Core Level Cataloguing for Non-serial Cartographic Materials (Suggested by the Bibliographic Control Committee, ACMLA )

Core Level Cataloguing for Non-serial Cartographic Materials (Suggested by the Bibliographic Control Committee, ACMLA )

This document is a revision of the core document published in the ACMLA Bulletin, no. 108, Spring/Summer 2000, p. 55-56.

The National Library of Canada's online catalogue, AMICUS, now houses more than 60,000 cartographic cataloguing records from more than 16 Canadian institutions. This union catalogue of maps is a substantial database, and it continues to grow as current records are added and as more institutions begin to participate.

With a number of libraries contributing cataloguing records, there is a need for a "core level of cataloguing" standard for cartographic materials. Although there is a CONSER core record for cartographic materials (see item 4.7 at the web address: http://lcweb.loc.gov/acq/conser/recordreq.html), there is no official core level cataloguing standard for non-serial cartographic materials. Members of the Bibliographic Control Committee, ACMLA and representatives of the Union Catalogue Division of the National Library of Canada have prepared the following guidelines for this latter category. It is hoped that this core level of cataloguing will provide better access to cartographic materials in AMICUS, and that it will also facilitate in the matching process when catalogue records are loaded. The fields that are used for automated matching are indicated below with the symbol * .


Footnotes:

  1. Apply the Guidelines for Distinguishing Cartographic Materials on Computer File Carriers from other Materials on Computer File Carriers, January 1998, prepared by the Library of Congress… http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/cfmap.html
  2. For information concerning the minimum level of coding for 007, refer to the article National Union Catalogue Map Records: Mismatched Records in ACMLA Bulletin, no. 104, Winter 1999, p. 58. This article will also be posted on the ACMLA web site
  3. Record MCR and MCE numbers in this field.
  4. For information concerning the GMD, refer to the article National Union Catalogue Map Records: Mismatched Records in ACMLA Bulletin no. 104, Winter 1999, p. 58. This article will also be posted on the ACMLA web site.
  5. Only those notes that support identification of item need be included. Criteria may vary from one item to another.
  6. If the title is taken from a source other than the chief source of information (AACR2 rule 3.7B3).
  7. Supply as appropriate for collections, compilations, or for any multi-part work.
  8. For direct access files: Make a "System requirements" note according to Chapter 9 of AACR2. For remote access files: Make a "Mode of access" note according to Chapter 9 of AACR2.
  9. Make a 650 or 651 subject added entry.

Core Level Cataloguing for Non-serial Cartographic Materials: Examples M=Mandatory; MA=Mandatory if applicable; O=Optional; . = [blank] in LD, 007 and 008 Single map bibliographic record


Series map bibliographic record


Geomatics cataloguing bibliographic record


October 2001