- Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials)
- Bibliographic Standards Committee, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. In collaboration with the Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress
- 2008 Edition
- Publication Date:
- Provides instructions for cataloging printed serials whose rarity, value, or interest make more detailed description necessary or desirable. DCRM(S) is one of a family of manuals that form the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials, and is based on Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books), on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition, 2002 revision (AACR2), and subsequent updates, on ISBD(A): International Standard Bibliographic Description for Older Monographic Publications (Antiquarian), Second Revised Edition, 1991, on the CONSER Cataloging Manual (CCM), and on the CONSER Editing Guide (CEG).
Previously, rules for cataloging rare serials were found in Appendix C of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books, Second Edition (DCRB), published in 1991. The most significant changes from DCRB are: New introductory sections on "Objectives and Principles" and "Precataloging Decisions" * Explicit incorporation of machine-made serials into the rule text and examples * Expanded rules for determining the basis of the description * Addition of areas 3 and 6 * Expanded appendix on early letter forms and symbols (including images of early letters and symbols accompanied by their correct transcriptions) * New appendixes on collection-level cataloging, variations requiring the creation of a new bibliographic record, reissued serials, and individual issues of serials.
DCRM(S) gives expanded guidance and prescribes a more rigorous and consistent approach to transcription than did DCRB. It incorporates a sharp distinction between information transcribed from the source and information that has been supplied by the cataloger.
- Table of Contents:
- General Rules
* Title and Statement of Responsibility Area
* Edition Area
* Numbering Area
* Publication, Distribution, Etc., Area
* Physical Description Area
* Note Area
* Standards Number and Terms of Availability Area
* Appendixes: MARC 21 Descriptive Conventions Code, Collection-Level records, Core-Level Records, Minimal-Level Records, Variations Requiring a New Record, Title Access Points, Early Letter Forms and Symbols, Individual and Special Issues of Serials, Reissued Serials
* List of Works Cited
- 231 pages. Perfect bound. Printed on acid-free paper.
- 2 pounds
- $70 Contiguous U.S.
$80 Outside Contiguous U.S.
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