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Implementation Date: October 1, 2010 for New BIBCO Standard Records (BSRs)

BIBCO libraries will begin using the new BIBCO Standard Record (BSR) models for additional types of materials on October 1, 2010.  The new BSRs are posted at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/bibco/BSR-MAPS.html

*         Textual Monographs (with FAQ) (formerly Printed Books)
*         Rare Books
*         Cartographic Materials
*         Notated Music
*         Sound Recordings
*         Moving Image Materials
*         Graphic Materials
*         Electronic Resources

As we move into the new BSR implementation phase:


 *   Records created according to the BSR models for all formats will carry the encoding level "blank."


 *   Encoding level "4" will remain as a valid encoding level in OCLC for earlier BIBCO core records.  Batch loading processes by libraries that catalog in local systems may result in some BIBCO core level records entering OCLC even after October 1, 2010.


 *   The Standing Committee on Standards is developing BSR guidelines for a few remaining items (collections, including manuscript collections, electronic resources in certain formats), in consultation with appropriate stakeholders.


 *   Links to BIBCO full and core standards remain as resources on the new BSR-MAPS page, although they are marked as "Superseded by the BIBCO Standard Record, Oct. 1, 2010."


 *   The BSR FAQ will be revised to include any new inquiries sent to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>


 *   BIBCO training materials for new BIBCO libraries are being prepared for posting on the BIBCO web pages in October. Training will be designed as an online experience about one day in length, with the option of an onsite instructor.  After training, record review continues until the new library is independent.

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: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/reports.html#BSR

Magda El-Sherbini, PCC Chair
Associate Professor
Head, Cataloging Department
The Ohio State University Libraries
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