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Description Convention Source Codes

Introduction
Description Convention Source Codes
Description Convention Source Code Usage in MARC and MODS

Introduction

Description Convention Sources identifies standard rules or guidelines for describing bibliographic resources, commonly called cataloging rules, and assigns a code to each source.  The purpose of this list is to enable the source of description guidelines in metadata records to be indicated by a code.  For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes.

Arrangement of the List

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation. The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code Structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 characters, including lowercase alphabetic characters, numeric characters 0 through 9, and the hyphen (-).  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Codes.

Description Convention Source Codes

aacr
Anglo-American cataloguing rules (Chicago: American Library Association)
amim
Archival moving image materials (Washington: Library of Congress)
amremm
Pass, Gregory A. Descriptive cataloging of ancient, medieval, renaissance, and early-modern manuscripts (Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries)
appm
Hensen, Steven L. Archives, personal papers, and manuscripts (Washington: Library of Congress)
bdrb
Descriptive cataloging of rare books (Washington: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service)
bps
McCrum, Blanche Prichard. Bibliographical procedures and style (Washington: Library of Congress, General Reference and Bibliography Division)
cgcrb
Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable form = 中文善本書機讀目錄編目規則 External Link (Research Library Group)
cco
Cataloging cultural objects : a guide to describing cultural works and their images (Chicago: Visual Resources Association, American Library Association)
ccr
Chinese cataloging rules (Taiwan: National Central Library)
crlp
Hallam, Adele. Cataloging rules for the description of looseleaf publications: with special emphasis on legal materials (Washington: Library of Congress)
dacs
Describing archives: a content standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists)
dcgpm
Descriptive Cataloging Guidelines for Pre-Meiji Japanese Books (Subcommittee on Japanese Rare Books, Committee on Japanese Materials, Council on East Asian Libraries)
dcrb
Descriptive cataloging of rare books (Washington, DC: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress)
dcrmb
Descriptive cataloging of rare materials (Books). (Washington, DC: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress)
dcrmc
Descriptive cataloging of rare materials (Cartographic). External Link (Chicago: Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries)
dcrmg
DCRM(G): Descriptive cataloging of rare materials (Graphics). External Link (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College & Research Libraries)
dcrmm
DCRM(M): Descriptive cataloging of rare materials (Music). (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries)
dcrms
Descriptive cataloging of rare materials (Serials). (Washington, DC: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress)
din1505
Titelangaben von Dokumenten (Berlin: Beuth)
dmbsb
Dokumentation av materialets behandling i SB 1700-1829 (Stockholm: Kungl. Biblioteket)
enol
Ekspertiza i nauchno-tekhnicheskaia obrabotka lichnykh arkhivnykh fondov: metodicheskiie rekomendatsii (Moskva: Gosudarstvennaia biblioteka SSSR im. V. I. Lenin)
estc
Eighteenth century short title catalogue, the cataloguing rules (London: The British Library)
fobidrtb
Federatie van Organisaties op het Gebied van het Bibliotheek-Informatie-en Dokumentatiewezen (FOBID) Regels voor de titelbeschrijving (Den Haag: Nederlands Bibliotheek en Lektuur Centrum)
gihc
Betz, Elisabeth W. Graphic materials (Washington: Library of Congress)
hmstcn
Handleiding voor de medewerkers aan de STCN (Short title catalog of the Netherlands) ('s Gravenhage: Koninklijke Bibliotheek)
iosr
“Instruktsiia po opisaniiu slaviano-russkikh rukopisei XI-XIV vv. dlia Svodnogo kataloga rukopisei, khraniashchikhsia v SSSR” in Arkheologicheskii ezhegodnik za 1975 god. (Moskva: Izd-vo Akademii)
isbd
ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD Review Group/Standing Committee of the IFLA Cataloguing Section)
katreg
Katalogiseringsregler: Anglo-American cataloguing rules, second edition /oversatt og bearbiedet for Norske forhold ved Inger Cathrine Spangen (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)
krsb
Katalogiseringsregler for svenska bibliotek (Lund: Bibliotekstjanst)
kbsdb
Katalogiseringsregler og bibliografisk standard for danske biblioteker (Ballerup: Dansk BiblioteksCenter)
local
Locally defined or unknown cataloging rules
mmlcc
Manual of map library classification and cataloguing (London: Ministry of Defence)
ncafnor
Normes de catalogage publiées par l'Association française de normalisation (Paris: AFNOR)
ncr
Nippon cataloging rules (Tokyo: National Diet Library)
ncs
Norme per il catalogo degli stampati (Città del Vaticano: Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)
ohcm
Matters, Marion E. Oral history cataloging manual (Chicago: Society of American Archivists)
pi
Instruktionen für die alphabetischen Kataloge der preussischen Bibliotheken (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrasowitz)
pn
Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record Guidelines (Library of Congress, Program for Cooperative Cataloging)
ppiak
Verona, Eva. Pravilnik i prirucnik za izradbu abecednih kataloga (Zagreb: Hrvatsko bibliotekarsko drustvo)
psbo
Pravila sostavleníìa bibliograficheskogo opisaníìa (Moskva: Kniga)
rad
Rules for archival description (Ottawa: Bureau of Canadian Archivists)
rak
Regeln für die alphabetische Katalogisierung (Wiesbaden: Reichert)
rakddb
Ansetzungsform gemaess der RAK - Anwendung Der Deutschen Bibliothek
rakwb
Regeln für die alphabetische Katalogisierung an wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken. (Berlin: Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut)
-rcaa2
Règles de catalogage anglo-américaines. 2e édition. (Montréal: ASTED) [Prior to the implementation of a technique for identifying editions and translations of description convention sources, this code was used for the French edition of AACR2]
rda
Resource Description and Access (Chicago, IL: American Library Association)
rdc
Reglas de catalogación (Madrid: Dirección General del Libro, Archivos y Bibliotecas)
rica
Regole italiane di catalogazione per autori (Roma: Istituto central per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche)
rna
Regeln zur Erschließung von Nachlässen und Autographen (RNA)
rpk
Rossiiskiie pravila katalogizatsii (Moskva: Rossiiskaíà Gosudarstvennaíà Biblioteka)
vd16
Formalerschliessung nach dem Verzeichnis der Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD 16)
vd17
Formalerschliessung nach dem Verzeichnis der Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts (VD 17)
-yuppiak
USE ppiak

Description Convention Source Code Usage in MARC and MODS

MARC 21 Formats and Fields

  • Bibliographic records
    • 040 $e (Cataloging Source / Description conventions)
  • Authority records
    • 040 $e (Cataloging Source / Description conventions)

MODS Elements

  • mods: recordInfo / descriptionStandard

 

 

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