lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011

A Bibliographic Framework for the Digital Age (October 31, 2011)

The Working Group of the Future of Bibliographic Control, as it examined technology for the future, wrote that the Library community’s data carrier, MARC, is “based on forty-year-old techniques for data management and is out of step with programming styles of today.” leer más...

martes, 20 de septiembre de 2011

Nuevas tendencias en la catalogación a comienzos del siglo XXI

M. Olaran Múgica en su artículo expone las nuevas tendencias en el ámbito de la catalogación. En su resumen escribe: "tras un breve recorrido sobre los códigos catalográficos de mayor vigencia internacional, como son el formato MARC 21, los FRBR, la ISBD consolidada y las RDA, se pasa a analizar la situación actual española, con las tendencias marcadas por la Biblioteca Nacional indicando, a modo de buenas prácticas, una serie de recomendaciones"

sábado, 10 de septiembre de 2011

Library of Congress preparing for RDA‏

The Policy and Standards Division, part of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate at the Library of Congress, is launching a new website as the Library prepares for RDA. The site is located at: There are links to training documents, presentations, exercises, and examples of records as well as to other RDA related sites. Many more links will be added as items are created, edited, and updated as preparations for RDA proceed. The page originally created for LC documentation related to the US RDA Test will no longer be maintained. Links from that site will be migrated to the new site over time as appropriate...

viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2011

The Evolving Book Group: New Formats Mean More Engagement | Cover Story

The Evolving Book Group: New Formats Mean More Engagement | Cover Story

Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative

The Library of Congress is launching a review of the bibliographic framework to better accommodate future needs. A major focus of the initiative will be to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 exchange format in order to reap the benefits of newer technology while preserving a robust data exchange that has supported resource sharing and cataloging cost savings in recent decades. This work will be carried out in consultation with the format's formal partners -- Library and Archives Canada and the British Library -- and informal partners -- the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and other national libraries, the agencies that provide library services and products, the many MARC user institutions, and the MARC advisory committees such as the MARBI committee of ALA, the Canadian Committee on MARC, and the BIC Bibliographic Standards Group in the UK. leer más...

sábado, 18 de junio de 2011


The Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine are pleased to issue a statement from the Executives of the three libraries regarding the Report and Recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee on the implementation of RDA-Resource Description & Access. This statement and the Executive Summary of the Committee's Report and Recommendations are being issued to allow interested parties sufficient time to review prior to the upcoming Annual Conference of the American Library Association in New Orleans, June 23 -28. The full Report and Recommendations will be available prior the ALA Annual Conference on the Testing Resource Description and Access Home Page:

An executive summary of the report is available now at:

martes, 29 de marzo de 2011


Presentación de Troy Linker, Publisher for ALA Digital Reference

AACR2 to RDA Using the RDA Toolkit from ALA Publishing on Vimeo.