CATALOGING POLICY AND SUPPORT OFFICE
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF
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
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
Canadian Library Association, and Library Association Publishing.).
There are three major rule revisions in Amendments 2001:
Please refer any questions you may have to:
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).
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).
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).
Robert B. Ewald
Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
voice: (202) 707-4383
Library of Congress Help Desk