A reminder that CDS has just announced the availability of the latest
updates to Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRIs) and
Descriptive Cataloging Manual (DCMs). These updates are available in
Cataloger*s Desktop and also in PDF format.
The latest update in Cataloger*s Desktop is designated "2006 Update
4." Catalogers will want to be especially aware of the following
LCRI 24.4B - Revised to allow the use of qualifiers as additions to
initialisms and acronyms when there is a conflict between a 4XX and a
1XX. (Note that the current NACO normalization rules continue to be in
effect http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/naco/normrule.html )
LCRI 26.1 - Revised to add information on qualifying initialisms and
acronyms when there is a conflict between a 4XX and a 1XX.
The 2006 Update 4 is also available in PDF format:
As a parenthetical note, LCRI 1.0E and 1.4F5 were revised in May 2006
to accommodate certain matters related to the addition and use of 14 new
characters in the character set (cf.
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/m21data.html). At the time these
LCRIs were revised, it was anticipated that the new characters would be
in use. Regrettably, there has been a delay in implementation, and we
continue to ask that these characters not be used until explicit notice
The latest update in Cataloger*s Desktop is designated "February
2007". Catalogers will want to be especially aware of the following
008/32 - Revised to add guidance to consult the 670 section for the
addition of paired 670 fields to reflect undifferentiated status.
670 - Revised to provide guidance for creating paired 670 fields to
provide eye-readable clues when the status of an NAR (008/32 = b) is
This update (designated 2007 Update 1) is also available in PDF format
Note that beginning in 2006 DCMs are no longer issued in printed form.
However, CDS makes them available in PDF format at the address cited
immediately above. Four numbered updates will be issued per year. The
numbering will always be in terms of 4 updates; if updates are combined,
it will be reflected in the numbering, e.g., 2006 Updates 1-2. The
following updates have been issued: 2006 Updates 1-2; 2006 Update 3;
2006 Update 4; 2007 Update 1.