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Articles from Vol. 44, No. 3, July

Authority Control at the International Level
International efforts to provide authority control include the work of IFLA, the AUTHOR Project funded by the European Commission, and related work conducted under the auspices of the ICA/CDS. IFLA developed the guidelines Form and Structure of Corporate...
Harmonization of USMARC, CAN/MARC, and UKMARC
The Library of Congress, the National Library of Canada, and the British Library began discussing the harmonization of their respective MARC formats in 1994. The differences between USMARC and CAN/MARC were primarily in details rather than general...
IFLA Section on Cataloguing
"Why in the World?" The Bibliographic Control Division of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) consists of three sections: bibliography, cataloging, and classification. The cataloging section, which focuses...
Local Creation/Global Use
Bibliographic Data in the International Arena OCLC has grown from the original group of Ohio academic libraries to 27,000 libraries located in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin American, and South Africa. Each of the records in WorldCat (the OCLC...
REUSE or Rule Harmonization
Just a Project? German academic libraries acquire a large number of books from British and American publishers. The bibliographic records of the Library of Congress and the British National Bibliography are offered in most German library networks....
The Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules and Their Future
The past, present, and future development of AACR2 is outlined with particular emphasis on the directions provided by the International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR held in Toronto in October 1997. International cooperation...
The Emerging Global Bibliographic Network
The Era of International Standardization in the Development of Cataloging Policy Catalogers have become interdependent in their pursuit to provide biblio graphic control and access. This interdependency has brought with it the need for greater agreement...
The IFLA Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records
International Standards for Universal Bibliographic Control The formal charge for the IFLA study involving international bibliography standards was to delineate the functions that are performed by the bibliographic record with respect to various...
The Unicode Standard
Its Scope, Design Principles, and Prospects for International Cataloging The Unicode Standard is a global character set for worldwide computing covering the major modern scripts of the world as well as classical forms of Greek, Sanskrit, and Pali....
What in the World ... Cataloging on an International Scale
Introduction Two important events in the field of cataloging occurred in the fall of 1997: the International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR, which was held in Toronto in October, and the completion of the IFLA Functional...
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