Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Volume 24, Numbers 3 - 4 1997

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EDITORIAL By Ruth C. Carter

Approach of AACR2 and RAK-WB or: No Problems in the Future Data Exchange? By Monika Münnich
ABSTRACT. Twenty-five years after IFLA tried an equalization of entries a new approach of harmonizing AACR2r and RAK-W4 is underway and hopefully will be concluded in the near future. Minor and major problems have been analyzed. Possible solutions are determined for name entries of persons and corporate bodies. An adaptation has to be made in German rules in order to reach the same amount of "entities" in an authority file (so far the RAK has no differentiation in personal names). Participation in international name authority files on the basis of "national" entry forms should be implemented as soon as possible. A harmonization in the title area, including codes for form titles, is in the stage of final adaptation by the new "Rule Conference" as well. Some major problems remain to be solved including hierarchies and romanization.

Finding the Missing Date: The Examples of German Imprints Without Dates. By David Z. Chroust
ABSTRACT. Catalogers of monographs are accustomed to finding a publication, copyright or at least a printing date in an imprint on the title page or in a colophon. If no date is found in the "prescribed sources of information, " rule I.4F7 of AACR2 instructs catalogers to "supply an approximate date of publication." This article examines efficient ways of doing this, using examples from German publishing. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, German publishers often omitted the year of publication from their imprints. Also discussed are standard bibliographic sources where estimated publication dates can often be confirmed. The methods and examples presented are drawn from cataloging experience at Texas A&M University since 1992, when the library purchased several thousand German books of this period.

The CONSER/PCC Evolution. By Jean Hirons and Brian Schottlaender
ABSTRACT. In October 1997, the CONSER Program will join the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). Hirons and Schottlaender discuss the developments that led up to the consolidation, the new vision for the combined program as expressed in a set of principles,and the benefits to each program. They also examine the potential for change in CONSER and PCC inherent in the acceptance of the principles.

ACOLIT: Un Progetto in Corso. By Mauro Guerrini
ABSTRACT. In June 1995 the ABEI (Italian Catholic Librarians Association) established a working group in order to create an authority list of Catholic authors, (persons and corporate bodies) and of liturgical and religious anonymous works, titled ACOLIT, Autori Cattolici e Opere Liturgiche in Italiano (Catholic Authors and Liturgical Works in Italian). ACOLIT contains: (1) personal authors (particularly of the apostolic period and the Middle Ages); (2) popes and antipopes; (3) religious congregations, orders and societies; (4) Catholic Church and Roman Curia; (5) Catholic associations; (6) the Bible; (7) liturgical works; (8) religious anonymous works. Headings are established according to the RICA (Regole Italiane di Catalogazione per Autori), but also to the Norme per il catalogo degli stampati by the Vatican Library, the AACR2R, the RAK, the Reglas de catalogaci = F3n. Ed. refundita y rev., and the guidelines and decisions of IFLA. The work group has elaborated original considerations, particularly for the Bible. The group argues the choice and forth of the names of popes, Catholic Church and Roman Curia of the RICA and suggests that classical and Medieval writers should be formulated in Italian not in Latin, and that the indirect form, surname-name, should be used for saints who have a surname. ACOLIT has accepted the GARE punctuation (Guidelines for authority and reference entries/ recommended by the Working Group on an International Authority System; approved by the Standing Committees of the IFLA Section on Cataloguing and the IFLA Section on Information Technology). The print edition is planned for June 1997. ACOLIT will present headings in three sections: (1) Personal writers; (2) Corporate bodies; (1) Bible Liturgical and religious anonymous works, ABEI will also publish an electronic edition (CD ROM), periodically revised. The research will extend to Christian writers and -in the future- to writers of all religions.

In Search of UBC: A Study in the Convergence of Practice Between the Library of Congress and the Other ABACUS Libraries. Part 2. By Edgar A. Jones
ABSTRACT. A comparative analysis of choice and form of main entry in the monograph cataloging of the Library of Congress (LC) and that of the British Library and the national libraries of Canada and Australia in 1982 and 1989, examining the extent to which LC practice and that of the other agencies was consistent and, when it was not, the apparent reasons for the inconsistency. Part I provided a general introduction and background to the study, along with an analysis of broad patterns and patterns affecting the choice of main entry. Part 2 provides an analysis of' patterns affecting the form of main entry headings (personal and corporate names), choice and form of uniform titles and titles proper, and miscellaneous descriptive cataloging elements, as well as overall conclusions and recommendations.

Nonprint Formats: A Survey of the Work and Its Challenges for the Cataloger in ARL Academic Libraries. By Gayle Porter and Paul Bredderman
ABSTRACT. Today's emphasis on developing nonprint-format collections in academic libraries mirrors advances in information technology. More new than old, these formats impact not only library planning, policy, and budgets, but also the training and the work of those who select, catalog, process, house, access, and circulate them. Results of' this 33-item survey of nonprint catalogers in ARL academic libraries describe their demographic and professional background, their position, staffing for nonprint cataloging and processing, formats collected and bibliographic access provided, training and competency in and responsibilities for cataloging, work organizational and technical challenges, and career aspects.


Classification Plus [computer file] Super LCCS CD [computer file]
Reviewed by Robert P. Holley

Visual Explanations, by Edward Tufte
Reviewed by David Robins

Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries, 2nd Ed., by Sheila S. Intner and Jean Weihs
Reviewed by Catherine A. Seal

Elizabeth N. Steinhagen, News Editor 

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