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For those of you who are interested in creating DCRM-RDA hybrid records, there is some information on this on the DCRM-RDA webpage of the Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS): http://rbms.info/dcrm/rda/. The website also includes a link to the RDA BIBCO Standard Record (BSR) (http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/scs/documents/PCC-RDA-BSR.pdf), which Louise already mentioned.

 

A task force under the aegis of the Bibliographic Standards Committee (BSC) of the Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS) is currently working on creating a consolidated DCRM (i.e. combining the format specific guidelines covering Books, Serials, Music, Cartographic and Graphic material but not Manuscripts) compatible with RDA (working title DCRM2). The group envisages that a first draft will be available for comment in the second half of next year. DCRM2 will be incorporated into the RDA Toolkit similar to the national libraries’ policy statements.

 

 

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Iris O'Brien

Early Printed Collections Cataloguing and Processing Manager

The British Library

St Pancras

96 Euston Road

London

NW1 2DB

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7412 7731

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