Introduction

Description Convention Sources identifies standard rules or guidelines for describing bibliographic resources, commonly called cataloging rules, and assigns a code to each source.  The purpose of this list is to enable the source of description guidelines in metadata records to be indicated by a code.  For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Introduction.

Arrangement of the list

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation.  The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 characters, including lowercase alphabetic characters, numeric characters 0 through 9, and the hyphen (-).  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Code Maintenance.

Description Convention Source Codes

aacr

Anglo-American cataloguing rules (Chicago: American Library Association)

amim

Archival Moving Image Materials (Washington: Library of Congress)

amremm

Pass, Gregory A. Descriptive cataloging of ancient, medieval, renaissance, and early-modern manuscripts (Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries)

appm

Hensen, Steven L. Archives, personal papers, and manuscripts (Washington: Library of Congress)

bdrb

Descriptive cataloging of rare books (Washington: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service)

bps

McCrum, Blanche Prichard. Bibliographical procedures and style (Washington: Library of Congress, General Reference and Bibliography Division)

cco

Cataloging cultural objects : a guide to describing cultural works and their images (Chicago: Visual Resources Association, American Library Association)

ccr

Chinese cataloging rules (Taiwan: National Central Library)

cgcrb

Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable form = 中文善本書機讀目錄編目規則 (Research Library Group)

crlp

Hallam, Adele. Cataloging Rules for the Description of Looseleaf Publications: with special emphasis on legal materials (Washington: Library of Congress)

dacs

Describing archives: a content standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists)

dcgpm

Descriptive Cataloging Guidelines for Pre-Meiji Japanese Books (Subcommittee on Japanese Rare Books, Committee on Japanese Materials, Council on East Asian Libraries)

dcrb

Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books (Washington, DC: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress)

dcrmb

Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) (Washington, DC: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress)

dcrmc

DCRM(C): Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Cartographic).  (Chicago: Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries)

dcrmg

DCRM(G): Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics) (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College & Research Libraries)

dcrmm

DCRM(M): Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Music) (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries)

dcrmmss

DCRM(MSS): Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts) (Chicago: Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries)

dcrms

DCRM(S): Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials) (Washington, DC: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress)

din1505

Titelangaben von Dokumenten (Berlin: Beuth)

dmbsb

Dokumentation av materialets behandling i SB 1700-1829 (Stockholm: Kungl. Biblioteket)

enol

Ekspertiza i nauchno-tekhnicheskaia obrabotka lichnykh arkhivnykh fondov: metodicheskiie rekomendatsii (Moskva: Gosudarstvennaia biblioteka SSSR im. V. I. Lenin)

estc

Eighteenth century short title catalogue, the cataloguing rules (London: The British Library)

fobidrtb

Federatie van Organisaties op het Gebied van het Bibliotheek-Informatie-en Dokumentatiewezen (FOBID) Regels voor de titelbeschrijving (Den Haag: Nederlands Bibliotheek en Lektuur Centrum)

gihc

Betz, Elisabeth W. Graphic Materials (Washington: Library of Congress)

hmstcn

Handleiding voor de medewerkers aan de STCN ('s Gravenhage: Koninklijke Bibliotheek)  [Short title catalog of the Netherlands]

iosr

"Instruktsiia po opisaniiu slaviano-russkikh rukopisei XI-XIV vv. dlia Svodnogo kataloga rukopisei, khraniashchikhsia v SSSR" in Arkheologicheskii ezhegodnik za 1975 god. (Moskva: Izd-vo Akademii)

isbd

ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD Review Group/Standing Committee of the IFLA Cataloguing Section)

katreg

Katalogiseringsregler: Anglo-American cataloguing rules, second edition /oversatt og bearbiedet for Norske forhold ved Inger Cathrine Spangen (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)

kbsdb

Katalogiseringsregler og bibliografisk standard for danske biblioteker (Ballerup: Dansk BiblioteksCenter)

kids

Katalogisierungsregeln Informationsverbund Deutschschweiz (Zürich: Informationsverbund Deutschschweiz)

krsb

Katalogiseringsregler for svenska bibliotek (Lund: Bibliotekstjanst)

lcmpt

Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT) (Washington, DC: Library of Congress)

local

Locally defined or unknown cataloging rules

mmlcc

Manual of map library classification and cataloguing (London: Ministry of Defence)

ncafnor

Normes de catalogage publiées par l'Association française de normalisation (Paris: AFNOR)

ncr

Nippon cataloging rules (Tokyo: National Diet Library)

ncs

Norme per il catalogo degli stampati (Città del Vaticano: Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

ohcm

Matters, Marion E. Oral history cataloging manual (Chicago: Society of American Archivists)

pi

Instruktionen für die alphabetischen Kataloge der preussischen Bibliotheken (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrasowitz)

pn

Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record Guidelines (Library of Congress, Program for Cooperative Cataloging)

ppiak

Verona, Eva. Pravilnik i priručnik za izradbu abecednih kataloga (Zagreb: Hrvatsko bibliotekarsko društvo)

psbo

Pravila sostavleníìa bibliograficheskogo opisaníìa (Moskva: Kniga)

rad

Rules for archival description (Ottawa: Bureau of Canadian Archivists)

rak

Regeln für die alphabetische Katalogisierung (Wiesbaden: Reichert)

rakddb

Ansetzungsform gemaess der RAK - Anwendung Der Deutschen Bibliothek

rakwb

Regeln für die alphabetische Katalogisierung an wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken. (Berlin: Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut)

–rcaa2

Règles de catalogage anglo-américaines. 2e édition. (Montréal: ASTED)  [Prior to the implementation of a technique for identifying editions and translations of description convention sources, this code was used for the French edition of AACR2.]

rda

Resource Description and Access (Chicago, IL: American Library Association)

rdc

Reglas de catalogación (Madrid: Dirección General del Libro, Archivos y Bibliotecas)

rica

Regole italiane di catalogazione per autori (Roma: Istituto central per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche)

rna

Regeln zur Erschließung von Nachlässen und Autographen (RNA)

rpk

Rossiiskiie pravila katalogizatsii (Moskva: Rossiiskaíà Gosudarstvennaíà Biblioteka)

sscde

SCIS Standards for Cataloguing and Data Entry (Education Services Australia Ltd.)

vd16

Formalerschliessung nach dem Verzeichnis der Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD 16)

vd17

Formalerschliessung nach dem Verzeichnis der Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts (VD 17)

–yuppiak

USE ppiak

Usage in MARC 21

 Bibliographic records

040 $e (Cataloging Source / Description conventions)

 Authority records

040 $e (Cataloging Source / Description conventions)

MODS Elements

 mods: recordInfo / descriptionStandard

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents