REMINDER: apply new cataloging guidelines December 1st, 2001.
This is an update to the announcement sent on Sept. 21 regarding
"Amendments 2001" to AACR2.
The Library of Congress will implement "Amendments 2001" to AACR2
on December 1, 2001. The "Amendments 2001" rule revisions are
included in the current LC Cataloger's Desktop; they have been
incorporated into the AACR2 text and they also appear separately
under "Most recent Amendments."
The Library of Congress Rule Interpretations related to
"Amendments 2001" have been distributed by the Cataloging
Distribution Service to LC staff and to NACO participants.
(Printed copies of "Amendments 2001" are available from the
American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association,
and Library Association Publishing.)
There are three major rule revisions in "Amendments 2001":
(1) Conference publications can be entered under the heading for
the conference if the name of the conference appears anywhere in
the item being cataloged (21.1B2(d)). LC will apply this rule
revision to conference publications cataloged after November 30
(LCRI 21.1B2; 21.30E).
(2) British terms of honor ("Sir," "Dame," "Lord," "Lady") will no
longer be included in headings (22.1C, 22.12) but will be retained
in statements of responsibility (1.1F7) and can be used to resolve
conflicts in headings (22.19B).
LC will apply this rule revision to headings being newly established
after November 30 (LCRI 22.1C).
(3) Chapter 9 has been renamed "Electronic Resources." The GMD
"electronic resource" replaces "computer file" and conventional
terminology (e.g., "1 CD-ROM") can now be used in the extent
statement. The entire chapter has been reissued although a number
of the rules within the chapter do not contain any changes.
LC will apply revised Chapter 9 to items cataloged after
November 30 (LCRI 1.1C; 9.3B1; 9.4F4; 9.5B1; 9.5D1).
Please refer any questions you may have to:
Robert B. Ewald
Cataloging Policy Specialist
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