Our internet was playing up yesterday, but hopefully will behave better today.
Just want to thank Iris for the information regarding DCRM2 and the RDA Toolkit. Here at Downside Abbey, we are in the enviable position of starting electronic cataloguing from scratch, therefore I made the decision to incorporate RDA conventions from the start. As funds are tight, I was debating whether to buy the print RDA or subscribe to the Toolkit, but I think that has just swung my decision.
I look forward to today!
Best wishes,
Louise Anderson

On 15 April 2015 at 15:55, O'Brien, Iris <[log in to unmask]" target="_blank">Iris.O'[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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.




Iris O'Brien

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