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IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control Vol 31
International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD)
Recommended by the ISBD Review Group
Approved by the Standing Committee of the IFLA Cataloguing Section
Draft as of 2010-05-10
A General Chapter
A.1 Scope, purpose and use
A.2 Treatment of resources
A.3 Outline of the ISBD and Punctuation
A.4 Sources of information
A.5 Language and script of the description
A.6 Abridgements and abbreviations
A.9 Symbols, etc.
SPECIFICATION OF ELEMENTS
0 Content form and media type area 0.1 Content form 0.2 Content qualification 0.3 Media type
1 Title and statement of responsibility area 1.1 Title proper 1.2 Parallel title 1.3 Other title information 1.4 Statement of responsibility
2 Edition area 2.1 Edition statement 2.2 Parallel edition statement 2.3 Statement of responsibility relating to the edition 2.4 Additional edition statement 2.5 Statement of responsibility following an additional edition statement
3 Material or type of resource specific area 3.1 Mathematical data (Cartographic resources) 3.2 Music format statement (Notated music) 3.3 Numbering (Serials)
4 Publication, production, distribution, etc., area 4.1 Place of publication, production and/or distribution 4.2 Name of publisher, producer and/or distributor 4.3 Date of publication, production and/or distribution 4.4 Place of printing or manufacture 4.5 Name of printer or manufacturer 4.6 Date of printing or manufacture
5 Physical description area 5.1 Specific material designation and extent 5.2 Other physical details 5.3 Dimensions 5.4 Accompanying material statement
6 Series and multipart monographic resource area 6.1 Title proper of a series or multipart monographic resource 6.2 Parallel title of a series or multipart monographic resource 6.3 Other title information of a series or multipart monographic resource 6.4 Statement of responsibility relating to a series or multipart monographic resource 6.5 International standard number of a series or multipart monographic resource 6.6 Numbering within a series or multipart monographic resource
7 Note area 7.0 Notes on the content form and media type area and for special types of material 7.1 Notes on the title and statement of responsibility area 7.2 Notes on the edition area and the bibliographic history of the resource 7.3 Notes on the material or type of resource specific area 7.4 Notes on the publication, production, distribution, etc., area 7.5 Notes on the physical description area 7.6 Notes on the series and multipart monographic resources area 7.7 Notes relating to the contents 7.8 Notes on the resource identifier and terms of availability area 7.9 Notes on the issue, part, iteration, etc., that forms the basis of the description 7.10 Other notes 7.11 Notes relating to the copy in hand
8 Resource identifier and terms of availability area 8.1 Resource Identifier 8.2 Key title (continuing resources) 8.3 Terms of availability
Appendix A: Multilevel description
Appendix B: Bi-directional records
Appendix C: Bibliography
Appendix D: Abbreviations
Appendix E: Glossary
Members of the ISBD Review Group (as of May 2010) John D. Byrum, Jr. (corresponding member) Library of Congress, USA (retired) Elena Escolano Rodríguez (chair) Biblioteca Nacional de España, Spain Renate Gömpel Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Germany 顾犇 (Ben Gu) National Library of China
Mauro Guerrini Università di Firenze, Italy Tuula Haapamäki National Library of Finland John Hostage Harvard Law School, USA Lynne C. Howarth University of Toronto, Canada Natalia Kaparova Russian State Library Irena Kavčič National and University Library, Slovenia 이재선 (Jaesun Lee) National Library of Korea
Agnès Manneheut (corresponding member) Université de Nantes, France Dorothy McGarry University of California, Los Angeles, USA (retired) Glenn Patton OCLC Online Computer Library Center, USA
Liaisons with other groups
Name Institution Representation Anders Cato National Library of Sweden Katalogiseringsregler för svenska
bibliotek Gordon Dunsire University of Strathclyde,
Scotland Sematic Web communities
Hanne Hørl Hansen Dansk BibliotekCenter, Denmark Katalogiseringsregler og bibliografisk standard for danske biblioteker
Cristina Magliano ICCU, Italy Commissione RICA Tom Pols Koninklijke Bibliotheek,
Netherlands FOBID, Netherlands Library Forum
Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Italy
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres
Margaret Stewart Library and Archives Canada Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA
Regina Varniene-Janssen Director of Centre of Bibliography and Book Science in Lithuania
Kompiuterinių bibliografinių ir autoritetinių įra.ų sudarymo metodika
WATANABE Takahiro Tezukayama Gakuin University, Japan
Japan Library Association
Mirna Willer University of Zadar, Croatia Pravilnik i priručnik za izradbu abecednih kataloga
The International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is intended to serve as a principal standard to promote universal bibliographic control, that is, to make universally and promptly available, in a form that is internationally acceptable, basic bibliographic data for all published resources in all countries. The main goal of the ISBD is, and has been since the beginning, to provide consistency when sharing bibliographic information.
The ISBD is the standard that determines the data elements to be recorded or transcribed in a specific sequence as the basis of the description of the resource being catalogued. In addition, it employs prescribed punctuation as a means of recognizing and displaying data elements and making them understandable independently of the language of the description. 10
A new Statement of International Cataloguing Principles was published by IFLA in 20091. In these principles, which replace and broaden the Paris Principles2 of 1961, the fifth section is devoted to bibliographic description where it is stated that “Descriptive data should be based on an internationally agreed standard.”3 A footnote identifies the ISBD as the standard for the library community, as the statement of principles is intended not only for libraries but also for archives, museums, and other communities.
Although the development of this standard was originally motivated by the automation of bibliographic control as well as by the economic necessity of sharing cataloguing, the ISBD continues to be useful for and applicable to bibliographic descriptions of all kinds of resources in any type of catalogue, whether online or in a form less technologically advanced. Those agencies using national and multinational cataloguing codes could apply this internationally agreed-upon standard conveniently in their catalogues.
Work on the ISBD has been guided by the following objectives and principles:
• The ISBD provides consistent stipulations for description of all types of published resources, to the extent that uniformity is possible, and specific stipulations for specific types of resources as required to describe those resources.
• The ISBD provides the stipulations for compatible descriptive cataloguing worldwide in order to aid the international exchange of bibliographic records between national bibliographic agencies and throughout the international library and information community (including producers and publishers).
• The ISBD accommodates different levels of description, including those needed by national bibliographic agencies, national bibliographies, universities and other research collections.
• The descriptive elements needed to identify and select a resource must be specified.
• The set of elements of information rather than the display or use of those elements in a specific automated system provides the focus.
1 IFLA Cataloguing Principles: the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) and its Glossary in 20 Languages. Ed. by Barbara B. Tillett and Ana Lupe Cristán. (München: K.G. Saur, 2009). Also available at http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/statement-of-international-cataloguing-principles
2 International Conference on Cataloguing Principles. Report. (London: International Federation of Library Associations, 1963), 91-96. 3 IFLA Cataloguing Principles, 5.3
• Cost-effective practices must be considered in developing the stipulations.
The organization of provisions in the present text is to give first the general stipulations that apply to all types of resources, then the specific stipulations that add information required for that specific type of resource or are exceptions to a general rule.
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