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Five chapters of the Descriptive cataloging of East Asian material: CJK
examples of AACR2 and Library of Congress Rule Interpretations have been
posted at this address on the home page of the Library of Congress'
Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO):

 http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/CJKIntro.html

The CJK examples, a joint project of the Technical Processing Committee
of the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) and the Library of
Congress, update and expand the 1983 publication AACR2 workbook for East
Asian publications.  These examples were compiled primarily to show
non-LC catalogers of CJK material, many of whom are non-native speakers,
how AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed.) and the LCRIs
(Library of Congress Rule Interpretations) applied to the material they
cataloged by providing actual illustrations from CJK bibliographic
records, in the same manner that AACR2 and the LCRIs provide examples in
western languages.  The compilation not only updates the workbook to
reflect changes to AACR2 and the LCRIs, but also broadens the scope to
include the rules that govern specific types of material.

Examples for individual chapters of AACR2 and related LCRIs were
compiled by CEAL members between 1997 and 1999.  Most of the roman, and
all of the nonroman text of the compilations then had to be keyed in
manually by LC staff.  Because the project has taken so long to
complete, many examples had to be updated to correspond to changes in
the text of AACR2 and the LCRIs.  Chinese, Korean and Japanese language
catalogers at LC, as well as with experts in special formats, reviewed
and edited the compilations, followed by another thorough review by CPSO
specialists.

The examples are presented in a familiar format.  They follow the text
of AACR2 and the LCRIs themselves.  Efforts were made to find examples
of each and every rule, in each of the three CJK languages, so that a
rough balance would occur within each chapter.  All examples have been
taken from Korean, Japanese, and Chinese language bibliographic records.
 Some examples appear only in roman form, just as they do on
bibliographic records.

CEAL members and LC staff agreed that a digital version of the examples
should be posted on the Web to make them conveniently available to a
wide audience.

This is a work in progress.  LC staff will continue to review and edit
the compilations of examples for the remaining chapters of AACR2 and
then post them on the CPSO home page, as soon as they are available.

Phil