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee on the implementation of RDA—Resource Description & Access.  The full Report and Recommendations […]

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LC Statement on ‘Transforming our Bibliographic Framework’

The Library of Congress has issued a statement ‘Transforming our Bibliographic Framework’ in which it announces a new collaborative initiative to be led by Associate Librarian of Congress for Library Services, Deanna Marcum to look at the issues involved in migrating from MARC to new bibliographic metadata formats. As part of its […]

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Worldwide review of Guidelines for Subject Access in National Bibliographies started

The IFLA Working Group on Guidelines for Subject Access by National Bibliographic Agencies – including membership from the IFLA sections on Classification & Indexing, Bibliography, Knowledge Management, and Cataloguing has created a set of draft Guidelines which is now available for worldwide review at: http://www.ifla.org/en/node/1707

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The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) launched

The ISNI International Agency aims to assist media companies prepare for the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI), a new standard which will streamline the way creative rights holders are referenced on the Internet. “The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI – Draft ISO 27729) is an ISO certified global standard capable […]

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The RDA Toolkit launches

The Co-Publishers of the RDA Toolkit (American Library Association, Canadian Library Association, and CILIP—through its publishing imprint, Facet Publishing) have announced that the RDA Toolkit is now live. The system includes: RDA instructions that are searchable and browsable AACR2 Rule Number Search of RDA instructions Workflows, mappings: tools to customize the […]

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BIC and BISG publish new guide to the International Standard Text Code (ISTC)

Book Industry Communication (UK) and the Book Industry Study Group (US) have announced the joint publication of ‘The International Standard Text Code: A Work in Progress’ by Michael Holdsworth, the former Managing Director of  Cambridge University Press. The ISTC has been described as potentially the most important bibliographic identifier since […]

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New Register of National Bibliographies Created

The Standing Committee is currently building a register of national bibliographies to provide an up to date resource for those interested in this area of bibliographic activity. Entries for each national bibliography will cover: History & Background Scope Organisation & Administration Services & Usage Business Models Standards Used National Bibliographic […]

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