September 1, 2010 Set as Implementation Date for New BSRs


The PCC Policy Committee (PoCo) has approved the final reports submitted by Standing Committee on Standards Task Groups for BIBCO Standard Records for a variety of materials.  These reports appear on the PCC BIBCO homepage:


The PCC Steering Committee has set September 1, 2010 as the implementation date for the BIBCO Standard Record (BSR) guidelines for the following materials:

·         Textual Monographs (revised, originally titled BSR for Printed Books)

·         Rare Books

·         Electronic Resources

·         Cartographic Materials

·         Sound Recordings

·         Graphic Materials

·         Projected Visual Materials


By mid-August, the LC Cooperative Programs Section will post a more streamlined set of BSR implementation documents, retaining the Metadata Application Profiles (MAPs), but reducing elements of the Final Reports not needed in working guidelines.  As we move into the new BSR implementation phase:



PoCo extends its thanks to the Standing Committee on Standards and all Task Group chairs, members, and liaisons, whose names appear in the final reports.


Magda El-Sherbini, PCC Chair

Associate Professor

Head, Cataloging Department

The Ohio State University Libraries

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