Seminar: From DCRM Manuals to RBMS Policy Statements
Sponsored by The Bibliographical Society of America
The Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) suite of manuals has a successor: the RBMS Policy Statements, a consolidated set of guidelines for cataloging rare materials according to Resource Description and Access (RDA), will be published in 2019. In this seminar, members of the RBMS Descriptive Cataloging for Rare Materials Task Force will introduce the RBMS community to this new standard. Catalogers and non-catalogers alike will benefit from learning about the RBMS Policy Statements and how they will affect content, display, and searching of bibliographic data. Attendees will learn about the background of rare materials cataloging standards, how the RBMS Policy Statements fit within RDA, and how they interact with the RDA Early Printed Resources exceptions and the BIBCO Standard Record. The seminar will also address the major descriptive changes from DCRM to RBMS Policy Statements, and will include a technical explanation of how the RBMS Policy Statements function within the RDA Toolkit.
Moderator: Francis Lapka