Appendix B Companion Standards

As indicated in the Overview, DACS includes basic rules for the types of holdings found in many archives, but they do not include all the rules needed to describe every possible type of document. Where further guidance is required, the following standards provide more detailed rules for describing published materials and particular types of nontextual materials. Listed here are the most recent editions at the time of writing; however, where a standard is revised periodically, users are encouraged to use the most recent edition.

Content Standards

Published Materials                                             

Anglo-American Cataloging Rules. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association; Ottawa: Canadian Library Association; London: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, 2002.

To be superseded by:

RDA: Resource Description and Access. Chicago: American Library Association; Ottawa: Canadian Library Association; London: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, 2011.

Graphic Materials

Parker, Elisabeth Betz. Graphic Materials: Rules for Describing Original Items and Historical Collections. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1982. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/gm/graphmat.html.

To be superseded by Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphic Materials). See link for updates: http://dcrmg.pbworks.com/w/page/6108102/FrontPage.

Cartographic Materials

Stibbe, Hugo, Vivien Cartmell, and Velma Parker, eds. Cartographic Materials: A Manual of Interpretation for AACR2. Chicago: American Library Association, Ottawa: Canadian Library Association, London: The Library Association, 1982.

Architectural Materials

Lowell, Waverly B., and Tawny Ryan Nelb. Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2006.

Porter, Vicki, and Robin Thornes. A Guide to the Description of Architectural Drawings. New York: G. K. Hall, 1994, on behalf of the Getty Art History Information Program.

Moving Image Materials

AMIM Revision Committee, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division. Archival Moving Image Materials: A Cataloging Manual. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, 2000.

The FIAF Cataloguing Rules for Film Archives. Munich: K. G. Saur, 1991.

The IASA Cataloguing Rules: A Manual for the Description of Sound Recordings and Related Audiovisual Media. Stockholm: International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, 1999. http://www.iasa-web.org/icat/icat001.htm.

Sound Recordings

The IASA Cataloguing Rules: A Manual for the Description of Sound Recordings and Related Audiovisual Media. Stockholm: International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, 1999. http://www.iasa-web.org/icat/icat001.htm.

Matters, Marion, comp. Oral History Cataloging Manual. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1995.

Objects

Baca, Murtha, Patricia Harpring, Elisa Lanzi, Linda McRae, and Ann Whiteside, on behalf of the Visual Resources Association. Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006.

Datasets

Federal Geographic Data Committee. FCDC-STD-001-1998. Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (revised June 1998). Washington, DC: Federal Geographic Data Committee, 1998. http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/csdgm.

Rare Books

Association of College and Research Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Bibliographic Standards Committee. Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books). Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2007.

Serials

Association of College and Research Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Bibliographic Standards Committee. Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials). Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2008.

Manuscripts

Pass, Gregory A. Descriptive Cataloging of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Manuscripts. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004.

Data Value Standards/Thesauri

Art & Architecture Thesaurus, Version 3.0. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust, 2000. http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat/.

Blackaby, James R., and Patricia Greeno, eds. Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging: A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall’s System for Classifying Man-made Objects. Nashville, TN: American Association of State and Local History Press, 1989.

Categories for the Description of Works of Art. Version 2.0. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust and College Art Association, Inc., 2000. http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/standards/cdwa/.

Dictionary of Occupational Titles. 4th ed., rev. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Employment Service, 1991. http://www.occupationalinfo.org.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names, Version 3.0. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust, 2000. http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/tgn/index.html/.

Library of Congress Authorities. Last revised December 7, 2012. Washington, DC: Library of Congress. http://authorities.loc.gov/.

Library of Congress Linked Data Service: Authorities and Vocabularies. Washington, DC: The Library of Congress. http://id.loc.gov/. This resource covers the following authorities:

  • LC Subject Headings
  • LC Name Authority File
  • LC Children’s Subject Headings
  • LC Genre/Form Terms
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials
  • MARC Relators
  • MARC Countries
  • MARC Geographic Areas
  • MARC Languages
  • ISO639-1 Languages
  • ISO639-2 Languages
  • ISO639-5 Languages

Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. MARC Code List for Countries. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2003. http://www.loc.gov/marc/countries/.

Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. MARC Code List for Languages. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2003. http://www.loc.gov/marc/languages/.

Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. MARC Code List for Organizations. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2004. http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/.

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Thesaurus for Graphic Materials I: Subject Terms (TGM I). Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1995. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/.

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II: Genre and Physical Characteristics Terms (TGM II). Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1995. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm2/.

Medical Subject Headings. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, 2003. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/.

Taves, Brian, Judi Hoffman, and Karen Lund, comps. The Moving Image Genre-form Guide. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, 1998. http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/migintro.html.

Unesco Thesaurus: A Structured List of Descriptors for Indexing and Retrieving Literature in the Fields of Education, Science, Social and Human Science, Culture, Communication and Information. Paris: Unesco Publishing, 1995. http://databases.unesco.org/thesaurus/ and http://databases.unesco.org/thesaurus/.

Union List of Artists’ Names, Version 3.0. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust, 2000. http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/ulan/index.htm/.

Data Structure Standards

Baca, Murtha, and Patricia Harpring, eds. Categories for the Description of Works of Art. rev. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust and College Art Association, Inc., 2009. http://www.getty.edu/research/publications/electronic_publications/cdwa/....

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1. June 14, 2012. http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/.

Encoded Archival Context—Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF). Maintained by the Encoded Archival Context Working Group of the Society of American Archivists and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, 2010. http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html.

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library—Version 2002. Prepared and maintained by the Encoded Archival Description Working Group of the Society of American Archivists and the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2002. http://www.loc.gov/ead/tglib/.

 Library of Congress. VRA Core Schema and Documentation. Washington, DC: Library of Congress. Last revised October 31, 2012. http://www.loc.gov/standards/vracore/schemas.html.

Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1999. http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/.

Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Metadata and Encoding Transmission Standard. Washington, DC: Library of Congress. Last revised November 29, 2012. http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/.

Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Metadata Object Description Schema. Washington, DC: Library of Congress. Last revised February 14, 2013. http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/.

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