Friday, May 20, 2011

Additions to Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes

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The source codes listed below have been recently approved. The codes will be added to applicable Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes lists. See the specific source code list for current usage in MARC fields and MODS/MADS elements.

The codes should not be used in exchange records until 60 days after the date of this notice to provide implementers time to include newly-defined codes in any validation tables.

Description Convention Source Codes
The following source codes have been added to the Description Convention Source Codes list for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

Additions:
iosr
"Instruktsiia po opisaniiu slaviano-russkikh rukopisei XI-XIV vv. dlia Svodnogo kataloga rukopisei, khraniashchikhsia v SSSR" in Arkheologicheskii ezhegodnik za 1975 god. (Moskva: Izd-vo Akademii)
katreg
Katalogiseringsregler: Anglo-American cataloguing rules, second edition /oversatt og bearbiedet for Norske forhold ved Inger Cathrine Spangen (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)
Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes
The following source codes have been added to the Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes list for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

Additions:
barngf
Svenska amnesord for barn - Genre/Form (Stockholm: Kungliga Biblioteket)
saogf
Svenska amnesord - Genre/Form (Stockholm: Kungliga Biblioteket)
The Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office provides information about existing and newly assigned source codes on its Web site (www.loc.gov/marc/).

Monday, May 16, 2011

Guidelines for Subject Access in National Bibliographies

The Guidelines for Subject Access in National Bibliographies by the IFLA Working Group on Guidelines for Subject Access by National Bibliographic Agencies is now available for review.
The question of how to integrate the multitude of national online resources needs to be considered, how they should be catalogued, how they should be made accessible, and how they could be discovered by bibliography users. Because the Working Group on Guidelines for National Bibliographies of the IFLA Bibliography Section was concerned with exactly these „new directions”, we decided to build our guidelines on their recommendations, published in 2009 under the title National Bibliographies in the Digital Age: Guidance and New Directions. Our guidelines can be understood as a supplement to the 2009 Guidelines.

Our work is also an appeal to the producers of national bibliographies to provide subject access in national bibliographies. Users will benefit from using well organized subject structures of classification systems and subject headings to expand their ways of reaching the resources they want.
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