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Cataloging Back to the Future: FRBR & RDA

Cataloging Back to the Future: FRBR & RDA is a presentation given by Dr. Robert O. Ellett, who is a lecturer at the School of Library & Information Science, San Jose State University and a Catalog Librarian at the Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA. It was given at the American Library Association ALCTS Preconference held in Chicago, on Thursday, July 9th, 2009.

The other presentations focus on “practical information on the descriptive cataloging of digital media” which may also be of interest to some.


Cataloguing DVDs

As mentioned on Catalogablog Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. have updated their guidelines for cataloguing DVDs, “Guide to Cataloging DVD and Blu-ray Discs Using AACR2r and MARC 21, 2008 Update Draft“.

The update incorporates rule changes and interpretations that resulted from the 2004 Amendments for Chapters 7 and 9 of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) and expands the discussion of formats to include DVD-Audio, Blu-ray, and DualDiscs. The information and cataloging examples presented should help clarify principles and rules used in cataloging various types of DVD formats.

Carolyn Walden is interested in any comments or suggestions on the draft you might have.


Cataloguing Streaming Media

This may be of interest to some. The OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee, Streaming Media Best Practices Task Force has released the final version of its Best Practices for Cataloging Streaming Media.

“As libraries have begun to collect streaming media relatively recently, the current cataloging standards provide little formal guidance and few examples, and practice varies among libraries that contribute records to OCLC’s WorldCat database. The purpose of this document is to provide “best practice” guidance for the most common situations encountered in libraries … The guidelines and examples in this document pertain to OCLC-MARC tagging and the content is governed by cataloging rules and manuals, including the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition (2002 revision with 2005 update).”

Lot’s of good information and examples in this new area of cataloguing practice.



Authority Tools for Audiovisual and Music Catalogers

OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers) maintains a useful list of Authority Tools for Audiovisual and Music Catalogers. This resources was originally compiled by the Subcommittee on Authority Tools, Cataloging Policy Committee, of OLAC and it was updated in December 2005. There are a number of useful resources for audiovisual cataloguers on the OLAC website including the OLAC Electronic Discussion List and a compendium of Useful Web Sites.