Wednesday, August 27, 2003


LIS-UKBIBS: new UK discussion list on bibliographic standards and metadata.

From Monday September 1st, a new discussion list, LIS-UKBIBS, becomes available for UK cataloguers, indexers and all those interested in the application of bibliographic standards and metadata in the UK library environment.

Supported on the jiscmail list service, LIS-UKBIBS will replace the old LIS-UKMARC list. It will have a wider scope than lis-ukmarc, and will include the following topics:

  • MARC 21 - input from the UK library community
  • Proposals and papers originating in the UK for amendment of the MARC 21 format (prior to submission to the Library of Congress)
  • Comment and opinion on the numbered Proposals and Discussion Papers submitted for consideration by the MARC Advisory Committee (available on the Library of Congress website) (Note that for implementation, maintenance, changes, and development of the MARC 21 format the MARC Forum discussion list should be used. More about MARC Forum, including joining instructions)
  • UKMARC - MARC 21 conversion problems and issues
  • Legacy use of the UKMARC format
  • Discussion, opinion, views and sharing information on the maintenance and revision of bibliographic standards and metadata issues including:
    1. AACR (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules)
    2. LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings)
    3. GSAFD revision
    4. Dewey, UDC and other classification schemes
    5. HILT terminologies
    6. Dublin Core
All users of the existing LIS-UKMARC list will be automatically switched to LIS-UKBIBS on September 1st. If you are not already a member of LIS-UKMARC and wish to join LIS-UKBIBS, please go to the jiscmail home page and follow the instructions "joining a list" after September 1st.

The e-mail address of LIS-UKBIBS will be LIS-UKBIBS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK.

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