In a representative response to a draft of AACR2
in 1977, Dena Epstein (then president of MLA) wrote to John Byrum (chair of the RTSD Catalog Code Revision Committee):
It was quickly realized that a substantial revision of AACR2
was required, which encouraged the adoption of a new title for what had been envisaged as a third edition of AACR.
The differences highlight the most fundamental changes from AACR2
The transition from AACR2
to RDA will not be a major upheaval for Australian libraries.
0% (n=0) 27% (n=4) 27% (n=4) Non-print media 7% (n=1) 13% (n=2) 20% (n=3) Reference resources 13% (n=2) 0% (n=0) 13% (n=2) AACR2
A discussion of New Directions alerted some delegates to the impending implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA) to replace AACR2
Members of this Task Force had participated in some of the NISTF discussions as well as those at LC, whose Joint Committee on Specialized Cataloging was working on revisions to AACR2
52 (June 2002) much has been achieved and this contributor can give a sigh of relief that the project on the revision of Cartographic Materials: a manual of interpretation for AACR2
has at last been completed.
You still follow AACR2
, but are more selective as to the extent of the details.
The output form has used the ISBD standard (PM) and (NBM) and the AACR2
rules so far.
Given that most libraries will be dealing with databases containing large bodies of legacy data recorded according to AACR2
and encoded in MARC, particular attention is paid to MARC data and to AACR2
; RDA is addressed to the extent possible.
The LEAF-VN also arranged a number of trainings, workshops and seminars in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City related to DDC and LC classifications, AACR2
, MARC21, development of Subject Heading List etc.