Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) and Its Predecessors: A History of Rare Book Cataloging Practice in the United States
The second part describes the changes in the forthcoming third edition of the rare book cataloging manual, Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) (DCRM(B)). Observations of general developments in the manual are provided. A close examination of the changes in each of the rules includes the text of the rules followed by a discussion. DCRM(B) reflects decades of rare book cataloging experience and rule development. The purpose of this paper is to assist the rare book cataloger in making the transition to the new practices.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:rare books cataloging history rules
Date of Publication:11/23/2004