Bibliographic Description of Reproductions U19466@UICVM.BITNET 21 Dec 1992 16:55 UTC
The following announcement has been distributed in the ALCTS Network News and has been cross posted on Autocat and Serialst. Apologies for the duplication that may result. GUIDELINES FOR BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF REPRODUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ALCTS _Guidelines for Bibliographic Description of Reproductions_ have been drafted by a Task Force of the ALCTS/CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) to meet the urgent need for direction in the cataloging of reproductions. Before proposing permanent revisions to the cataloging rules in _Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules_ (2nd edition, revised), the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access believes that it is important that the cataloging and library automation communities have an opportunity to review, and comment on, the proposed _Guidelines_ as drafted. The "Guidelines..." portion of the document provides specific instructions about how to eliminate the need to repeat the description of the original in the description of the reproduction. The concept of "reproduction" is defined, and guidance is given so that catalogers will be able to determine which types of materials should receive this type of cataloging. The "Guidelines ..." document also provides a broad range of examples of reproduction cataloging. The "Implications..." portion of the document outlines how the concept of "reproduction" relates to the automated library catalog. Conceptual models are presented, and additional background material is provided so that systems analysts may begin a discussion of communications issues within the context of user needs. It is hoped that feedback from both the cataloging and library automation communities will result in documents which fairly address the concerns of both groups. Catalogers are encouraged to review the _Guidelines_ in light of specific cataloging situations they themselves face and submit comments to CC:DA. The _Guidelines_ are not an official revision of AACR2r. If the _Guidelines_ are found to be workable in library situations, CC:DA will work through the American Library Association representative to the Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of AACR (JSC) in order to propose formal rules changes. Such rules changes will become official when published by the copyright holders of AACR, the Library Association, the American Library Association, and the Canadian Library Association. To receive a single copy of _Guidelines for Bibliographic Description of Reproductions_ send a self-addressed envelope with $.98 postage to: ALCTS Multiple Versions, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.