Monday, March 29, 2004

Do you use AACR2 2.12-18?

A task force of ALA's Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access has been asked to examine the rules in AACR2 for cataloging of early printed materials (AACR2 2.12-2.18) and make recommendations, which will be forwarded to the Joint Steering Committee. Recommendations might include revising the rules to bring them more in line with other rare cataloging standards, or elimination of the rules altogether. The task force would therefore like to hear from those in the cataloging community who use AACR2 2.12-2.18. Please contact me at by April 5 if you use these rules, even if only occasionally, and would be willing to respond to some brief questions about your cataloging practices regarding rare materials.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Larry Creider
For the Task Force on Rules for Early Printed Monographs (AACR2 2.12-18)

Laurence S. Creider
Head, General Cataloging Unit
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Work: 505-646-4707
Fax: 505-646-7477

Posted with permission. Sent to several discussion lists.

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